We came across fallingfruit.org while brainstorming ways to make use of the abundant fruit this year. It is a brilliant website that helps connect local needs to local resources. Learn more about abundant fruit ideas on the Low-Hanging Fruit Press page.
Falling Fruit is a celebration of the overlooked culinary bounty of our city streets. By quantifying this resource on a map, we hope to facilitate intimate connections between people, food, and the natural organisms growing in our neighborhoods. 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.
The project is free and open source. Support them with a few bucks if you find the site useful.
We began a conversation with FallingFruit and the City of Goshen in order to get the City of Goshen’s public tree inventory on the map. They are now visible on fallingfruit.org.
Of the over 15,000 trees in the City’s tree inventory, nearly 1/3 of them have some sort of use for human consumption.
|1||Black walnut,Persian walnut|
|45||Eastern red bud|
|143||Eastern white pine|
|47||Northern red oak|
|342||Pear (Note: most are ornamental, not fruit bearing)|
|5||Rose of sharon|
|88||Swamp white oak|