Fallen Fruit made the LA Times HOT LIST. They bring together food & art, two of the best things in life. Fallen Fruit, about five years old now, is an art collaboration which began by mapping fruit in public spaces. In 2008, they exhibited as part of Machine Project’s “A Field Guild to the LA County Museum of Art” and now they will EAT LACMA, a nine month project with numerous event. For more info: http://www.lacma.org LA Times article “Food Goes to Artist’s Heads” (2/4/10).
Why would you plant a fruit tree in a public space? It would feed future generations. They say, “It would change our relationship to the city; it would change our children’s relationship to it.” I commend the co-founders of Fallen Fruit: Matias Viegener, Austin Young, and David Burns. Because of Fallen Fruit, we have many garden, food, and art events to look forward to this year.
Thanks to my daughter for this article about a major garden being established in San Francisco. This certainly is another sign the times are-a-changing. The garden will grow on Laguna Street between Oak and Fell in San Francisco. On the site of the old Central Freeway on ramp, food for the people:
Wherever a garden grows, a community grows too.