Sam Van Aken merged the worlds of art and agriculture by creating a series of hybridized fruit trees that grow over 40 varieties of stone fruit.
Van Aken realized he could collapse an entire orchard onto one tree and that one tree would blossom in beautifully varied shades of pink, crimson and white, at different times, and then bear 40 different varieties of fruit throughout the summer.
His next project centers on community-owned meadow orchards. Not only would they be cared for by and benefit the community in which they are planted, but the orchards will also serve to help preserve heirloom stone fruit varieties and serve as a resource to growers.
Read more about this fascinating art & architecture project here.
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