Flower Salad

Exhibition

By:aspra mente
Intervention
Title:
Flower Salad
Material:
earth, wild plants
Size:
ambiental
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Flower Salad

Flower SaladEadible flowersFlower Salad is a horti-coltural intervention in a public garden space. A flowerbed of edible seasonal plants, it is composed of species that are widespread throughout the Mediterranean area. The project suggests an alternative line to the planning of public green areas, placing attention on the integration of autochthonous species and interaction with citizens.It is an action of "Guerrilla Gardening" which intends to reevaluate the traditional flowers used in both culinary and herbalistic preparations. Edible flowers represent a fundamental aspect of the culture of the taste. Their aromas, colours and flavours provide the possibility of attributing new value to urban flowerbeds. Flower Salad bears a feature of marked seasonality, due to both the species used and their blossom periods (only a few of the species are perennial). The flowerbed has a life cycle of approximately three mounths.Flower Salad, while referencing the aesthetics of gardening, is producted throught the participation of the public, which is turn invited to interact with the flowerbed in order to acquire a more aware attitude with respect to communal resources. This interaction is prompted through visual communication: a logo expressing edibility and various aids guding the use.A website will collect advice on taking care of the flowerbed and suggestions regarding the possible uses of the flowers. Blog

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