The Endless Orchard Kick Off Planting Day!

Be a part of Fallen Fruit’s ‘The Endless Orchard’
and help create an URBAN FRUIT TRAIL
around The Los Angeles State Historic Park
Planting day! March 19th at 10 am to 2pm at 1799 Baker Street
Meet us under the North Broadway Bridge at the Viaduct.
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Volunteer! Come helps us plant or if you live near The Los Angeles State Historic Park, adopt a free tree, map and care for it. Becoming part of The Endless Orchard is easy:

1. You have space along sidewalks and fences on private property
– a home, local business or apartment building.

2. The space is sunny and is already being watered or can be watered regularly.

3. You agree to share the fruit tree with neighbors and passersby and be part of
The Endless Orchard where Trees are mapped and shared with the community.

4. Join us March 19th at 10 am at Los Angeles State Historic Park.
We will give you a fruit tree. (Apricots, Apples, Figs, Grapes, Pomegranates and Plums.) We will have volunteers to help plant if needed. It takes a community to grow an Endless Orchard – and you can help bring this sustainable, collaborative public art work to fruition.

email > INFO@FALLENFRUIT.ORG and get involved! It’s free to participate – sign up for a fruit tree at no cost and/or volunteer and help us plant trees on the margins of public space.
200 beautiful fruit trees await adoption.

The Endless Orchard is an on-going installation of fruit trees on or in the margins of public space and designed to provide communities with an urban experience that can be cared for, cultivated and shared by the public. ‘Urban Fruit Trails’ have already been planted in Los Angeles, Riverside, Omaha and Portland. The goal is to connect neighborhoods and create walking trails from public transportation to local destinations. The fruit trees are planted on the margins of public space, along sidewalks and parkways where the fruit can be shared with everyone. The trailhead will be at the orange grove in Los Angeles State Historic Park and fruit trees will lead out into the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Endless Orchard by Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young. It’s a Creative Capital awarded project. It’s organized in collaboration with Los Angeles State Historic Park.
The Endless Orchard app is collaboration with digital agency Code Rodeo. Partners include: Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Bronx River Art Center, Caldera, CSULA (California State University Los Angeles), Chung King Road Association (Chinatown), Concordia University, Creative Capital, Friends of Trees, Good Works Foundation, HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles), Kent Bellows Mentoring Program, l.a. Eyeworks, LACC (Los Angeles City College), LACC (Los Angeles Conservation Corps), Los Angeles State Historic Park, MRCA (Mountain Recreation Conservancy Agency), Park To Playa, The Awesome Foundation, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Rauschenberg Foundation, OPC (Oficina de Proyectos Culturales), Open School North, Peninsula School, Portland Art Museum, Portland Fruit Tree Project, Root Pouch, Wexner Center for the Arts and more.

About Fallen Fruit
Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include public projects, site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. 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.

*The Endless Orchard map is for illustration purposes and is only an example of how to imagine a neighborhood experience. Please ask tree owners whenever possible. Never pick someone tree on private property without permission.



Urban Fruit Trails! Fallen Fruit’s public artwork extends to Riverside!

Urban Fruit Trails is a network of walking trails, populated with fruit trees and planted, tended, and harvested by the public. Anyone can become a part of this project collaborate with us: Urban Fruit Trails All of these fruit trees will become part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails and our upcoming public artwork with Creative Capital: Endless Orchard

Urban Fruit Trails portraits commissioned by the Riverside Art Museum for Artmake 2015

On Saturday, February 21 from 12-3pm at Lincoln Park in Eastside, Fallen Fruit with Riverside Art Make, Riverside Art Museum, Eastside residents and volunteers to install Riverside’s first “Urban Fruit Trail!- Fallen Fruit’s public artwork in Riverside! We planted 18 trees in Lincoln Park t and extended the trail throughout the neighborhood.
More info HERE

Each recipient signs an agreement promising to care for the tree and share the fruit with others. If where you live has room for more than one fruit tree and you can care for them, let us know! If you don’t have space for a tree — come help us plant fruit trees in the Eastside neighborhood.

Please understand, that these are bare root fruit trees, and must be planted the same day of the event (If possible , we will help you). All of these fruit trees will become part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails and our upcoming public artwork with Creative Capital: Endless Orchard.

Riverside Art Make is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.


Urban Fruit Trails Celebration at MacArthur Park

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We are making our first URBAN FRUIT TRAIL in collaboration with Heart of Los Angeles.

Join Fallen Fruit ( David Burnsand Austin Young) and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) at Levitt Pavilion, from 4:00-6:30pm.

We will make fruit inspired art with Fallen Fruit and celebrate the Urban Fruit Trails’ newly planted fruit trees in MacArthur Park!

Guest Artists:
The Killsisters
Fancy Boyz
HOLA Musicians
Chef Marco Zapien

Bring a picnic blanket and stay for the Levitt Youth Talent night starting at 6:30pm.

This event is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Council Member Gil Cedillo, Lakers Youth Foundation, Active Alliance and Melissa’s.

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.

read about our residency on the HOLA blog HERE

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When people think of Los Angeles, it isn’t usually a bountiful landscape teeming with public fruit trees that comes to mind.  But the artists of Fallen Fruit – Austin Young and David Burns – are working with local communities to transform the neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Los Angeles into a walk-able network of Urban Fruit Trails. Starting this month Heart of LA (HOLA) will collaborate with Fallen Fruit to create the City’s very first Urban Fruit Trail: over 150-fruit trees planted in the MacArthur Park neighborhood.
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HOLA students will research where the trees can be planted, plant them, and then map their location. During weekly workshops with Fallen Fruit, HOLA’s young artists will create site-specific artworks based on the places, people, cultures, and trees they discover along the Trail; and their actions and artworks will be documented and geo-tagged in a free downloadable app.

The MacArthur Park Urban Fruit Trail is the pilot for Endless Orchard, Fallen Fruit’s groundbreaking global-scale public art project, which will provide often-overlooked urban communities with public walking trails lined by fruit trees. The trees will be planted, sustained, nurtured and harvested by the public.   “We’re thrilled that our students are creating the roots for such a significant project,” said HOLA Visual Arts Director Nara Hernandez. “Fruit trails can create an abundant neighborhood and celebrate a community of sharing,” explained Austin Young. “It’s about transforming our relationship to the city and each other,” added David Burns.

Urban Fruit Trails invite the people of Los Angeles to experience the City as a fruitful place, to collectively re-imagine the function of public participation and urban space, and to explore the meaning of community through creating and sharing new and abundant resources.   The fruit trees planted along the Urban Fruit Trail will reflect the natural ripening of fruit during a season: plums and peaches in the summer, pomegranate and persimmon in the fall, and citrus – lime, lemon, orange, and kumquat – over the winter and spring. At the heart of LA’s Urban Fruit Trails a “Monument to Sharing” will be installed at the Los Angeles State Historic Park alongside an orchard of citrus trees.  

Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project. This pilot project, Urban Fruit Trails, is supported by a grant awarded to HOLA by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg:  


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:

Heart of Los Angeles provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education, and strengthen their communities:   Fruit as public resource:

Press Contact: Lee Schube              (213) 389-1148 ::


Fallen Fruit- new mini doc by ARTBOUND

Janet Owen Driggs reports on “The Del Aire Fruit Park,” the first public fruit park in the state.

Based on the article, Fallen Fruit and the ‘Thin End of the Wedge’ by Janet Owen Driggs
Read it here:…

Del Aire Park is public arts commission by The Los Angeles County Arts Commission