Fallen Fruit gives the Tulane community the opportunity to adopt a tree

December 15, 2017

Fallen Fruit’s citywide project is designed to open conversations and provide local communities with free homegrown fruit. One particular aspect of the project is to give the Tulane University community the opportunity to adopt a free fruit tree.

“New Orleans is ripe for Fallen Fruit,” said Ama Rogan, managing director of A Studio in the Woods. “We can’t think of a better tricentennial gift to the city than 300 trees which in turn give fruit for all of us to share.” By adopting a tree you can become a partner in the largest and most generous collaborative public artwork in the world – a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public. As a collaborator you agree to take care of your tree and plant it where it can partially hang over a sidewalk or public thoroughfare, making it accessible to passersby. All trees planted during the project will be added to the online map platform for The Endless Orchard, which currently maps over 800 public fruit trees across the United States. “Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just walk outside your door and grab an apple instead of going to the grocery store,” said artist David Burns. “Over time the trees will become well-picked and openly used by residents and passersby — a living symbol of sharing, and a communal public resource.” Click here to read the full article.