Join Fallen Fruit at Del Aire Park for a Public Fruit Jam!
An interactive collaborative exploration of fruit, community, and neighborhood goodness.
Sunday August 5th, 2012
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam!

Join us and your friends and neighbors to make jam together. Bring your home-grown or street-picked fruit, or even fruit from the market, and come jam with us. Wash your fruit prior to arrival. Bring clean, empty jars if you have them and 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).

This event will also celebrate the soon-to-be planted DEL AIRE PUBLIC FRUIT PARK. The first of its kind in all of California, it’s a planting of fruit trees in a communal fruit orchard.

PUBLIC FRUIT JAM! at Del Aire Park
PUBLIC FRUIT JAM! at Del Aire Park

The Public Fruit Jam harkens back to old-time community harvest festivals. The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that people provide. The fruit can be fresh or frozen. 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.

Fallen Fruit is a collaboration of David Burns , Matias Viegener and Austin Young.

Del Aire Park

August 5th, 2012
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam
12601South Isis Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90251