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Map(s) of the Day: Claim Your Fallen Fruit Here!
As GOOD is so great to point out, LA is a mecca for homegrown products. (No, not that. Well, yes, that, but that's not what they/we mean!) Fallen Fruit keeps track of where Angelenos can play gatherer on our own city streets. GOOD explains:
FallenFruit.org has neighborhood maps of publicly accessible fruit trees. They also have a great guide to creating your own fruit gathering map. Tips range from the obvious (get out of your car and walk, you’ll find more fruit) to the specific (you should take note of that young fruit tree on private property—it might eventually grow to reach public property.) If more people create maps for other cities, Fallen Fruit could become one of the more delicious free resources on the web.
Right now on the site they have maps they've made spotlighting resources in Larchmont, Sherman Oaks, Hancock Park, Silver Lake, Claremont, and Echo Park, as well as access to a Platial interactive map where users can contribute locations and join the conversation. Happy picking!
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