About a year after we moved in our current home I approached our neighbour and asked if this space was being used for anything and would they mind if I cleaned it up a bit and plant some vegetables. Since they are not as mobile as they'd like to be and rarely go to that side of their house they had no objection. So, I cleaned it up and planted tomato plants that I had grown from seed and some hollyhocks. When the tomatoes are ripe, I pick them and leave them on my neighbour's front porch for them to enjoy. This year planted beef steak, cherry and early girl.
My extra tomato plants that I've grown from seed have somewhere to grow, and my neighbour get fresh tomatoes to enjoy. They're happy !