I wonder if there's such a thing as guerilla gardening geocaching.

Planted wheat, barley and mustard greens at 50°8.409'N 124°56.842'W

Planted lentils, mung beans and radishes at 50°8.527'N 124°40.195'W

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@neauoire In Sweden there is a site called Fruktkartan (=the fruit map), an open database where you can add fruit trees on public land, fruktkartan.se/. This is obviously another step, but somewhat similar.

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@jensu @neauoire only kinda related, but in some areas in germany, after the owners got their fruits from their tree plants, those plants are basically open to anyone who wants to get the fruit. For free. Not sure if it's a thing the government decided (or the areas themselves), or if it's something the owners do on their own, but it's a nice thing

@sirjofri @neauoire What, like in commercial orchards or in private gardens? Here, people sometimes put out baskets of apples next to their gardens with a sign that says "free apples", but you can't just go in and pick what you like 🙂

@jensu @neauoire in commercial orchards only, afaik. Private gardens would need a sign since they are private.

Well, the commercial orchards are technically also private.

Of course some people also open their gardens or put baskets with fruit out. Many people just can't do that many things with so much fruit. If I had an apple tree, I'd make juice and probably wine, but there would still be much fruit left, which would be just sad if that's not used anymore.

@jensu @neauoire that said, it's quite common to open the gardens for your neighbors if you aren't able to pick the fruit. My mother is currently on vacation and her neighbor watches the garden (watering plants and stuff). They are very welcome to pick the fruit they like. When my mother comes back there will be no fruit left since there are birds and worms that eat all fruits.

@sirjofri @neauoire It's pretty cool that they do that – in my experience, most companies seem to prefer to actively destroy unwanted/unsold products to giving them away for free 😕
And yes, there's so much fruit everywhere in autumn, too bad it can't all be used.

@sirjofri @jensu we have something like it too in Victoria. It's called the Fruit Tree Project, we do it every fall for apples :)

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