Just an interesting topic: now that street gardens are no longer locked to you, can you see any reason at all to make a street garden? Odds are you won't get the herbs unless you're online and notice the notification. It makes for a disincentive to be on a route if you want to do herb gardening.
Trees and minerals I have no problem at all with making and letting others harvest. People at least give back by petting and watering, even if I do have to shoulder more burden by renewing them. But it seems that people very, very rarely replant herbs if they take them. I wouldn't mind keeping an herb garden and getting no herbs out of them personally if people would replant them, but I'm not going to shoulder the Imagination cost and then be expected to keep re-seeding the herbs.