A 'Garden Raising'
My son's gf recently moved into a house she is sharing with several other women in a downtown Houston area just beginning to be gentrified. She wants a vegetable garden and it is fine with her landlord, so in two weeks she is going to have a 'garden raising' party, inviting friends to help create the new garden.
She is providing lunch for everyone and is also inviting her artist friends (she is an artist) to bring their paints and paint if they wish. I may go and do what I can, I have already given a bunch of seeds and tomato and pepper plants.
I think this is a grand idea. Like the old fashioned 'barn raisings', a combined effort will help get the garden started in the company of friends, food and conversation.
It is my experience that gardening is very much an ongoing effort, not a 'once and done' effort, but this sounds like a fun way to start out.