As I mentioned ,
announced that they’d be holding a press conference last
, but if anybody from the press
showed up they didn’t file any reports that I’ve been able to find on-line.
None of the war tax resistance mailing lists and other such on-line resources
have any news yet either.
Perhaps they’ve decided on a strategy of going underground and staying quiet.
Or perhaps I just need to be more patient…
Those of you Los Angelenos who are thinking of going
freegan may like
Fallen Fruit is a website run by
people who encourage you to grow fruit on the perimeter of your property and
allow others to harvest it. They also have maps of Los Angeles neighborhoods
that are bearing lots of free fruit.
Sarah Rich writes in the
issue of ReadyMade: “CalArts professors Dave Burns,
Matias Viegener, and Austin Young are accidental farmers. After discovering
an arcane Los Angeles city law that makes any fruit overhanging on sidewalks
public property, the trio founded Fallen Fruit, a mapping project that
promotes access to the city’s free and forgotten oranges, bananas, and
Where I live, there are plenty of grapefruits, figs, persimmons, and guavas.
I also have some olive trees, but I bit into an olive and it burned like acid.
Now’s about the right time to go olive picking, but don’t eat ’em raw. You’ve
got to cure ’em in rock salt or a lye bath. I salted some olives last year — ones from trees that I’d found in a road median in Oakland — and they turned
out pretty well. Anybody know of any olive trees on public property in San
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