Fruktsam is a local project aimed at facilitating to Lund citizens the picking up of public fruits by offering a harvest map, a harvest calendar, recipes, newsletters as well as guided tours and picking events. The site is running since September 2013 and is to work with contributions from the community. The project also hosts a study circle.
The edibles in the map are divided into four categories – fruits, nuts, herbs and berries. It’s a useful and fun geographical database for the Lund – and surrounding – communities. The graphical project was to design all the icons representing the different edibles, as well as all the interface elements such as the zoom buttons, the ruler and the layer menu elements.
The beautiful webmap base used by the developer team was this one by Stamen Studio. The coding and database design was done by Luísa Teixeira and Martin Nilsson, experts in geographical information systems. Find out more about this exciting local project and its creators – Teresa Rauscher and Ina Dodd – and also how to pick and prepare the edibles at frutksam.wordpress.com. Fruktsam belongs to the NGO ABC – Aktiva Insatser för människa och miljö (Active contributions for people and the environment) and is sponsored by Region Skåne and Lunds Kommun.