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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A national call: Host your own Public Fruit Jam!

Los Angeles, CA – Fallen Fruit, an artist’s collective which has been working for over five years in Southern California, is issuing a national call for “Public Fruit Jams.” This is an event in which groups of people gather their home-grown, self-picked or public fruit (found growing on or over public space) and meet together in “public jams.”

The Public Fruit Jam is a collaborative event started by Fallen Fruit four years ago and subsequently held in several California cities such as San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Monica, as well as in Linz, Austria, as part of an international art exhibition. At these events hundreds of jars of tremendous variety are created. Participants work without specific recipes, using precise proportions to create all kinds of new and experimental jams, such as guava basil jam and strawberry grapefruit marmalade.

The purpose of the Public Fruit Jam is to bring people together in a sort of public harvest festival, to celebrate both the harvest and the community itself. Small groups will sit together and negotiate the jam,. For example, if one brings lemons and the other figs, the jam might be lemon fig with lavender. Participants are encouraged to trade jams and leave jars for others, so no one leaves empty handed.

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