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This L.A. Art Installation Doubles As A Pick-Your-Own Fruit Park

Fruit trees ready for the planting as part of the art collective Fallen Fruit. (Photo: Fallen Fruit/Facebook.)

One of the most important aspects of an art installation is what you take away from it. At the Stoneview Nature Center in Los Angeles, figs, blueberries, avocados, lemons and more are free and up for grabs to the public.

According to NPR, Stoneview is the latest site where artists David Burns and Austin Young have planted fruit trees as part of their collective Fallen Fruit. Burns and Young started Fallen Fruit in 2004 as a way for communities in L.A. to connect over fruit trees. Since then, they’ve been commissioned to plant bigger parks like Stoneview. These parks will hold as many as 20-50 trees, which will then produce 300-500 pounds of produce every year.

Endless Orchard provides a map of public fruit trees across America.

Fallen Fruit focuses on locality and planting with historical purpose. Trees planted at Stoneview bear fruit that have been historically important to California: lemons, oranges, grapes, pomegranates, berries and avocados.

The duo launched an app called Endless Orchard earlier this year, which pinpoints fruit trees open to the public all across the country on a map. Users can also add their own fruit trees to the map.