He gardened. He asked two neighbors if he could garden in their back yards. He got more neighbors’ yards involved. He got use of a vacant lot. He gifted his garden’s food, and is now formalizing that relationship with neighbors who wish to buy the food.
It’s grown and grown, and now he’s got a tidy little chunk of neighborhood producing, well, produce. It’s a great story told through color-coded maps, which of course I can’t resist. Bonus!