Although economies of solidarity can serve as supplemental forms of production and distribution to our existing economy, that is not the limit of their aspirations. The goal of any solidarity economy should be to completely replace the economies of old.
Food sovereignty is a crucial part of meeting and exceeding that goal. Community gardens are just one way of moving towards food sovereignty and autonomy.
The community garden movement seeks to provide diverse, nutritious food through a process of communal land stewardship. Most of us who live in cities are too far removed from the process of food production, and therefore we are alienated from it.
Food sovereignty means cooperatively managing the policies and mechanisms of food production, keeping the process as local as possible and educating our communities in restorative, regenerative practices which work in harmony with our shared habitat.