What is ‘Fallen Fruit?’

From their website:

“Public Fruit” is the concept behind the Fallen Fruit, an activist art project which started as a mapping of all the public fruit in our neighborhood. We ask all of you to contribute your maps so they expand to cover the United States and then the world. We encourage everyone to harvest, plant and sample public fruit, which is what we call all fruit on or overhanging public spaces such as sidewalks, streets or parking lots.

We believe fruit is a resource that should be commonly shared, like shells from the beach or mushrooms from the forest. Fallen Fruit has moved from mapping to planning fruit parks in under-utilized areas. Our goal is to get people thinking about the life and vitality of our neighborhoods and to consider how we can change the dynamic of our cities and common values.

-Fallen Fruit is David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young

http://www.fallenfruit.org/

Note:  Be sure to read their manifesto.  Looks like they’re based out of Kali, but it seems like a good idea for all parts of the country.  I’m sure many people have fruits growing in their backyards that drop to the ground and rot because most people have this idea in their minds that fruit comes from a grocery store, not a tree.  Don’t believe me?  Ask a kid where fruit comes from.

This link was found via http://www.worldchanging.com/

Hey Mayor Hickenlooper, you want to plant a million trees in the next twenty years, right?  Can you imagine if the Denver area had an additional million fruit trees?  That would be pretty cool. 

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