David Burns and Austin Young

Fallen Fruit and Endless Orchard

Fallen Fruit is a collaborative art project that began in Los Angeles with creating maps of public fruit: the fruit trees growing on or over public property. Fallen Fruit uses cartography and geography as an indexical tool to create serialized and site-specific works of art that often embraces public participation. The work of Fallen Fruit includes photographic portraits, experimental documentary videos, public art installations, and exhibition projects. Using fruit (and public spaces and public archives) as a method of interrogating the familiar, Fallen Fruit investigates urban space, ideas of neighborhood, and new forms of citizenship. 

"Endless Orchard: Plant, Map, and Share Your Fruit"

  • What is the Endless Orchard and how did it start
  • How to find and map fruit trees near me
  • Some of the obstacles one might face planting public fruit trees
  • The social, economic, and environmental benefits of planting public fruit trees
  • How to care for Endless Orchard public fruit trees
  • How to use the Endless Orchard online interactive map to plant, map, and share fruit