I enjoy following city hacks like yarn bombing and guerrilla gardening. Guerrilla Grafters turn ornamental trees into fruit-bearing ones.
“The Guerrilla Grafters graft fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing, ornamental fruit trees. Over time, delicious, nutritious fruit is made available to urban residents through these grafts. Our web application helps grafters to find graftable trees, to track how grafts are doing, and helps to facilitate gleaning of fruit. It is built by a laterally organized group using all open source code. We aim to prove that a culture of care can be cultivated from the ground up. ”
I’m not sure my urbanist and futurist sensibilities can get behind a slogan like “unravel civilization one branch at a time”, but I like the work the project creates.
Read more and see a video on the group: http://wanderlustmind.com/2012/01/20/guerrilla-grafters-undoing-civilization-one-branch-at-a-time/