Call for Volunteers!
This spring, artists David Burns and Austin Young will partner with the Wexner Center and community organizations to create two public fruit parks in Columbus. The parks are a part of Fallen Fruit of Columbus: Block after Block, a suite of evolving site-specific projects designed to provide area neighborhoods with a shared resource (fruit!) and spaces for collaboration.
Conceived in 2004 by Burns, Young, and Matias Viegener, Fallen Fruit coined the term “public fruit” and began mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles.
Since 2013, Burns and Young have continued the collaborative work in cities around the world.
To support the creation of these parks, they’re looking for volunteers to help plant, host, and care for the fruit trees.
Weinland Park Berry Patch
East 11th Avenue and North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43201
Planting scheduled for April 23
South Side Fruit Park
South Washington and Reeb Avenues, Columbus, OH 43207
Planting scheduled for April 29
For more information or to get involved contact Jean Pitman at (614) 292-4614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And consider a small gift to help the project grow!
Throughout the month of March, you can give $5 or $500—or anything in between—to this project through the Buckeye Funder online crowdfunding campaign - buckeyefunder.osu.edu (just click on the Fallen Fruit project to contribute.)