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Go Forth and Find Free Fruit, Silver Lakeians

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Fruit on branches overhanging public property (like sidewalks) or that's fallen onto public property is fair game, so Fallen Fruit: A Mapping of Food Resources in Los Angeles is setting about to map the locations of those free food sources, starting with Silver Lake, the mappers' own neighborhood. According to the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest: "Over time, we hope to involve more people, especially local activists best equipped to map their own neighborhoods; the life of such a map is quite long, since fruit trees live for decades." (There's also this creepiness: "Silver Lake is full of the ghosts of old Hollywood: James Dean, Rock Hudson, Judy Garland, Norma Talmadge and Buster Keaton lived here. Their ashes and discards filter through the soil to this day. Dead illusions feed the carnival of fruit that lines our streets.")
· It's urban vegetable foraging season! [Boing Boing]
· Fallen Fruit: A Mapping of Food Resources in Los Angeles [Journal of Aesthetics & Protest]