Mark Frauenfelder over at Boing Boing this morning pointed to Fallen Fruit, a website that tracks where all the free fruit is available in L.A., due to a law making fruit overhanging public sidewalks available to take by anybody. Our Sean Bonner had a post about it last July, but it bears a reminder and a different take on things. It seems to me there’s an inherent danger in this activity, between owners coming after you and unknown pesticide use or other environmental issues.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to do something along the lines of the Field of Dreams Will Campbell pointed out recently, but for a utilitarian purpose rather than artistic? Hell, plant fields of life-sustaining food where the urban wasteland is now and you’ll get both food and aesthetics going on.