Fallen Fruit is back at the HOLA studio! This week they brought Fruit Factory to the class and also scouted the area to find new homes for fruit trees.
For the last workshop of the spring session, the musical group Fol Chen joined the project. Musicians Adam Goldman and Sinosa Loa led a song making workshop inspired by the newly planted fruit trees. Sinosa joined us via skype while working in Tanzania.
Here’s Sinosa Skyping with the class 4am Tanzania time.
Local artist, Sue-Na Gay, led the students in creating original album covers for the fruit tree songs.
Check out the songs here: https://soundcloud.com/fallen-fruit/sets/fruit-tree-automatic-songs
On May 18th, HOLA and Fallen Fruit were joined by volunteers from the Wilshire Boulevard Temple to help plant our first trees on the Urban Fruit Trail. 12 trees were planted at Lafayette Park and 10 trees were planted at the historic Bryson apartments. We thank our partners at LA City Rec and Parks and LA Housing Partnership for making this a possibility.
It was a beautiful day!
This week Fallen Fruit and HOLA youth set-up a lemonade stand in MacArthur Park. The public was invited to participate and draw their self-portrait on a lemon. Following the drawing they took a photograph with their lemon and were interviewed. After the oral histories were recorded, the participants traded their lemon portrait in exchange for a refreshing glass of lemonade.
While half of the class ran the lemonade stand the other half sketched images of the future of MacArthur Park with artist, Blue Broxton
WHEN: Monday, May 12th, from 5:00-6:30pm
WHERE: MacArthur Park Metro Stop
This week the students divided up into two teams. While one team continued creating their city out of cardboard and paint, the other team went out to explore the neighborhood to scout possible locations for tree plantings. Both teams together found over 50 potential sites!
photo by Austin Young
Check out these beautiful photos of our young Urban Fruit Trails explorers by Austin Young of Fallen Fruit.