I am a year-round resident in a gated community in far east Mesa, AZ with a Homeowners Association (HOA). I LOVE my HOA (so far!). I like the fact that, in this case, conformity brings harmony (so far). However....I also want a food forest. So I am designing a garden (mostly edible) that hopefully will be pleasing for me and my neighbors to look at, will not violate the HOA restrictions, and provide me and my husband (and family, friends & neighbors) an abundance of healthy things to eat. We'll see how it goes......