Fallen Fruit performance and artwork at The Bunker

FALLEN FRUIT performs FRUIT COCKTAILS to celebrate the opening of  Beth Rudin DeWoody’s private art space, ‘The Bunker’ in West Palm Beach, Saturday, December 2, 2017.

The new Wallpaper Pattern for West Palm Beach commissioned by Beth Rudin DeWoody for her new private art space, The Bunker.

FRUIT COCKTAILS is a project by Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young, in which we select fruit we discover in a neighborhood, or on a certain block or street, infuse it in vodka or tequila,.   What FRUIT COCKTAILS  ask to participants  is tinged with a bit of irony: can you capture the essence of a place in a bottle?  Regardless of the answer, we hope that by capturing the character of this neighborhood’s best qualities we remind everyone that celebrating the local and and the values of protecting the environment around us.

The bottles of fruit infused  FRUIT COCKTAILS may be presented in gallery exhibitions, museums and at special events.  They are considered a work of art that happens to be consumable.  The Artists of Fallen Fruit will not serve them, nor will a bartender.  They are to be served by a specially outfitted “tour guides” and while the artists will make efforts to be at all presentations, the tour guides may serve them without us. Just as in a gallery tour, the they will discuss the work, about the experiences of place and be charged with answering questions about it. Our recent infusions have been West Palm Beach Coconut Vodka and Mango Sunset Tequila. 
Guests who are single get a garnish of one Maraschino Cherry. A Pineapple garnish will go to guests are not available or ‘coupled’
 
 
 
Fallen Fruit Cocktails at The Bunker, West Palm Beach
Coconut Infused Vodka
Mango Infused Tequila
Drag Queen tour guides
Ariel Rimm-Chanel, Rianna Petrone, Kataleya Davenport Dupree and Melissa St. John.
 
BASIC RECIPE:
 6 or 8 oz disposable colored cocktail glass
Fill with ice cubes
1.5 oz of fruit cocktail infusion
Top with carbonated water
Maraschino cherry garnish for guests who are single or ‘single for the night’
Pineapple garnish for guests are not available or ‘coupled’

HOW TO PERFORM THE ARTWORK:
Cocktails are prepared on trays in disposable colored cocktail glasses. For each cocktail 1.5 ounces of tequila or vodka poured over ice 50/50 with unflavored carbonated water (not club soda). Trays of cocktails are offered to guests by tour guides. Tour guides are more like seasonal hosts at a resort.

 
 
 
 
 
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Lower 9th Ward Pickle Party

Pelican Bomb,The Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement, A Studio in the Woods, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University and the City of New Orleans Parks and Parkways are partnering to bring artists Fallen Fruit to plant a networks of publicly accessible fruit trees along the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle in the Lower 9th Ward.

CSED, Pelican Bomb, & A Studio in the Woods present
a public project by the artists of Fallen Fruit: Pickle Party!

October 14,2017, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans

Since 2004, Fallen Fruit has planted public fruit trees in more than 30 cites across the U.S. Now they aim to plant 300 fruit trees across New Orleans for the city’s tricentennial. Get involved: kck.st/2z2Tfrm

Fallen Fruit of New Orleans

Since 2004, Fallen Fruit has planted public fruit trees in more than 30 cites across the U.S. Now they aim to plant 300 fruit trees across New Orleans for the city's tricentennial. Get involved: kck.st/2z2Tfrm

Posted by Kickstarter on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

*The Bayou Bienvenue Triangle in the Lower 9th Ward is the site of one of our future Public Fruit Parks, part of ‘Fallen Fruit of New Orleans.’ This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Fallen Fruit Magazine- Stoneview Nature Center Edition – Nov. 11th

Fallen Fruit Magazine – The Stoneview Nature Center edition
Hey everyone! Let’s make a zine – about Baldwin Hill’s families, friends, and history!

A 3 hour collaboration with anyone who wants to participate. Come make a Magazine with us! Inspired by the the neighbors surrounding Stoneview Nature Center!

The artists of 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 your neighborhood! Share your photos and stories- these will become a collaborative zine, available as a free downloadable pdf and also onsite at Stoneview Nature Center.

Nov. 11th 1-4pm rsvp here: Send Mail

The event will take place at Stoneview Nature Center. It’s free and open to the public of all ages –– we can’t wait to see you there!

STONEVIEW MAGAZINE
Bring family photos from Baldwin Hills neighborhood.

PUBLIC CHANDELIER
Bring your kitchen utensils- large or small- to add to the public chandelier.

Fallen Fruit’s Stoneview Pickle Party. photo by Paul Turang

Stoneview Nature Center in Culver City. Fallen Fruit’s Pickle Party! photo by Paul Turang

Fallen Fruit Magazine brings together public participation, local histories and story-telling. Using strategies of collage this temporary team collaborators 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. This edition is unique and is editorially focused on histories the neighborhood and community.

Bring meaningful family photos from the neighborhood. portraits of elders in the community and historical events. 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 of and include their own stories.


The Charlotte North Carolina ‘Queen City’ edition:

The Puerto Vallarta ‘Mango’ edition:

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Help our Kickstarter so we can plant 300 fruit trees in New Orleans.

We are bringing our Creative Capital project to New Orleans!

Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University present “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” a citywide suite of public projects with internationally acclaimed artists Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). This multi-site presentation continues Fallen Fruit’s exploration of the ways people experience public space. As one component, Fallen Fruit will plant 300 fruit trees throughout New Orleans in 2018—in honor of the city’s tricentennial—for residents to share, and you can help by supporting our Kickstarter campaign until November 21. The Kickstarter helps us meet our goal of providing matching funds to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. If you are interested in taking part in this, but don’t live in New Orleans then you might want to get yourself a hotel (such as the InterContinental New Orleans hotel), as this way you have a place to stay and can join in with planting 300 fruit trees.

Since 2004, Fallen Fruit has planted public fruit trees in more than 30 cites across the U.S. Now they aim to plant 300 fruit trees across New Orleans for the city’s tricentennial. Get involved: kck.st/2z2Tfrm

Fallen Fruit of New Orleans

Since 2004, Fallen Fruit has planted public fruit trees in more than 30 cites across the U.S. Now they aim to plant 300 fruit trees across New Orleans for the city's tricentennial. Get involved: kck.st/2z2Tfrm

Posted by Kickstarter on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

About Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard
Fallen Fruit started in 2004 in Los Angeles with the creative mapping of locations of fruit growing on or over public property, and since then the artists have worked in over 30 cities around the world. In January, they will work in partnership with the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development and the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways to plant networks of publicly accessible fruit trees in two New Orleans neighborhoods: along the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle in the Lower 9th Ward and in Pontchartrain Park. Residents and community groups in both neighborhoods can also participate by planting trees along sidewalks in front of their homes, churches, and businesses to provide a much needed resource—fresh, healthy food—to their friends, neighbors, and anybody passing by. And the artists will host a citywide tree adoption day, open to all, at Newcomb Art Museum on Tulane University’s campus. All of the planted fruit trees will join Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard, a massive, living public art and digital mapping project. Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived by David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young. Since 2013, Burns and Young have continued the collaborative work. “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” was initiated by Pelican Bomb in 2015.

Why New Orleans?
In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit and the federal levees failed, flooding and wind destroyed the tree canopy along the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle. Further ecological shifts, including salt-water intrusion, have also led to tree loss in the area, and residents of the Lower 9th Ward have verified that most of the neighborhood fruit trees have been destroyed.

Fruit is a symbol of generosity across cultures. In Fallen Fruit’s work, fruit offers a platform for sharing, storytelling, and collective understanding. Studies have shown that fruit trees have further positive impacts: catching rainwater and removing pollutants from the soil and air; supporting the ecosystem of bees, birds, and wildlife; promoting well-being and food security; increasing property values; and creating more beautiful and walkable streets. Researchers have even linked an increased tree canopy to decreased crime rates.

To help plant fruit trees across New Orleans, donate to Fallen Fruit’s Kickstarter campaign before it ends on Tuesday, November 21. We have four weeks to meet our fundraising goal of $20,000, and we can’t do it without you. Those looking to raise funds for their own projects, businesses or personal uses may want to consider applying for a loan. For Kickstarter rewards, the artists have designed a selection of exclusive items ranging from tote bags and fruit jam to limited-edition prints and experiences, including the opportunity to dedicate a fruit tree in your name or in honor of a loved one.

That’s Not All…
Alongside the planting of 300 fruit trees in New Orleans, Fallen Fruit will work with local residents to create fun and enriching public participatory programs that celebrate New Orleans’ social histories, neighborhood stories, and the value of generosity and collective action. These include a pickle party where residents gather to make delicious pickles; a collectively made magazine; a sno-ball portrait studio; and more.

And in April, Fallen Fruit will open an exhibition at Newcomb Art Museum bringing together objects from Tulane University’s special collections to further examine the ways the story of New Orleans is told. Recent exhibitions and projects include commissioned works by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; the Athens Biennale; the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha; the Portland Art Museum; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus.

Imagine a New Orleans where everyone can walk out of their front doors to enjoy freshly picked pieces of fruit. Donate now on Kickstarter to support “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” before Tuesday, November 21.

*The Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded artwork and phase one was funded by the Muriel Pollia Foundation, Good Works Foundation, the Awesome Foundation and everyone who supported our ‘phase one’ Kickstarter. Check out the web app at EndlessOrchard.com and add to this massive edible collaborative fruit sharing map.

Contact Charlie Tatum at charlie@pelicanbomb.com with all press inquiries.

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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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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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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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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.

Download Magazine here: FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE

“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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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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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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ENDLESS ORCHARD launches EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY: FALLEN FRUIT LAUNCHES THEIR WORLDWIDE PUBLIC ARTWORK,

ENDLESS ORCHARD”

April 22nd 2017/Los Angeles State Historic Park

(Los Angeles) On Earth Day (April 22, 2015) art collective FALLEN FRUIT (David Burns & Austin Young) launch 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. Endless Orchard is an invitation to share and create more goodwill in our neighborhoods, cities, and planet.

ENDLESS ORCHARD is a social mapping platform that exists simultaneously in the digital and real world.  Code Rodeo has partnered with Fallen Fruit to design and develop the Endless Orchard website (endlessorchard.com) and mobile app which will be free to use and download. Anyone anywhere with access to a computer or smartphone can plant a fruit tree in front along the margins of public space of their property and map it on the  Endless Orchard . With everyone who participates, 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.  Fruit trees can be planted in collaboration with cities in public spaces and parks. Street side plantings delineate trails that connect neighborhoods- including urban food deserts to create  access to fresh healthy fruit.

Fruit is a resource that could be commonly shared.    “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 community gardens.” says Young.

“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 Drambot

Operating at the margins of public and private space, and the boundaries of social media and public participation,  Fallen Fruit has planted fruit trees with local community groups, schools and the general public in Riverside, Portland, Philadelphia, Buffalo, NYC, Omaha, Madrid, Puerto Vallarta, Columbus, , and along streets and parks in Los Angeles. ENDLESS ORCHARD will be anchored by  Fallen Fruit’s artwork, the “MONUMENT TO SHARING.”  The monument will be unveiled (April 22nd 2017) at the opening of the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Operated by California State Parks in Downtown LA, the area was once at the epicenter of California fruit growing.

Endless Orchard GOALS:

  • To allow for a simple action to make a difference in the world, like planting or mapping just one fruit tree.
  • To use the margins of public and private space to create a public resource of fresh fruit for everyone to share or a treasure map to explore.
  • To make neighborhoods more beautiful and friendlier and to make parks more inviting and responsive to public needs.
  • To foster collaboration among community members and organizations and the world.
  • To inspire dialogue by designing creative and unique fruit inspired installations.
  • To encourage everyone to give back to their city and community.

“Join us!  Fruit trees live longer than most people, and by expanding the Endless Orchard into your community you are sending a message to your kids – maybe even your kids’ kids’ kids! – not to mention supporting a positive collective attitude about sharing, community goodwill and commitment to sustainable lifestyles.”– Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young

 

Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project and funded by Creative Capital, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Good Works Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and Endless Orchard Kickstarter campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fallenfruit/the-endless-orchard-phase-1
http://www.creative-capital.org/projects/view/747

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.http://fallenfruit.org/about/

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.

 

http://endlessorchard.com/  (coming soon)

http://fallenfruit.org/

http://code.rodeo/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fallenfruit

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fallen_fruit/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fallenfruit

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fallenfruit1

#fallenfruit

#shareyourfruit

#monumenttosharing

#talktostrangers

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Fallen Fruit Factory – Community Collage Making!

Share your fruit! Freedom of speech!  Free enterprise! Power to the people!
Join US!   on Saturday, February 11,  from 12-4pm for our community collage making project! at McColl Center for Arts and Innovation.

http://mccollcenter.org/events/open-studio-saturday/176 …

721 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALLEN FRUIT FACTORY! FRUIT MAGAZINE!
Join us!  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 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 local fruit and the agency of public space.  The final document becomes an electronic PDF available for download.
(The artworks created during this workshop will be retained by the artists for future exhibitions, and fundraising for The Endless Orchard, the artists’ public tree planting project happening in cities around the world.)

 

 

 

McColl Center is located in a historic neo-Gothic church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center for Art + Innovation offers more than 5,000 square feet of Gallery space. We welcome the public to explore our exhibitions and attend our various events, including open studios, community engagement initiatives, workshops and more.

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Propagation Workshop

Join us! for a Propagation Workshop:  DIRTY TALK Propagation Workshop with Fallen Fruit Let’s propagate figs and dragon fruit to share on the Endless Orchard!   at USC Roski School of Art and Design

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Fallen Fruit’s Propagation Stations are public, participatory projects that anyone can perform by propagating a drought tolerant fruit bearing plant that can then be added to Fallen Fruit’s The Endless Orchard. Interested participants should bring a fruit tree clipping of their choice to the workshop (dragonfruit, prickly pear, and fig preferred), we will help facilitate propagation.

Propagation supplies and a limited number of fruit tree clippings will be provided; refreshments will be served!

 

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Lemonade Stand at Sites Unseen

“Lemonade Stand!” A public participatory project by Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young) at Sites Unseen in San Francisco at Moscone Center Garage. We also planted fruit trees in Rainbow colored barrels for everyone to share. Thank you United Playaz for helping us plant! “Lemonade Stand”, a public participatory artwork by Fallen Fruit exploring ideas of temporary community and new forms of public. During this special presentation on the steps of Central Library, draw a self-portrait onto a lemon and receive a glass of organic lemonade. The lemon self-portraits will collectively form a group portrait of everyone who participated, illustrating some of the archetypes that construct community. “when life gives you lemons…” Sites Unseen at Moscone Center Garage at 255 Third Street in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood.

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Sites Unseen – Lemonade Stand in San Francisco!

postcard-4inx6in-h-frontSites Unseen will present its first large scale public art installation Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 3PM–6PM at a free all-ages event adjacent to the Moscone Center Garage at 255 Third Street in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. At 3:30PM, project and community leaders will gather at the northwest corner of the garage to present opening remarks.

The event, open to all, will celebrate the installation of “Moscone Contemporary Art Centre & Garage,” artist Barry McGee’s multi-colored painted artwork installed in several locations on the exterior of the Moscone Center Garage. The event will also feature temporary, participatory programming by local artists Ramekon O’Arwisters and Leah Rosenberg, and by Los Angeles-based artist collective Fallen Fruit.

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