With the aim of re-establishing Harvest as an event on the national calendar, Dandelion brought together community development, horticulture, live music, learning, sustainable thinking and innovative arts practice to support the people of Scotland to sow, grow and share together.
Something different took root
Commissioned by EventScotland and funded by Scottish Government as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, Dandelion was a six-month creative celebration of growing, music and community – rooted in Scotland but with an international outlook, and with sustainability at its heart. During its programme from April to September, 2022, Dandelion events were experienced by over 589,000 people, bringing together community development, horticulture, live music, learning, sustainable thinking, and innovative arts practice.
Driven by the concept of ‘Sow, Grow, Share’ – not just food but ideas, music, knowledge and community, Dandelion took a unique approach to community growing, bringing together artists, makers, scientists, performers and technologists to present events and programmes across Scotland as well as online for everyone everywhere to enjoy.
Sown throughout Dandelion is a commitment to empowering young people, inspiring the artists, activists, scientists and creative producers of the future – and an ambition to re-establish Harvest as a significant annual cultural celebration for us all.
Dandelion culminated in in over 500 events as part of the largest-ever creative celebration of Harvest staged across Scotland.
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Dandelion in the news
Anything grows with new Dandelion project
SRUC is part of an innovative initiative which will see people in Scotland growing, sharing and celebrating food, music and ideas with their communities.
Get growing with SRUC at Dandelion Festival
The first big Dandelion Festival – involving staff and students from SRUC – is being held in Glasgow this weekend.
Tackling the challenge of growing food sustainably
Growing food fairly and sustainably is one of the greatest challenges of our time and sits at the heart of what we do at SRUC, so the chance for us to partner in the largest ‘grow your own’ project ever undertaken in Scotland feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Growing opportunities for SRUC students
SRUC students will be offered paid work opportunities at 12 ‘Unexpected Gardens’ being created all over Scotland as part of the Dandelion creative arts programme.
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