Just this past weekend I attended a Public Fruit Jam in Echo Park at the Machine Project, Hosted by the art collective Fallen Fruit. The art gallery was opened to the public and encouraged all to bring in their local fruit to make jars of fresh jam. I brought in green sour apples from my backyard and coupled it with locally picked figs, lemons and mint to create this outrageous homemade jam!
The irony out of all of this is that this food consciousness isn’t rising amongst rural farmers or a certain genre of people nor class – everyone is welcome and encouraged! Swapping recipes, seeds and gardening tips are no longer a thing of the past, but rather a really hip and obvious thing to be doing.
So learn about what fruit trees you have growing in your neighborhood, meet your neighbors and jump on board to this revolution!