Fallen Fruit, a collaborative art project by David Burns and Austin Young, will be hosting a public fruit tree adoption as part of its Endless Orchard project. Neighbors, community organizations and businesses are invited to adopt a fruit tree that they will plant in front of their homes, businesses, or in their community held space. By adopting a tree, an individual is agreeing to make the fruit publicly available for sharing. The tree will be added to the network of publicly accessible fruit trees that spans the entire country.
The Endless Orchard is a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods. The Endless Orchard is a living public artwork that anyone can eat from! Citizens plant fruit trees in front of their homes and businesses, on the margins of public and private space. Tree Tags placed at each tree identify it as part of a network of sharing. Anyone can plant, map, share, and navigate the fruit trees via the online portal, Endlessorchard.com
Overall partners: Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Office of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty and graduate students from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.
This program is part of the Libraries’ Beyond the Page public programming series.