The article describes the effort of Fallen Fruit, a group working outside Los Angeles to plant public land, playground, parks, and neighborhoods with fruit trees, as well as other projects in Seattle and Chicago. Let's keep talking about this! View the article's full text here.
Tasty, and Subversive Too:
DEL AIRE, Calif. — Fruit looms large in the California psyche. Since the 1800s, dewy images of oranges, lemons and other fruits have been a lure for seekers of the state’s postcard essence, symbols of fertile land, felicitous climate and the possibilities of pleasure.
Now a cheeky trio of artists have turned fruit trees into cultural symbols as well. The group, known as Fallen Fruit, recently planted what is being billed as the state’s first public fruit park in an unincorporated community with neatly clipped lawns outside Los Angeles.