Archinect - News 2015-11-26T23:41:23-05:00 Growing "Fruit Activists" and "social art" Nam Henderson 2013-05-13T13:44:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T13:45:33-04:00 <img src="" 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="" 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>