free fruit

free fruit

This may only benefit those of you who live in Los Angeles and have access to the Silverlake, Echo Park and Hancock Area. Fallen Fruit is a group of people who believe that there should be more fruit-bearing trees planted in public places. Because fallen fruit from public trees is free for the taking. It is a beautiful site to see lemons and oranges on branches and in the grass. It is a healthy way to help those less fortunate in the community, and it also fosters sharing and appreciation of healthy eating. On their website, they've put up maps of places in the previously mentioned neighborhoods where you can go and pick up some fallen fruit that's ripe for the eating. They only ask that you be generous and leave some for others, that you respect the area and don't wreck the trees, and that you go on foot to keep the air cleaner (or park in a distance and walk over). Here's a link to the maps - http://www.fallenfruit.org/maps.html and you can read their manifesto. I know that there will always be someone who will climb a tree and take all the fruit, or do something equally as selfish, but it's still a nice resource for those of us who have less cash but still want to enjoy nature's bounty. They are also working on a project for New York called Buddy Bags, where they are mapping different vendors in neighborhoods to find out things such as when they have free tastings, and how they dispose of day old bread.
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