Amidst the hustle and bustle of city living, do you ever crave a fresh peach? apple? orange? anything off a live tree? Well, let me introduce you to Fallen Fruit--an organization that maps out trees available for public consumption (and occasionally host noctural tours and public jam-making sessions too). I love the concept of sharing fruit that would otherwise go to waste--so generous and so resourceful!
My heart started beating faster as I scanned all of the available public fruit maps...`come on, there's got to be one in Seattle!', I thought. Alas, there are none here (although the 1st urban forest is in the making...); however, those of you who live in the LA-area, Salt Lake City and New Mexico are in luck. You've got to peek at these fallen fruit neighborhood maps and go pick yourself some homegrown goodness before it goes to waste! Those of you who call Austria, Sweden, Colombia and Mexico home can also take advantage of urban resourcefulness at its finest--there are maps for locales in your countries as well. In the meantime, I'm adding "search out fallen fruit" to my SLC-to-do-list (my husband has family there so we occasionally visit) and hopefully live vicariously through those of you who do seek out this free-to-the-public fruit!
image by Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille - used with permission
The proposed forest will be planted with hundreds of varieties of edible plants, herbs, berry bushes (such as honeyberries, mulberries and lingonberries) and fruit trees, including apple, persimmon, pear, plum