Fallen Fruit on Naturally Danny Seo – October 14

Watch us, Fallen Fruit’s David Burns and Austin Young, this weekend on Naturally Danny Seo!

October 14, 2017 on the NBC’s The More You Know NBC is HERE

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Fallen Fruit Magazine – The Love Edition

What the world needs now is love sweet love…. and fruit.

Fallen Fruit Magazine, The “Love” Edition is a zine made by Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) It was a 3 hour collaboration on Natoma Street, San Francisco, California, on July 29, 2017, 3-6pm with Sites Unseen and everyone who participated.

Sites Unseen is working with local community partners and cultural institutions to bring dynamic arts program- ming to seven underused alleys in the neighborhood in the form of permanent and temporary artworks, per- formances, screenings, and other happenings. e alleys––Annie, Clementina, Jessie East, Lapu Lapu, Minna, Natoma, and Shipley Streets––will provide a platform for both local and national artists at all career stages to showcase work within a uni ed curatorial framework. Sites Unseen will activate these neglected areas by foster- ing social interaction, community pride, and economic opportunities while increasing visitors’ exposure to the arts.

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Art + Design: Open-air Market Oct. 15th

come check out our Fallen fruit Pop-up store:

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Snow Ball Portraits!

We wanted to meet neighbors and celebrate summer in the Lower 9th Ward.

Artists Fallen Fruit were in New Orleans in May preparing for our public project this fall in collaboration with Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, Newcomb Art Museum, and the Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development. Stay tuned for more information about their initiative working with local residents to plant publicly accessible fruit trees and record the city’s rich histories

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Fallen Fruit in New Orleans

Fallen Fruit in New Orleans!

Fallen Fruit has  partnered with Pelican Bomb,  A Studio in the Woods, Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, and Newcomb Art Museum!

We got the NEA PROJECT GRANT FOR 2017 to plant two Public Fruit Parks in New Orlean. Come help us plant in January 2018. 

We will present our exhibition celebrating the collection of Tulane University and the Newcomb Art Museum at the Newcomb Art Museum in April 2018.   

Stay tuned for more information about our initiative working with local residents to plant publicly accessible fruit trees and record the city’s rich histories.


Snow Ball Portraits by Fallen Fruit – Fathers Day, 2017 at Burnell’s Lower 9th Ward Market

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Fallen Fruit Magazine San Francisco – July 29th

Fallen Fruit Magazine – The LOVE issue
A 3 hour collaboration with anyone who wants to participate. Come make a Magazine with us! Inspired by the Summer of Love with Sites Unseen!

FALLEN FRUIT, David Burns and Austin Young, invite you to a 3 hour collaboration with anyone who wants to participate. Come make a Magazine with us inspired by the Summer of Love! “We are inspired by LOVE, Utopia, and idealism. People are thinking about what could make the world a better place, and feeling empowered.” – Fallen Fruit will also have a kissing booth and take portraits of people kissing at the site to include in the zine.

July 29th 3-6pm rsvp here: Send Mail

The event will take place on the block of Natoma St between New Montgomery and the back entrance to SFMOMA. It’s free and open to the public of all ages –– we can’t wait to see you there!
The event will launch artist Leah Rosenberg’s new seating and lighting installation in Natoma Street in downtown SF, featuring a participatory #CrochetJam with Ramekon Oarwisters.

Fallen Fruit Magazine brings together public participation, local histories and story-telling. Using strategies of collage this temporary team of culture advocates use fruit as a symbol, object and/or subject to create original editorial content to produce in a one-day a site-specific limited edition contemporary culture magazine. Each edition is unique and is editorially focused to topics and subject matter that is historically meaningful to the neighborhood and/or region.

We’ll create cut-out collage, hand-made graphics, illustrations for short written text, original artwork, current event commentary all through a lens of fruit, love and contemporary culture. The final document becomes an electronic PDF available for download.

In addition to providing the materials for their public participatory project, Fallen Fruit Magazine, which included cutouts of various fruit and fashion magazines, the artists ask participants while they work to think about the theme of “Utopia” and “Love”


Puerto Vallarta edition

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Bananas in 3 Colors – print for sale!

Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)
Bananas in 3 Colors
Letterpress on Crane’s Ecru 134#

Edition of 30, 6 APs, 2 PPs
19.625 x 15.625″
2017

$900 (price increases in three tiers of 10 as prints are sold)

Free Worldwide Shipping

*All proceeds from the print will benefit Fallen Fruit, the Endless Orchard, and planting fruit trees in public space for everyone to share.


Purchase on our store here: FALLEN FRUIT STORE
or Email Fallen Fruit if you’d like to purchase the print with a tax deductible donation.

Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) has created a unique print in collaboration with Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago, and Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles. Fallen Fruit work with fruit as a medium to involve the public, create communities and initiate narrative by engaging through workshops and individual works of art. This print is made using fluorescent ink, and changes radically when viewed under a black light.

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Stoneview Public Fruit Jam! Aug 6th

Join Fallen Fruit at Stoneview Nature Center for a Public Fruit Jam!
An interactive collaborative exploration of fruit, community, and neighborhood goodness.
Sunday August 6th, 2017
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam!
5950 Stoneview Dr. Culver City *free to the public Rsvp: info@ fallenfruit . org

Join us and your friends and neighbors to make jam together. We’ll have plenty of fruit– or bring your home-grown or street-picked fruit, and come jam with us! Wash your fruit prior to arrival. Bring bring a friend or neighbor too! Working without recipes, we ask people to sit with others they do not already know and negotiate what kind of jam to make: if I have lemons and you have figs, we’d make lemon fig jam (with lavender).

The Public Fruit Jam harkens back to old-time community harvest festivals. The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that are available. The artists of Fallen Fruit will bring public fruit picked from the streets of Los Angeles. We are looking for radical and experimental jams as well, like strawberry grapefruit or lemon pepper-and-lavender jelly. You’ll learn about the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, as well as the communal power of shared fruit and the magic of public fruit.

This event celebrates the newly opened Stoneview Nature Center and the surrounding neighbors. If you live in the neighborhood help us make our art for the community building:

Stoneview Family Photos– Neighbor’s of Stoneview Nature Center: The artists need your help to complete the artwork for the park. They are looking for family photographs from the neighborhood from the 1950’s to present. Photos will go into the community building or exist in an online archive of the Blair Hills neighborhood.

Public Chandeliers– Chandeliers are being created from spoons, and forks and butter knives, kitchen utensils, etc from family homes in the area. Bring stray utensils to be a part of the project!

Stoneview Nature Center:
“The 5-acre Stoneview Nature Center two miles west of Stocker — and itself a stop on the Park-To-Playa Trail — sees Fallen Fruit’s integral design elements in a more conceptual but still absolutely edible landscape integrated into the new construction’s progressive municipal design/build award. Co-proposed with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, AHBE Landscape Design, and graphics by Omnivore, the site is a sustainable, multi-use vision for a community center featuring outdoor kitchen and gathering areas, art installations based on the neighborhood’s history, and at its heart, Fallen Fruit’s organic rainbow of living colors, rich symbolism, and narrative in the form of free harvests of pomegranates, lemons, oranges, avocados, grapes, berries and figs. “ – Shana Nys Dambrot, Huffington Post.

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Fruit Tree Care 101- June 17th and 18th


Fruit tree care 101
Want to learn the basics of how to keep your fruit trees happy, healthy and producing delicious fruit? Join us for a weekend intensive on fruit tree care at Stoneview Nature Center from 11:00 – 2:00(?) on Saturday and Sunday June 17 & 18.

On Saturday you will learn:
– How to read your tree
– How to feed your tree (when to apply fertilizers and what fertilizers to apply)
– How to optimize fruit production

On Sunday you will learn:
– The specifics of citrus tree care
– The specifics of avocado tree care

Come to one or both workshops!

Snacks and water provided.

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Sweet and Sour! at Stoneview Nature Center


Sweet & Sour!! June 4th!
Fallen Fruit present our Fermentation Station at Stoneview Nature Center!

Fallen Fruit Sodas — With your help, we will be creating custom flavored fruit syrup to make fermented sodas. These are all natural, low sugar and totally delicious. Everyone can participate, big kids, little kids, moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors, friends and more. Flavors will include raspberry, meyerlemon with basil, watermelon and more combinations we get to create together!
Everyone will get at least one bottle of soda to take home.

Fruit Pickles!! — We all love pickles — Summertime crunchy, yummy cucumber pickles. Cukes are a fruit!! But we can pickle more than that. Okra (is a a fruit!). Apples, Zucchini, Watermelon rinds, and more. Use your imagination and build your own pickle jar. We will make the brine and you will have delicious pickles to share with your family in friends within 1-2 days! They will keep in the fridge all summer and these pickles made perfectly, with love.

Stoneview Family Photos- Neighbor’s of Stoneview Nature Center: The artists need your help to complete the artwork for the park. They are looking for family photographs from the neighborhood from the 1950’s to present. info@fallenfruit.org Photos will go into the community building or exist in an online archive of the Blair Hills neighborhood.

Public Chandeliers- Chandeliers are being created from spoons, and forks and butter knives, kitchen utensils, etc from family homes in the area. Bring stray utensils to be a part of the project!

*free to the public

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Fallen Fruit Magazine – Charlotte

In addition to providing the materials for their public participatory project, Fallen Fruit Magazine, which included cutouts of various fruit and fashion magazines, the artists asked participants while they worked to think about the theme of “Utopia” and current events, such as the Women’s March on the day after the 2017 presidential inauguration.

“We are inspired by images about protest,” Young and Burns note. “Perhaps the Women’s March that had just happened galvanized everyone. People are really thinking about what could make the world a better place, and feeling empowered.”

Read the whole interview HERE.

Download Magazine here: FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE

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Food by Design at The Museum of Design in Atlanta

Food by Design

The Museum of Design in Atlanta, Georgia is currently showing our work. The exhibition Food by Design: Sustaining the Future includes designers of living architecture, (Mitchell Joachim, David Benjamin) revolutionary food concepts (Ugly Food, Fallen Fruit, Victory Gardens of Tomorrow, Concrete Jungle) future foods (3D Printed foods, Cricket Bitters, Soylent, Memphis Meats), and food waste systems (Compost Wheels, Bionicraft Biovessel, and me).

Exhibition runs January 25 – May 21, 2017.

http://www.museumofdesign.org

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Feeding 5000 in DTLA- May 4th at Pershing Square

“a delicious communal feast for 5000 people made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted. We have organized over 40 events worldwide and are very excited to take it to LA.” –Feeding 5000

WHEN + WHERE

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 11am – 4pm

Pershing Square, Downtown LA

Fallen Fruit will be onsite with backyard oranges to share and our Endless Orchard web app.
We believe our cities could be like communal gardens, so come be a part of the Endless Orchard!
Join us at Pershing Square with
Code Rodeo!

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Buffalo Tree Adoption-May 6

UPCOMING EVENT: Endless Orchard in Buffalo!

May 6, 2017 from 11:00am – 2pm
The Endless Orchard
Fallen Fruit with UB Art Galleries

What if instead of going to the grocery store for an apple, you just walked outside your door? The ENDLESS ORCHARD by Fallen Fruit is a way that anyone anywhere can plant, map, and share fruit! The Endless Orchard is a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods.

Come plant fruit trees with us and your fellow neighbors on May 6th at Locust Street Art located on 138 Locust Street.

“I’ve wanted to work with Fallen Fruit for a long time, and it seemed to be the perfect match to bring them to Buffalo and into the Fruit Belt to work with the neighborhood to bring fruit back to the Fruit Belt.”
Rachel Adams – curator of UB Art Gallery


Austin Young, Rachel Adams, David Burns, & Harper


We will be planting with Locust Street Art

Join us on The Endless Orchard:

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Monument to Sharing- unveiled at LA Historic State Park- Earth Day!

Join us! Two new artworks launch and Fruit Map Bandana Dyeing Workshop!

We unveil our new public artwork, A Monument to Sharing on Earth Day -Saturday, April 22nd

We will also be on site to launch
at Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles CA, 90012

Opening Celebration 10am – 5pm – Free
Fallen Fruit will be at our public artwork: Monument to Sharing– located at the orange grove near Spring Street and

You are invited to participate in an Endless Orchard Public Fruit Map Bandana Dying Workshop from 11am-2pm

More info HERE

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Endless Orchard Public Fruit Map

Huffington post story
LA Timesstory
Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project and is funded by Creative Capital, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Good Works Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and the Endless Orchard Kickstarter campaign.

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Stoneview Nature Center Opening! Salsa and Guacamole Party!

What if there was a rainbow fruit orchard along a 13 mile walking trail to the beach??
Let’s celebrate the opening with the surrounding community on April 8th and WE invite you to make salsa, guacamole and salsa dance with us!
🙌🏻🦄🎉:

​thank you so much!

Austin and David

Neighbor’s of Stoneview Nature Center: The artists need your help to complete the artwork for the park. They are looking for family photographs from the neighborhood from the 1950’s to present. Bring one to the opening event and we can scan it or email them to the artists, info@fallenfruit.org All submitted material will go into the community building or exist in an online archive of the Blair Hills neighborhood. Also, handmade chandeliers are being created from spoons, and forks and butter knives or similar from family homes in the area. Do you have any stray utensils you could donate to be a part of the project?

“The 5-acre Stoneview Nature Center two miles west of Stocker — and itself a stop on the Park-To-Playa Trail — sees Fallen Fruit’s integral design elements in a more conceptual but still absolutely edible landscape integrated into the new construction’s progressive municipal design/build award. Co-proposed with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, AHBE Landscape Design, and graphics by Omnivore, the site is a sustainable, multi-use vision for a community center featuring outdoor kitchen and gathering areas, art installations based on the neighborhood’s history, and at its heart, Fallen Fruit’s organic rainbow of living colors, rich symbolism, and narrative in the form of free harvests of pomegranates, lemons, oranges, avocados, grapes, berries and figs. The Center opens April 8, 2017 to residents, with official events planned 10am-2pm. “ – Shana Nys Dambrot, Huffington Post.

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The Endless Orchard launch- EARTHDAY 2017

Fallen Fruit Launches Their Worldwide Public Artwork, “Endless Orchard” April 22nd, Earth Day, 2017

“Endless Orchard” invites the public to plant and map fruit trees via a social mapping platform to grow a public, sustainable, worldwide orchard


(Endless Orchard Wallpaper by Fallen Fruit)

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2017 — On Earth Day artist duo, FALLEN FRUIT (David Burns & Austin Young) launches the largest public artwork in the world, “Endless Orchard.” The ENDLESS ORCHARD is a sustainable, edible, living artwork — fruit trees planted, cared for, and mapped by the public for everyone to share. Members of the public are invited to co-create ENDLESS ORCHARD by mapping existing public fruit trees or planting new ones in front of homes, schools, churches, or businesses. These fruit trees are planted along sidewalks and interstitial urban spaces, allowing us to explore and enjoy our cities in a new way. “The project is co-created by everyone who participates; together, we will make the largest and most generous collaborative public artwork in the world.” – Fallen Fruit.

ENDLESS ORCHARD is a social mapping platform that exists simultaneously in the digital and real world. The Endless Orchard web app (endlessorchard.com) is free to use, designed and developed in partnership with Code Rodeo. Anyone, anywhere, can plant a fruit tree along publicly accessible margins of their property and map it on the Endless Orchard web app. With each new participant, the orchard grows larger and is shared with more people. Participants can share their backyard fruit and map trees that exist in public space in their neighborhoods, or trees can be planted in collaboration with cities in public spaces and parks. These street-side plantings delineate trails that connect neighborhoods including urban food deserts to create access to fresh fruit.

Over the last 4 years, Fallen Fruit has planted fruit trees with local community groups, schools, and the general public in Riverside, Portland, Philadelphia, Buffalo, New York, Omaha, New York City, Louisville, Madrid, Puerto Vallarta, Columbus, and along streets and parks in Los Angeles.

“Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just walk outside your door and grab an apple instead of going to the grocery store,” said Burns. “Over time the trees will become well-picked and openly used by residents and passersby – a living symbol of sharing, and a communal public resource.”
“We can make our cities like Gardens of Eden,” says Young. “This artwork is an invitation to share and create more goodwill.”

“In a real sense, it is the app itself which constitutes the claim of being the world’s largest public artwork. It incorporates Google Maps, user profiles, connections to kindred local groups, and media sharing, but pointedly also includes free flexible templates and suggested language for the use of any individual or group looking into replicating the action in their own community, including how to pursue permits for use of their own public spaces,” says art critic, Shana Nys Dambrot on Huffington Post.

Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project and is funded by Creative Capital, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Good Works Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and the Endless Orchard Kickstarter campaign.

Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project and is funded by Creative Capital, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Good Works Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and the Endless Orchard Kickstarter campaign.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles.

Code Rodeo(code.rodeo) is a web and app development, social media, and digital marketing agency based in Boyle Heights. Female owned and operated and with an ethnically diverse team, Code Rodeo works with partners across non-profit and the creative industries to bring to life projects that are socially aware and experientially delightful.

endlessorchard.com

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#sustainablecities
#publicart
#shareyourfruit
#monumenttosharing
#talktostrangers
#meetyourneighbors
#tasteyourcity
#earthday2017
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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshops @ Del Aire Public Fruit Park

April 1st at Fallen Fruit’s Del Aire Public Fruit Park.

Join Us! Let’s take care of the fruit trees we planted for everyone to share!
Sign up HERE.

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2 Public Fruit Parks in Columbus, Ohio

Fallen Fruit of Columbus: Block after Block
Call for volunteers!

This spring, Fallen Fruit artists David Burns and Austin Young will partner with the Wexner Center and community organizations to create two public fruit parks in Columbus—Weinland Park Berry Patch (at East 11th Avenue and North 4th Street) and South Side Fruit Park (at South Washington and Reeb Avenues). The parks are a part of Fallen Fruit of Columbus: Block after Block, a suite of evolving site-specific projects designed to provide area neighborhoods with a shared resource (fruit!) and spaces for collaboration. The parks will be accompanied by an installation at the Wex that reflects our city’s rich history.

To support the creation of these parks, we’re looking for volunteers to help plant, host, and care for the fruit trees. The planting for the Weinland Park Berry Patch is scheduled for April 23, and the planting for the South Side Fruit Park is scheduled for April 29.

For more information or to get involved contact Jean Pitman at (614) 292-4614 or jpitman@wexarts.org. Or consider a small gift to help the project grow! Throughout the month of March, you can give $5 or $500—or anything in between—to our Buckeye Funder online crowdfunding campaign.

Weinland Park Berry Patch
1550 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

South Side Fruit Park
345 Reeb Ave, Columbus, OH 43207

Fallen Fruit’s projects in Columbus are produced in close collaboration with The City of Columbus, The Ohio State University Extension, Community Housing Network, Parsons Avenue Merchants Association, The Reeb-Hosack/Steelton Village Community Association, Wagenbrenner Properties, the Weinland Park Community Civic Association, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Funding provided by City of Columbus, The Columbus Foundation, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., Scotts Miracle-Gro, and the Shackelford Family Foundation.

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Block After Block, at Wexner Center

BLOCK AFTER BLOCK
by Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)

our art installation on view at Wexner Center for the Arts.
March 18th through May 7th, 2017

“See our lower lobby transformed by Fallen Fruit, a multidisciplinary collaborative project led by David Burns and Austin Young. Part of a suite of related works in Columbus, their site-specific installation in our lower lobby integrates custom wallpaper designs inspired by the botany of central Ohio, a selection of found photographs from library archives, and plates and frames sourced from local vintage and antique stores. Influenced by their research on Columbus’s neighborhoods and their enduring interest in private and public spaces, Fallen Fruit correlates rich histories embedded in our communities to the heritage and histories of domestic objects. The installation coincides with Fallen Fruit’s public fruit parks in Columbus’s Weinland Park and South Side neighborhoods.” – Wexner Center for the Arts

The art installation includes “Columbus Wallpaper” by Fallen Fruit
and found photographs courtesy of Ohio History Connection and The Library of Congress.

When we researched the archives of the Library of Congress for images about Weinland Park and the South Side we discovered something unexpected. There are dozens of hi-resolution photographs of abandoned houses. Pictures of houses that had once depicted a kind of notable and pride filled 20th century American neighborhood maybe a generation prior. In the historical archive images every one of the houses are boarded up, shut down and abandoned. There are many broken windows and un-kept gardens are common in what have become “archive images” that are now part of a “lost history” about the neighborhoods that we are currently working in Columbus, Ohio.

What is more unusual about this unexpected discovery is that in the Ohio History Connection archives we were fascinated by two two image archives from Godman Guild and the South Side summer camp activities. They are photographed in the same era as that of the abandoned houses. However, these other two archives separated into two folders organized by race and titled “Black” and “White.”

Check out this time-lapse of our team installing pictures and custom wallpaper in the Wex lobby!

WEXNER CENTER – LOWER LOBBY
1871 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Fallen Fruit’s projects in Columbus are produced in close collaboration with The City of Columbus, The Ohio State University Extension, Community Housing Network, Parsons Avenue Merchants Association, The Reeb-Hosack/Steelton Village Association, Wagenbrenner Properties, the Weinland Park Community Civic Association, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Funding is provided by the City of Columbus, The Columbus Foundation, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.,
Scotts Miracle–Gro
and the Shackelford Family Foundation.

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