Gift Economy: fallen fruit for everyone

This just came in from It reminds me of the wonderful Community Orchard project here, though more decentralized. Rather than one orchard in a public space, this video advocates lining streets with fruit trees in neighborhoods. The more we appreciate that we are “all in this together,” the more connected and secure we all feel.

P.S. Wow! I just googled Johnny Appleseed, and found out that he seeded trees here in Indiana, and died in Fort Wayne. From wikipedia:

Johnny Appleseed (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), born John Chapman, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples. He was also a missionary for The New Church, or Swedenborgian Church, so named because it teaches the theological doctrines contained in the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg.

May we all be so kind and generous.


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