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.


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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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.

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#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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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

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#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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The Future is Amazing!

Happy New Year!

To family and friends and EVERYONE who has made this past year wonderful….We wish you all the abundance and beauty that life can provide to you in 2017.

 

The Future is Amazing!

 

With love,

Austin and David, and The Fallen Fruit Team

This year, join us in making The Endless Orchard! A fruit sharing app, and a living, edible, collaboration with the public – it will be the largest, sweetest,  and most generous artwork ever made! Celebrate our  ‘Monument to Sharing’  with us at the LASHP in early 2017.  above: a screen grab from our upcoming ‘Endless Orchard App.’

Join us in making 2 fruit parks and an exhibition with the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. Sign up to volunteer for the community fruit tree plantings HERE.

The Endless Orchard in Buffalo NY .

The Stoneview Nature Center will open for everyone to enjoy! Come hang out there with us! opens early spring in Baldwin Hills in early 2017.

Fallen Fruit of New Orleans with Pelican Bomb,  A Studio in the Woods, and Tulane University starting in 2017 and a solo exhibition project opening in 2018.

Help support our ongoing work and The Endless Orchard:  We are excited to edition new Fallen Fruit items for sale!  Visit our ONLINE STORE.

“The Practices of Every Day Life” by Fallen Fruit is on view in Proof on Main at 21c, Louisville  

Visit the group show, “By the People”, currently on view at Cooper Hewitt  Smithsonian Design Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our new Online Store!

img_5057-fallen-fruit-stamp-500pxTake a look at our new STORE! Double win –  you get something beautiful and the knowledge that you are giving back.  All proceeds from our wrap scarves go to The Endless Orchard. Celebrate with us! Get 20% off your first order through December 1st. Use the code ‘FRUITCAKE’ when you checkout.  www.fallenfruit.org/shop

You can also find our wrap scarves at 21c in Louisville and the Cooper Huitt Museum Store in NYC.

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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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LA 2050 Grant Challenge: Endless Orchard-Phase 2

endless-jpgHello Friends,

The voting has begun for the LA2050 Grants Challenge!

Fallen Fruit is in the running to fund The Endless Orchard: Phase Two which imagines LA as a colorful garden of eden, lush with fruit trees bearing juicy shareable fruits—all planted by and for Angelenos in public space. Tree tags placed at each fruit tree identify it as part of a network of sharing. Anyone can collaborate with the project by planting, mapping, sharing, and navigating the fruit trees via the free online website and app.

The Endless Orchard: Phase Two officially launches this winter at the new Los Angeles State Historic Park, the trailhead of The Endless Orchard, an orange grove and a monument to sharing. Come help us plant, map, and share! And win the LA2050 Grant Challenge.

Vote for Fallen Fruit! Vote now! https://challenge.la2050.org/entry/the-endless-orchard-phase-two

Voting ends at 5PM October 25. Please forward, click, and share.

When you vote for Fallen Fruit, you vote for this!

  • Access to healthy food
  • Resilient communities
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Tree canopy cover
  • Reduced exposure to air toxins
  • Decreased obesity
  • High walk/bike/transit scores
  • Collaborative Spirit

Our Partners include: Code Rodeo, Creative Capital and Los Angeles State Historic Park and everyone who wants to collaborate with us! Learn more about the LA2050 Initiative: la2050.org/ 

The Endless Orchard project collaborates with the citizens of Los Angeles planting fruit trees on the margins of public and private space, in front of homes and businesses and spaces like parkways, bike paths and alleys. Tree tags placed at each fruit tree identify it as part of a network of sharing. Anyone can collaborate with the project by planting, mapping, sharing, and navigating the fruit trees via the free online website and app.

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Help us  create an Endless Orchard:

  1. Share why you love the #EndlessOrchard for a #betterLA.
  2. email your friends and ask them to vote for The Endless Orchard– from Oct. 18 thru Oct.
  3. Visit my project page at: The Endless Orchard
  4. If you use an email address, you will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to verify your address.
  5. Click “Vote for this idea” to vote for me!
  6. Once you’ve voted, you’ll get a notification at the top of the screen and an email verifying that your vote has been counted.
  7. Log in on to the My LA2050 voting site. If you don’t have an account, it’s free to join. You can use social sign-in via Twitter or Facebook or your email address.
  8. Remember, you can vote once per goal category during the entire voting period, so please let your friends know and encourage them to check out project ideas in other categories!
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The website and app are a collaboration with Code Rodeo, a web and app development, social media, and digital marketing agency based in Boyle Heights. Female owned and operated, Code Rodeo works to bring to life projects that are socially aware and experientially meaningful.

The free app will allow anyone to participate and grow the project in their own neighborhood.  The public mapping functionality allows the trail to continually grow. Users upload video, photo and text associated with a tree.

The Endless Orchard was awarded the prestigious Creative Capital grant in 2013. Creative Capital remains our partner and will use their vast resources and expertise to help publicize this project and ensure its success.

The Los Angeles State Historic Park will provide us space to have our public tree donations and planting events. Permanent Signage at the park will describe the Endless Orchard and maps will be available.

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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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