I wish I had some before photos of this little patch. Two weeks ago it was a tiny weedy mess. Our uphill neighbours have moved out, so while the house was vacant, I took the liberty of clearing the weeds, laying down cardboard and a thick layer of gutter mulch and putting in some edible seeds and seedlings. I planted strawberries, Lebanese cress, silverbeet, parsley, chives, ginger, coriander, lettuce, marigolds, beans, peas and an elderberry. Oh, and a hardenbergia for the fence. Doesn't look like much at the moment but a week or two should work wonders.
Hopefully our new neighbours are inspired to keep it going. If not, the parsley should self seed to create a parsley forest, which is better than weeds.