GreenScaped Buildings Builds an Edible Wall for New Seasons 52 Restaurant in Santa Monica
San Diego & Santa Monica, CA. (February 25, 2013) —Is it possible to “Order Off the Wall?” at Seasons 52? If you would like fresh herbs and spices….the answer is YES!!!
Edible Wall pioneer, Jim Mumford GRP, CLP, has created an edible masterpiece at the new Seasons 52 restaurant in Santa Monica, California. Mumford and his team installed a special Chef’s garden built on a wall to provide the freshest herbs for their specialty menu items, each of which is no more than 475 calories.
“Imagine freshly cut mint for your Mojito….or just-harvested rosemary for your entrée…. that’s what we provided in creating these edible walls for Seasons 52,” says GreenScaped Buildings owner Jim Mumford.
Inside the entrance and near the private Chef’s Table is a glass-enclosed 140-plant Herb Garden with its own cooling system, temperature control, water filtration system and 600-watt LED grow lights. Throughout the day, chefs are encouraged to clip herbs for their fresh-from-the-market inspired menu. Even a frame over the Chef’s Table contains “Spiced Artwork,” aromatic herbs and spices built directly into the frame.
The wraparound patio overlooks Santa Monica Boulevard and thanks to a variety of plants in long planters and the showpiece Living Wall, noise is minimized and the scent of herbs can be enjoyed while guests enjoy beverages and socializing outdoors. The 112-square foot Living Wall features 36 modules containing a combination of greenery including Moneywort, Asian Jasmine, Mondo grass and Lemon Button Ferns.
“We are so excited to be a part of the Seasons 52 dining experience. We are as committed to healthy lifestyles and using fresh, local products as the management and staff at Seasons 52,” says Mumford.
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About Seasons 52 Restaurant
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance. Seasons 52 Santa Monica is located at Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste. 4528, Los Angeles, CA 90067, website: www.seasons52.com.
About GreenScaped Buildings
A member of the Good Earth Family of Companies, GreenScaped Buildings is the Southern California leader in consulting, design, installation and maintenance of green roofs, living walls and rainwater harvesting systems. Our projects reduce energy costs, mitigate stormwater runoff, and create biodiversity, and add beauty to the built environment. Our services combined with our passion for low impact development, sustainability, and plants allow us to improve the built environment for our clients, friends, and neighbors. GreenScaped Buildings is located at 7922 Armour Street, San Diego, CA, 92111, (858) 430-0575. www.GreenScapedBuildings.com.
You can read about Jim Mumford's Skyscraper farms and edible walls - Living Architecture Sky Garden Blog post about his presentation on TEDxYouth@SanDiego - if he gets 14,000 views it will show to an international audience!