Falling Fruit – an urban harvest
‘Falling Fruit’ is a celebration of the overlooked culinary bounty of our city streets. An interactive map to source harvests within your own community, all over the world.
By quantifying resources on an interactive map, they hope to facilitate intimate connections between people, food, and the natural organisms growing in our neighborhoods. Here’s what they say about themselves:
Not just a free lunch! Foraging in the 21st century is an opportunity for urban exploration, to fight the scourge of stained sidewalks, and to reconnect with the botanical origins of food. Our edible map is not the first of its kind, but it aspires to be the world’s most comprehensive. While our users contribute locations of their own, we comb the internet for pre-existing knowledge, seeking to unite the efforts of foragers, foresters, and freegans everywhere.
The imported datasets range from small neighborhood foraging maps to vast professionally-compiled tree inventories. This so far amounts to 2,685 different types of edibles (most, but not all, plant species) distributed over 1,436,968 locations. Beyond the cultivated and commonplace to the exotic flavors of foreign plants and long-forgotten native plants, foraging in your neighborhood is a journey through time and across cultures.
Check it out around Launceston, further to around Tasmania (and the world)!