We have been involved for some time in a community allotment. It is a great way to learn from others and to enjoy the pleasures of an allotment without the full responsibility, which I would find overwhelming.
It is good to be part of a team, to learn more about growing things from folks more knowledgeable than I, to enjoy tilling the earth and observing the turn of the seasons.
I have found it to be a wonderful space for reflection and prayer, and for friendship to grow. And my boys enjoy it. We haven't had as much time to give recently, but today's random act of wildness involved going up to water the allotment, and to gather ripe strawberries …
There are several community allotments in our city, so if you have thought of getting an allotment, but worried you'd be taking on more than you could manage, maybe you can find a similar project near you.