1) Tract as Adaptable Form Letter*:

Approach Homeowners about Harvesting their Tree’s Fruit

Re: Your Extra Fruit?

Dear Neighbor (personalize this as much as you can, even if it is just Dear Resident at 123 Avocado Street),

This is a bit awkward; I am not sure exactly how to proceed.  But, here goes:  First off, let me introduce myself.  My name is Al/Sue and I live next door (3 houses down, two streets over, etc… or my friend Marie/Miguel lives next door, etc… or I have been taking walks/going for bicycle rides in the neighborhood recently).

I have noticed you have a beautiful fruit tree (specify what kind) in your (back/front/side) yard.  It seems that many people who have these micro-orchards are not able to eat all of their fruit and much of it falls to the ground, only to attract pests.  It also seems.... (view & download)

2) LInks to Projects doing something in a larger and more organized way:

http://www.environmentalsurvival.com/ a project in New Mexico


Vancouver Fruit Tree Project  2-261 East 17th Ave. Vancouver BC V5V 1A6  http://www.vcn.bc.ca/fruit/home.htm



Fallen Fruit - www.fallenfruit.org in Los Angeles

Fruit Tree Tour Common Vision - www.commonvision.org

EarthWorks Projects, The Edward L. Cooper Gardening and Education Center  34 Linwood St. Roxbury MA 02119  www.earthworksboston.org

Green Guerillas  214 West 29th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001  www.greenguerillas.org

Toronto Public Space Committee, Guerilla Gardening  253 College, Box 372 Toronto ON M5T 1R5  www.publicspace.ca/gardeners.htm

Guerrilla Gardening – London - www.guerrillagardening.org

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Harvest Private Trees

Have you ever seen a fruit tree in someone's yard go nearly all to waste rotting on the ground? Combine that with the wish that you had a fruit tree to harvest of your own? Well...

This page offers two resources:

1) A Tract as Adaptable Form Letter to a homeowner with excess fruit. This letter was originally created as a tract for Lisa Anne Auerbach's Tract House.

The Tract House is a "spread-the-word" project debuting at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, June and July, 2008. As part of the "Cottage Industries" exhibition, The Tract House will be distributing free tracts to the public.

2) Linksto the many other projects around who are implementing similar lines of thought. E-Mail us more links!