To all L.A. Hunters and Gatherers…minus the Hunters

How cool is this? There is an old Los Angeles city law that makes any fruit overhanging on sidewalks public property. So now, there is a group of people who are encourging folks to plant fruit bearing trees on land bordering the sidewalks, with the intent of feeding any passers-by.

From their site:

This project encourages people to harvest, plant and share public fruit. The project is a response to accelerating urbanization, as well as issues of grassroots community activism and social responsibility. The mission of this web project is to expand our community fruit maps, photos and essays to create an online global public fruit resource.

This is such a wonderful idea! I’m imagining Apple treese here in the many parks that pepper the Seattle landscape.

via boingboing


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