Public Fruit Tree Adoption in Pasadena- December 18th

December 18th in Old Pasadena at One Colorado

We’re giving away the gift that keeps on giving – a citrus tree compliments of Fallen Fruit and One Colorado! The artist collaborative Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young) invites the public to adopt a citrus tree and plant it in a public space or alongside private property to create new kinds of community based on generosity and sharing. It makes you feel good, it’s good for the planet, it’s free and it saves Santa a trip.

Each participant is asked to sign an adoption form promising to care for the tree—initiating a relationship with it. We ask recipients to plant them in public space or along the borders of private property near sidewalks where the fruits will be shared and enjoyed by the community. There will be over 50 citrus trees carefully selected for event. One tree per family. Fruit trees should be planted immediately with the understanding that they require extra water and care for three years. Fallen Fruit will provide planting instructions and caretaking tips.

RSVP to info @ by 12/17. Trees are first-come, first-served; RSVPs are given priority 6p – 7p; open to the public 7p – 8p.
One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, California
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FRUIT TREE Foster Parents – Please send pics!

Dear Fruit Tree Foster Parents,

We’re writing you to ask for updates on the fruit tree you adopted last Saturday or Sunday at the Watts Towers Arts Center or LACMA.  We’d love to have any news on your tree, as well as any images. For previous fruit tree adoptions we’ve gotten some great pics and we’d like to build up an on-line archive of images and fruit tree stories.  We want to keep the momentum going! We’ll be posting photos on the EATLACMA Flickr group and adding them to our soon to be developed website
So send your pictures and stories about where you planted your tree in reply to this email to Sarah Bay Williams at LACMA ( and let us know how the growing goes! Send us updates! And join the EATLACMA Flickr fun.

Thanks so much,

David, Matias & Austin