Revisiting Last Sunday's Love Apples Celebration
This past Sunday, August 18, Farmlab hosted Islands of LA and Fallen Fruit in their LOVE APPLES celebration. LOVE APPLES is an experiment in public space in the city of Los Angeles, imagining new ways in which such spaces could be utilized to make our communities more livable and engaged. It promotes community awareness, sharing, food safety, public resources, and organic gardening.
Community members brought fresh produce, and even fresher moves. Fallen Fruit and Islands of LA invited a professional salsa dancer to give free salsa lessons. The class had a chance to try out their moves while dancing to a nine piece salsa band based in Los Angeles.
Inside there were three different Salsa stations crowded with home-grown produce and folks sharing their favorite salsa recipes. Salsa's ranged from peach to mango to a super-spicy radish salsa.
It was a fantastic afternoon full of great food, great music, and wild dancing.
To learn more about Fallen Fruit and Islands of LA check out their web-sites below: www.fallenfruit.org and www.islandsofla.org
Photo courtesy Fallen Fruit