Can fruit trees become a symbol of generosity, aesthetics and warmth? That's a question that led a Los Angeles trio of artists and fruit tree enthusiasts to come together and form an art collective. According to them, fruit offers an avenue for re-imagining the world in which we live.
Do you have a fruit tree which produces more than you can use? If so, would you be interested in calling gleaners to the rescue? They can come, collect the fruit from your tree and leave you a third of the harvest or simply pick what you don't want. It's a win-win solution! No more mess and an opportunity to support people who may not have access to healthy, local food.
Gleaning traces its origin to an old French word glener, which is itself rooted in the Latin verb, glan(n)are, meaning to gather. In modern English, gleaning boasts three different meanings: (1) to gather produce left from the main harvest, (2) to assemble slowly, bit by bit and (3) to discover something new.