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Sweet Violets are Edible!

Restaurants and institutional food providers can often find nooks in which to convert landscaping into herb gardens, etc. -- think flowers!

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edible landscaping and greenscaping for restaurants and institutional food service Holidays always make me think of delectable foods. And as we look at sustainable landscaping, one concept is to turn more of our for-looks-only landscaping into useful purposes. Edible plants are a no-brainer -- for the right locations, of course.

Restaurants and institutional food providers can often find nooks in which to convert landscaping into herb gardens, etc. to provide at least a little productivity in their locality. And today's solution makes landscaping both beautiful and productive -- violets!

Sweet violet flowers are as beautiful as they are edible.

Sweet violets, violas, and pansies are annual or perennial flowers that are mostly grown for their beauty. The flowers and leaves are edible and can be used in a variety of dishes — not just for a garnish or to top a salad. Sweet violets (Viola odorata) can be candied or used in violet tea, violet cake, and violet syrup. While commonly added to salads, you can also use violet flowers to make vinegars, butters, spreads, and jellies.

Learning together, accepting new worldviews of sustainability and sharing our successes are great ways to spur the green movement forward. Think about putting little signs in your herb garden that talks about green concepts such as: edible flowers; runoff prevention; organic strategies; and composting.

And in the meantime...enjoy adding some violets, violas and pansies to your dishes for a unique and sustainable accent!

Learn more about Edible Landscaping at the National Gardening Association.

Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
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