I have "claimed" my community garden plot & have been out there doing bits of gardening work. Fortunately for me, the plot was worked as recently as last year & the former "owners" ?"occupiers"? No, I guess "gardeners" is the term. Anyway the former gardeners improved the soil several years running. This news came to me from 3 other plot gardeners in the community garden. Apparently it is an enviable plot. Since the snow has only just melted, at this point it is a mucky mess but I am still pleased.