Fallen Fruit – yay 2018!

We hope you have a beautiful and fruitful 2019! 

 A big thank you to all friends, collaborators, supporters, and collectors. And a special thank you to all our partners. We wouldn’t be able to do this without you. Help us continue grow this important work and transform community.
Let’s make fruit trees publicly accessible everywhere – our cities could be like communal gardens. Share your fruit!  

With Love,
David and Austin
“Fallen Fruit Cocktail’ on the cover of ART NEWS magazine, Winter 2019

We exceeded prior attendance records at Newcomb Art Museum and our installation ‘Theater of the Sun’ was the most instagramed site in Palermo! We were in the NY Times twice! Here are some highlights of 2018:

Fallen Fruit of New Orleans- Endless Orchard! 300 fruit trees in New Orleans! 

EMPIRE our exhibition at Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans

LOWER 9 FRUIT PARK, New Orleans

PONTCHARTRAIN FRUIT PARK, New Orleans 

FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE – New Orleans Edition

THEATER OF THE SUN Manifesta 12, Palermo

ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN’T SAY BANANA  Manifesta 12, Palermo

FRUIT COCKTAIL Fallen Fruit at Manifesta 12, Palermo

CONSUMED by Ligaya Mishan in the NY Times Magazine

TODO INCLUIDO: Estás Como Mango Remixed,  OPC, Puerto Vallarta

FALLEN FRUIT interview by Cameron Shaw

FALLEN FRUIT OF SAN BERNARDINO


”Orange you glad i didn’t say banana?” participatory art at San Bernardino Art Museum

ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN’T SAY BANANA– San Bernardino

RIM OF THE WORLD FRUIT PARK, San Bernardino County

MOJAVE RIVER TRAIL HEAD FRUIT PARK, San Bernardino County

HISTORIC VICTORVILLE FRUIT PARK, San Bernardino County

FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE! San Bernardino Edition!

PUBLIC ART NETWORK AWARD  Stoneview Nature Center

THE ENDLESS ORCHARD at Manual Arts High School

Fallen Fruit’s first ever MASTER CLASS at Stoneview Nature Center

PANORÁMICA, Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico

ART NEWS MAGAZINE  Cover and “15 L.A. ARTISTS TO WATCH” 

Fallen Fruit in LALA Magazine

Monument to Sharing by Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) 2016

ART INSTALLATIONS and PUBLIC ART CURRENTLY ON VIEW:
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES  The Bunker, West Palm Beach 
THE PRACTICES OF EVERYDAY LIFE 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville
THE MONUMENT TO SHARING at Los Angeles State Historic Park

A special thank you to Manifesta, Newcomb Art Museum, Pelican Bomb, A Studio In the Woods, San Bernardino Arts Council, Garcia Center for the Arts, OPC, New Orleans Department of Parks, CSED, Palazzo Butera, 21c Museum Hotel, Beth Rudin DeWoody and The Bunker, Joanna Glovinsky, and everyone who joined us on our journey this year!

Fulcrum Arts is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Fallen Fruit are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.

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Help grow the ENDLESS ORCHARD

In 2018, with your help, we planted more than 400 fruit trees for sharing including 6 public fruit parks and and we have more planned for 2019. Join us! Sponsor a fruit tree for a $90 donation and help grow the ENDLESS  ORCHARD. For $300 you can dedicate a tree to loved one with a brass tag and $1000 will sponsor a public picnic table. All fruit is shared and accessible to the public. 

The ENDLESS ORCHARD builds community through expanding public access to fresh fruit.  

Fulcrum Arts is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Fallen Fruit are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.

other ways to support?? SHOP OUR ONLINE STORE!  
www.fallenfruit.org/store  

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Stoneview receives Public Art Network Award!

Stoneview Nature Center: Civic Art Project Recognized at American for the Arts one of the 49 outstanding public art projects 2017!  -Civic Art by Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young.

 

On Friday, June 15, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2017, including the civic artwork at the Stoneview Nature Center. The projects were chosen through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Selected by public art experts, the roster of projects was unveiled at Americans for the Arts’ (AFTA) Annual Convention in Denver.

Information can be found HERE at Los Angele County Arts Commision.

Details can be found HERE at Americans For The Arts.

Initiated as a Design-Build competition by the County of LA, the Stoneview Nature Center project invited pre-qualified teams to transform a five-acre brownfield site into a highly sustainable nature center in the Blair Hills neighborhood of Culver City, CA. As an important node along the five mile “Park to Playa Trail”, the 4,000 square foot facility and surrounding gardens were envisioned as a place for community to come together and engage both socially and architecturally.

Congratulations to the entire team!
Architects Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
and Design-Build partner Ledcor
Landscape architect AHBE
Civic artists Fallen Fruit
Graphics by Omnivore

“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.

“THIS PROJECT IS A WIN FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS ALL AROUND. IT WILL EXPOSE YOUTH TO NATURE, CREATE JOBS, AND SERVE AS A PROTECTIVE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE. ” – Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Board of Supervisors

 

 

 

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CAUSEPLAY at Los Angeles State Historic Park

 

 

Join us this Sunday at 2pm. Come make tie dyed bandana fruit maps with Fallen Fruit at Los Angeles State Historic Park– and come see all the art in the park including our ‘Monument to Sharing.’ it’s free and there will be activities and all!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1811278468938506/

Come celebrate the Chinatown Yard Alliance by playing in the park they fought to establish! Along with games there will be opportunities to learn about art in the park, history, wild animals, and much more. The celebration concludes with a campfire!

Tentative schedule:
2pm: Event starts with Yoga, DJ, and games
3pm: Lion Dancers
4pm: Artist Panel moderated by Tom Carroll (of Tom Explores Los Angeles). Participating artists: Lauren Bon, Rosten Woo, Debra Scacco, Anna Sew Hoy, and Fallen Fruit.
5pm: “Here and Then: A walk through the Los Angeles history gateway” with UCLA Prof. Fabian Wagmister
6pm: Nature of Wildworks: come see and learn about wild animals
7pm: Campfire + free s’mores

“Monument to Sharing” (2017) by Fallen Fruit organizaton

This day we will unveil the final phase of Rosten Woo’s piece, A Park is Made by People. This is an oral history of the grassroots effort to save this land as much needed open-space. Find him, and many of our other inspiring artists, at the artist panel discussion!

Tentative activities and games: large beach balls, cooking demo, tree giveaways, rock wall, tie dyeing, giant chess and connect four, knot making, and much more!

Please join us in celebrating the power of the people to cause positive change through collective action.

Want to volunteer?
Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/fqHQR4smcXjO1gNB2
or email us at info.larsppartners.org

The day will honor the original Chinatown Yard Alliance with the unveiling of the final phase of Rosten Woo’s, A Park is Made by People, an oral history of the grassroots effort to save this land as much needed open-space. The park will host a panel discussion with all the artists who have contributed work to the park and why these site specific installations are meaningful in the larger context of the local community, park vision, and city as a whole. Other activities will include Ranger led walks, hands on workshops, and activations at each of our public art sites.  Please join us in celebrating the victory of the Chinatown Yard Alliance and the power of the people to cause positive change through collective action.

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Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!

Coming up May 12th and 19th!

Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!
Public art project, “Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!”

The Endless Orchard builds community through expanding public access to fresh fruit.

Join us!
May 12th at the Feldheym Library from 1-3pm
Fallen Fruit zine workshop with Uncle Bacon AND The Endless Orchard, Fruit Tree Adoption
555 W 6th St., San Bernardino, CA 92410

May 19th at The Garcia Center for the Arts from 12-3pm
Fallen Fruit zine workshop with Nikia Chaney
The Endless Orchard– plant the perimeter!
536 W 11th St., San Bernardino, CA 92410

The zine workshops will result in the creation of a Fallen Fruit San Bernardino Magazine, celebrating our countywide community! Printmaker Uncle Bacon (a.k.a. Bob Hurton) and Inlandia Poet Laureate, Nikia Chaney will help guide participants as they create work through collage, illustrations and short written text. The final document becomes an electronic PDF available free for download.

DOWNLOAD Fallen Fruit Magazine, San Bernardino Edition, HERE

The Endless Orchard events will include a public fruit tree adoption at the Feldheym Library, and a “plant the perimeter” event at the Garcia Center for the Arts. What if instead of going to the grocery store for an apple, you just walked outside your door? Fallen Fruit helps the community to create a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods. Neighbors adopt fruit trees and plant them next to the sidewalk to share with the community.  Participants sign an adoption form, agreeing to care for and share the fruit tree. Trees are mapped on the San Bernardino Endless Orchard Map- where anyone can map, plant and share fruit. The anchor of this map will be 12 trees planted on the grounds of the Garcia Center for the Arts.

The first “Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!” events took place in partnership with the San Bernardino County Museum. The museum hosted an art exhibition “Life in the Cracks,” a zine workshop and “Orange You Glad I didn’t Say Banana?” in which participants drew their self-portrait on an orange in exchange for a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. Future “Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!” events are being planned in Victorville and Crestline. Details will be announced as dates and times are confirmed.  For more information please visit http://www.artsconnectionnetwork.org

 Arts Connection, The Arts Council of San Bernardino County, was awarded a California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities grant to bring a project from artist collective, Fallen Fruit to life in San Bernardino. Additional funds for programming were awarded by the San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission and Southern California Gas Company.

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Fallen Fruit of New Orleans- Endless Orchard!

The artists of Fallen Fruit share a citywide project presented by Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University and in partnership with the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Together with local residents, we planted 300 publicly accessible, fruit-bearing trees for everyone to share. Learn your fruits! 

***go see “EMPIRE” by Fallen Fruit at Newcomb Art Museum through December 2018

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Fruit For All! – April 14th at Newcomb Art Museum

ART AND FRUIT LOVERS!!  Come celebrate FALLEN FRUIT OF NEW ORLEANS with us!

April 14- 10 am to 1 pm at Newcomb Art Museum  New Orleans, LA  + Google Map

 

Fallen Fruit, Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods,  Newcomb Art Museum and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South’s Rosenthal Blumenfeld Gulf South Foodways Program will FRUIT FOR ALL! featuring  FRUIT Magazine – a collaborative Zine, Public Fruit Map Bandana tie-dye Workshop, Fallen Fruit’s Lemonade Stand, roving archivist tours of our art installation,  EMPIRE, a fruit-themed DJ, food trucks, cotton candy, and so much more! Free and open to the public, art and fruit lovers are invited to come join in on the fun!  Questions? Email museum@tulane.edu.

If you live in New Orleans, Fallen Fruit invites you to bring family recipes to include in FRUIT MAGAZINE- NEW ORLEANS EDITION! also join us for  LEMONADE STAND, and our Public Fruit Map Bandana Tie-Dye Workshop!   The Bandana will be a map to the 300 fruit trees we planted with neighbors, CSED and New Orleans Parks and Parkways for Fallen Fruit of New Orleans!

To celebrate the opening of EMPIRE, Newcomb Art Museum hosts a reception on Friday, April 13. Burns and Young give a talk at 6:30 pm, followed by a public reception 7:30–9:00 pm.

EMPIRE is part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” a suite of site-specific projects taking place throughout New Orleans from June 2017 through June 2018, commissioned and presented by Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum. “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” was initiated by Pelican Bomb in 2015.

 

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EMPIRE

Celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial, EMPIRE is an art installation by Los Angeles-based artists Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young, commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods and Pelican Bomb. Through this assemblage of over 300 objects, the artists will transform the entire museum into one immersive artwork.

The project uses objects culled from the diverse archives and collections across campus, including art, sound, documents of record, material culture, and artifacts. It activates objects held by the Newcomb Art Museum, Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb College Institute, Latin American Library, Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection / Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Amistad Research Center, and the Louisiana Research Collection, among other campus collections, shifting the lexicon of historical meanings into one work of art.

EMPIRE critically examines the principles of archives and anthropology to interrogate the ways histories are told, remembered, and revised. The immersive artwork considers the historical and contemporary effects that colonialism, slavery, trade, and tourism have had on the movement of culture across and beyond borders to better understand the geographic and cultural position of New Orleans in relationship to Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. EMPIRE invites viewers to creatively interpret the displayed objects, their connections, and their juxtapositions to generate new meanings.

Fallen Fruit’s EMPIRE at Newcomb Art Museum is made possible in part through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jennifer Wooster (NC’91), Lora and Don Peters (A&S’81), the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, and the Newcomb Art Museum advisory board. Newcomb Art Museum and Fallen Fruit want to thank the Joan Mitchell Center, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and Tulane’s New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Amistad Research Center, Middle America Research Center, Louisiana Research Collection, and the Latin American Library for making this exhibition possible. EMPIRE at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University is part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” a suite of site-specific projects taking place throughout New Orleans from June 2017 through June 2018, commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods, and Pelican Bomb. “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” was initiated by Pelican Bomb in 2015.

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.

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Fallen Fruit of San Bernardino!

Made possible through grant funding from the California Arts Council, The City of San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission, and SoCalGas.

“Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!” will include a series of events in different regions of the county. Our first public participatory event will be at the San Bernardino County Museum on March 10th. Celebrate the “Festival of Life in the Cracks” day by adopting a fruit tree, drawing a self portrait on an orange, or taking part in our collective zine project!

The Endless Orchard is coming to San Bernardino!
Collaborate with us by adopting a fruit tree to share with neighbors!

You can apply to adopt a tree if:
• You have a home, business, or community center in San Bernardino. Preference will be given to our neighbors in the Inland Empire basin.
• The tree will be accessible to neighbors and passersby – placed in the front of your yard right next to the sidewalk.
• You agree to water and care for the tree for the first three years.
• You’re willing to share the bounty! Your tree will be part of the Endless Orchard map, which shares the locations of public fruit trees throughout the city.

Contact David and Austin at info @ fallenfruit.org with any questions or to learn more.

Shown above is Fallen Fruit’s “Lemonade Stand.”  Fallen Fruit San Bernardino, will feature a new iteration, “Orange You Glad You Didn’t Say Banana?”  

ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN’T SAY BANANA
In exchange for drawing a self-portrait onto a hand-picked orange from the orchard on the property, each participant receives a glass of organic orange juice (also picked from the historic orchards). Collectively the orange self- portraits create a group portrait of everyone who joins us! Hand-drawn expressions illustrate joy and innocence as well as wisdom and age. During the project we will take portraits of participants along with their self-portraits and record stories about neighborhood and families of San Bernardino on the theme of … “Orange you glad…”

Fallen Fruit was originally conceived by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work.

 

 

 

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Fallen Fruit of New Orleans- Community Fruit Tree Plantings!

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. Individuals and community groups are able to adopt fruit trees, free of charge. In the spirit of sharing resources, trees must be planted to overhang a public sidewalk or street so that the fruit is accessible to passersby to pick.

On January 13, the planting initiative kicks off with a community day in the Lower 9th Ward. Together with neighborhood residents and volunteers from throughout the city, Fallen Fruit are planting 30 trees along the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle, inaugurating our first public fruit park in New Orleans. Through a partnership with the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (L9CSED), the park will be maintained and available for residents year round.

With community outreach support from L9CSED and Movin’ for Life, over 40 residents and community groups have pre-reserved trees and these can be picked up 10 am–12 pm. Any remaining trees will be available on a first come, first served basis to residents of the Lower 9th Ward and may be adopted 12–2 pm at L9CSED’s Environmental Learning and Research Center on the corner of Florida and Caffin Avenues. Volunteers from the citywide New Orleans Martin Luther King Holiday Planning Commission will be on hand to assist with the transport and planting of fruit trees.

On January 20, we’re launching  our second public fruit park, in Pontchartrain Park, featuring 50 fruit trees, planted and maintained in partnership with the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. Gentilly residents and community groups are also able to adopt individual fruit trees: 10 am to 12 pm for those who have already reserved a tree and 12–2 pm for those who have not reserved a tree in advance, subject to availability. The adoptions will take place at the Joseph Bartholomew Clubhouse in Pontchartrain Park. Student volunteers from Tulane University and Loyola University, as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, will be available to assist with the transport and planting of fruit trees.

And on January 23, 4–6 pm, all interested New Orleans residents citywide can adopt a tree at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University. Trees will be adopted on a first come, first served basis, and we cannot guarantee availability. Priority will be given to those who have pre-registered.  This event also introduces Fallen Fruit’s upcoming exhibition “EMPIRE,” which opens April 12 at Newcomb Art Museum.

If you’re interested in volunteering or if you’re a community member interested in “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” contact katrina@pelicanbomb.com.

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. The planted fruit trees in New Orleans 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.

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

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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 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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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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