“A SPECTER is haunting our cities: barren landscapes with foliage and flowers,
but nothing to eat. Fruit can grow almost anywhere, and can be harvested by
everyone. Our cities are planted with frivolous and ugly landscaping, sad shrubs
and neglected trees, whereas they should burst with ripe produce. Great sums
of money are spent on young trees, water and maintenance. While these trees
are beautiful, they could be healthy, fruitful and beautiful.

“WE ASK all of you to petition your cities and towns to support community gardens
and only plant fruit-bearing trees in public parks. Let our streets be lined with apples
and pears! Demand that all parking lots be landscaped with fruit trees which provide
shade, clean the air and feed the people.

FALLEN FRUIT is a mapping and manifesto for all the free fruit we can find. Every
day there is food somewhere going to waste. We encourage you to find it, tend and
harvest it. If you own property, plant food on your perimeter. Share with the world
and the world will share with you. Barter, don’t buy! Give things away! You have nothing
to lose but your hunger!”

Courtesy Gizella Babcock!

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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