fallen fruit

From The Lexicon of Sustainability:

People search their cities and neighborhoods for unused or unwanted things: litter, refuse…even food. Fallen fruit is often overlooked (either after its fallen to the ground or while still on the tree). It can be harvested, gleaned, or just observed.

Fallen Fruit began as a public project by a Los Angeles based art collective.  Their goal? To show people that food is all around them by mapping the abundance of fruit growing in public places throughout their city.  Since their first map in 2004, people around the world have shared their discoveries by mapping the “fallen fruit” in their communities.  This “Fallen Fruit” movement allows people to re-discover their own backyards … turning urban foraging … into a treasure hunt.