Water-wise Public Planters: A RAINBOW OF FRUIT TREES : July 16 - August 17
Propagation Station : August 13th 10am- 12pm
Lemonade Stand : August 13th 11am- 1pm
Lemonade Stand is a public participatory project where in exchange for a glass of lemonade the public is asked to draw their portrait onto a lemon using a black marker.
Propagation Station : August 13th 11am- 1pm
a public participatory project that anyone can perform by propagating a drought tolerant fruit bearing plant that can be added to The Endless Orchard and shared with everyone. Bring cuttings of your back yard fruit to share and plant them around LA! ...Dragon Fruit, Tunas, Fig, Pomegranate, Pineapple! This years favorite fruit is Dragonfruit- a succulent fruit and superfood native to Mexico - but also a plant that grows easily in Southern California. Anyone can propagate, share, and adopt a cutting they will take home and root and then transplant and map on the Endless Orchard. cuttings are decorated with paint and inks to illustrate a “spirit animal” or “messages” to invoke goodwill and citizenship in the City of Los Angeles. There is no money exchanged- just knowledge sharing and fruit tree sharing.
BYOF: Do you have a fruit tree in your yard or in your neighborhood that you **LOVE**?? We want to help you share the love. Bring a young branch from the fruit tree or plant that is 2’-3’ feet long with all of the smaller branches and leave still attached. NOTE: Make sure that you do not cut from a tree that currently have fruit ripening (this will not work)
Water-wise Public Planters: A RAINBOW OF FRUIT TREES : August 13th 10am - 12pm by Fallen Fruit is an ongoing installation on view at the HUB.
The Endless Orchard is an on-going installation of fruit trees in (the margins of) public space and is designed to provide communities with an urban experience that can be cared for, cultivated and shared by the public. ‘Urban Fruit Trails’ have been planted in Los Angeles, New York City, Omaha, Portland and more. The goal is to connect neighborhoods with fruit bearing trees and create walking trails from public transportation to local landmarks. The public fruit trees are planted on the margins of public space, along sidewalks, alleys and parkways where the fruit can be shared with everyone.
Presented by Dyson and Womack at the HUB - with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Division, CURRENT:LA Water Public Art Biennial uses contemporary art as a platform for the exchange of ideas around critical issues our city faces together.
PHASE 1: We've planted tons of fruit trees in the neighborhood surrounding Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown LA! In the weeks leading up to this Phase of The Endless Orchard, we went door to door in the community to meet with residents, businesses, schools and churches and we found stewards for the new public fruit trees. These same neighbors came to help us plant the trees in front of their properties along sidewalks and agreed to take care of the trees and share fruit with the everyone.
Join us for The Endless Orchard PHASE 2! We'll be planting more trees, creating our Monument to Sharing, and launching our mobile app where anyone can plant, map and share their fruit!
David and Austin
Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)Join us! Opening day, A Day in Paradise, will feature site specific art works by Oregon based artists and it's free for everyone! Look here. Portland Art Museum OCT 24, 2015 – JAN 17, 2016