Martha your post made me reminisce the time when I was still working back in my country. During lunchtime, all those who are available,sat down around a dining table and laid down all our food. This gave us a chance to know each other more and treated each other as family. Oh, you just don’t know how much we cried when we parted ways. I love gardening too — growing them from seedlings and watch them grow.
You are right! A simple action can connect you around the neighborhood. My neighbors always see me watering my vegetables and their wave and smile is enough to brighten my day.