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.