Archinect - News 2014-10-01T08:32:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/73053976/growing-fruit-activists-and-social-art Growing "Fruit Activists" and "social art" Nam Henderson 2013-05-13T13:44:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T13:45:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gc6bz8mbpxw1w4ct.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The decision to go with &ldquo;edible art&rdquo; as part of a larger park renovation, rather than a standard mural, was seen as a way to foster residents&rsquo; participation, said Karly Katona, a deputy to Mark Ridley-Thomas, the local county supervisor.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Patricia Brown highlights&nbsp;the work of the group <a href="http://fallenfruit.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fallen Fruit</a>, particularly their recent&nbsp;installation&nbsp;of California's first public fruit park in Del Aire, outside Los Angeles. She also outlines a growing fruit-activist movement, who use urban agriculture as a way to explore issues of public health, public space and civic engagement.</p>