The example that brought this question to mind:
My city funds community gardens in various areas around town, mostly in low-income areas where many Hispanics, as well as Somalian and Burmese refugees live. A plot of land (nothing too big) is set aside by the city for a neighborhood block or sometimes a whole neighborhood, and the plot is farmed throughout the summer (I am unsure as to what determines if someone can farm there and how much each farmer gets). I will admit that it does fulfill its purpose of bringing local residents together and helps to integrate and mesh the refugees' cultures with other ones here, and most of the organizing is done voluntarily and more or less horizontally, but is this something anarchists should participate in? Or should anarchists work without any help from the state?