Urban Fruit Trails PDX
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ADOPT A TREE> MAP, PLANT AND SHARE FRUIT TREES!
Fallen Fruit’s URBAN FRUIT TRAILS PDX!
Welcome to the Urban Fruit Trail
Urban Fruit Trails are a network of walking trails, populated with fruit trees and planted, tended, and harvested by the public. With your collaboration, we will make the largest public artwork in the world.
The Urban Fruit Trail is presented by Caldera and created by Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). Fruit trees are planted next to the sidewalk in front of private homes, schools, businesses and community gardens, so that branches will grow into public space and be within easy reach. Caldera youth, their families, Caldera’s Arts Partner middle schools, along with the greater community of Portland are encouraged to celebrate family stories and histories, local facts and historic lore along the trails through an interactive online Urban Fruit Trails map. Trees will be mapped on the URBAN FRUIT TRAILS map where you can share fruit, read stories, view art,and look at videos inspired by the fruit trees, community, and family.
Partners include: Portland Fruit Tree Project, Friends of Trees, Portland Art Museum, Root Pouch, Concordia University, Open School North, and Peninsula School.
Portland’s Urban Fruit Trail will become part of Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard, which is a collection of interactive online maps from around the world of fruit trails. Individual fruit trees are geo-tagged for anyone to digitally view art, read stories, and look at videos inspired by the apple trees.
To include your fruit tree in URBAN FRUIT TRAILS:
Plant your tree next to the sidewalk so that branches will go into public space and be within easy reach. Plant it today if possible.
Map the tree. And/or map a tree that you already have that is accessible to the public. Check “YES I want to be part of the online map” when you fill out your name, and the tree’s new address along with the tree type and variety on the Urban Fruit Trail sign up at the adoption table.
Once the tree is planted, send us a photo of the planting or newly planted, the date of the plant and if you like, a very short story about the tree planting or celebrate family stories and histories, local facts and historic lore along the trails. Stories and photos will go on the interactive online Urban Fruit Trails map. If you did not give your information on the day of pick-up and you want to be included on the Endless Orchard online map or if there is an update to the tree’s location, please send the new information to: email@example.com
View your tree and share your fruit on the Urban Fruit Trail! in a few years when fruit trees get bigger and produce 100’s of pounds of fruit, there’ll be plenty to share! www.fallenfruit.org/endless-orchard/portland/
About Fallen Fruit
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. The collaboration has expanded to include public projects, site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. Share your fruit, change the world!
Caldera is a nonprofit organization that supports youth with limited opportunities through long-term mentoring and arts and nature programming, as well as provides fully subsidized residencies to adult artists. Caldera provides year-round youth mentoring through 12 Arts Partner middle schools (six in Portland and six Central Oregon), high school programming, and summer camp at its Arts Center on Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. More information at www.CalderaArts.org.