Del Aire Neighborhood Association (D.N.A.) plans to beautify their neighborhood by furthering an environmental, art project started in 2012 by Fallen Fruit (fallenfruit.org). In lieu of a painting or a statue, these artists opted to plant a producing, fruit orchard in Del Aire’s neighborhood park. The spirit of this collaboration is to grow food and engage the community.
The D.N.A. worked with the Department of Public Works for Los Angeles County to tear up the paved, median strips on its surrounding main boulevards, and replace the asphalt with native (water-sipping) plants and trees to create a beautiful and sustainable greenway.
Del Aire Public Fruit Park, public art installation, 2012 Commission from the Los Angeles County Department of Cultural Affairs - fallenfruit.org/projects/public-fruit-park-los-angeles
In 2015, Creative Migration supports the D.N.A. as its fiscal sponsor to continue this effort, and plant the parkway strips with fruit trees. The long-term goal is to transform Del Aire into a place where anyone can walk down the street and simply pick fruit from the trees.