1. Millennium Films Joins Forces with HOLA and Fallen Fruit

    The Millennium Films team helped plant two beautiful citrus trees in LaFayette Park.  They also helped weed, water and clean-up the surrounding area. 

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    Actor and boxer, Victor Ortiz, jumped into action.   

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    Amaury Nolasco lending a hand. 

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    Our Alumni got the chance to hang out with real life super heroes. 

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    Thank you Millennium Films for all your hard work.  

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  2. Thank You Form LA Landscaping

    Form LA is in MacArthur Park today helping HOLA finish landscaping the area around the Urban Fruit Trails.  FormLA Landscaping is transforming Los Angeles through sustainable and drought resistant landscaping. We are thrilled to have their help beautifying our neighborhood park.  

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  3. How Vandalism Helped Put the People Into L.A.’s First Public Fruit Trail

    This is a great article from Takepart on our recovery after the vandalism. The HOLA youth are urban heroes! 

  4. Urban Fruit Trails Celebration Happenings

    Check out all the great activities that went on at our MacArthur Park event:

    There was a Fallen Fruit Lemonade Stand

    A Fallen Fruit Fruit Factory

    The HOLA high school students prepared and sold fruit inspired snacks

    Dublab djs spun fruit inspired records

    There was a watermelon eating competition

    There was even a marching band and a parade

    After the parade we blessed the trees with water

    We ended the celebration with HOLA youth performances at the Levitt Pavilion Youth Talent Night and a cake from Fancy Boyz. 

    The cake was inspired by the MacArthur Park song lyrics. 

    MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark
    All the sweet, green icing flowing down
    Someone left the cake out in the rain

  5. Urban Fruit Trails Celebration Community

    The Urban Fruit Trails Celebration had a great turnout. The Levitt Pavilion was packed and we were thrilled to have the support of many community partners. A big thanks to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles Police Department, Levitt Pavilion, Langer’s Deli, and last but not least our amazing Heart of Los Angeles community.  

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  6. Urban Fruit Trails Celebration Sponsors

    We are grateful for our wonderful sponsors that helped make our event a success.  The Lakers Youth Foundation and Melissa’s Produce gave away over 500 pounds of fresh fruit.  They also brought in Chef Marco to help educate the community about healthy eating.  He prepared a delicious watermelon mango salsa for all to taste and learn to make at home.  

  7. Urban Fruit Trails Celebration: Coming Soon!

  8. Urban Fruit Trails Celebration: July 20th, 2014

    Join Fallen Fruit ( David Burns and Austin Young) and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) at Levitt Pavilion, from 4:00-6:30pm.

    We will make fruit inspired art with Fallen Fruit and celebrate the Urban Fruit Trails’ newly planted fruit trees in MacArthur Park!

    Guest Artists:
    dublab
    The Killsisters
    Fancy Boyz
    HOLA Musicians
    Chef Marco Zapien

    Bring a picnic blanket and stay for the Levitt Youth Talent night starting at 6:30pm. 

    This event is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Council Member Gil Cedillo, Lakers Youth Foundation, Active Alliance and Melissa’s.

  9. Urban Fruit Trails: Summer Week 5

    Check out these amazing photos from the MacArthur Park planting.  It was a an amazing feat to get all 12 trees into the ground.  We could not have done it without the help of so many dedicated volunteers.  

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    Volunteers from Burberry came out to help the HOLA youth. 

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    David and Austin working hard to loosen the soil.  

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    Our Executive Director, Tony Brown, lending a hand.  

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    Over half a dozen news stations showed up to share the story.  

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    A special thank you to Norm Langer for providing lunch for all the volunteers.  

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  10. We are getting ready to plant 12 citrus trees at MacArthur Park

    Thank you to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and Margot Jacobs from Mia Lehrer + Associates for helping us prepare for the planting.  It takes a village to plant a tree.

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