Fallen Fruit: Block After Block
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—Weinland Park Berry Patch (at East 11th Avenue and North 4th Street) and South Side Fruit Park (at South Washington and Reeb Avenues). 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. The parks will be accompanied by an installation at the Wex that reflects our city’s rich history.
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, we’re looking for volunteers to help plant, host, and care for the fruit trees. The planting for the Weinland Park Berry Patch is scheduled for April 23, and the planting for the South Side Fruit Park is scheduled for April 29.
For more information or to get involved contact Jean Pitman at (614) 292-4614 or email@example.com. Or 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 our Buckeye Funder online crowdfunding campaign (just click on the Fallen Fruit project to contribute.)
Weinland Park Berry Patch
South Side Fruit Park
Fallen Fruit's projects in Columbus are produced in close collaboration with The City of Columbus, The Ohio State University Extension, Community Housing Network, Parsons Avenue Merchants Association, The Reeb-Hosack/Steelton Village Community Association, Wagenbrenner Properties, the Weinland Park Community Civic Association, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Funding provided by City of Columbus, The Columbus Foundation, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., and the Shackelford Family Foundation.
SUPPORT FOR FALLEN FRUIT
The City of Columbus
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
The Shackelford Family Foundation
SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS
Cardinal Health Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation