Artists Fallen Fruit are planting 300 publicly accessible fruit trees in New Orleans.
Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University present “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” a citywide suite of public projects with internationally acclaimed artists Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). This multi-site presentation continues Fallen Fruit’s exploration of the ways people experience public space. As one component, Fallen Fruit are planting 300 fruit trees throughout New Orleans in 2018—in honor of the city’s tricentennial. Individuals and community groups are able to adopt fruit trees, free of charge. In the spirit of sharing resources, trees must be planted to overhang a public sidewalk or street so that the fruit is accessible to passersby to pick.
On January 20, we’re launching our second public fruit park, in Pontchartrain Park, featuring 50 fruit trees, planted and maintained in partnership with the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. Gentilly residents and community groups are also able to adopt individual fruit trees: 9–11 am for those who have already reserved a tree and 11 am–1 pm for those who have not reserved a tree in advance, subject to availability. The adoptions will take place at the Joseph Bartholomew Clubhouse in Pontchartrain Park. Student volunteers from Tulane University and Loyola University, as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, will be available to assist with the transport and planting of fruit trees.
If you’d like to volunteer or if you’re a community member interested in “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” contact firstname.lastname@example.org.