Our first meeting went well - six of us showed up, and five were able to stay and help get some seedlings planted. I got a better sense of what we want to do, and probably some ideas about how to handle the process. It sounds like the building manager wants us to have some guidelines in place, and the property management company is willing to kick in some money. So, I think it'll take some patience and negotiation, but we can get something in place.
The garden already has some thriving tomato plants; today we planted lettuce, kale, broccoli, turnips, and carrots. All but the carrots were seedlings. It's so weird to put stuff in the ground in September!!!
We also kicked around ideas for what else we might like to plant. For this coming fall/winter it sounds like we're interested in potatoes, beets, brussels sprouts, and some other hardy stuff. I suppose we have to get the beds built first, and who knows what that timeline is.