Our story begins in April 2022 – not in the city, a town or even a farm, but on a tiny island in the very far north-west of Scotland.
77 years ago, Peter and Flora Morrison hatched a plan to resettle Heisgeir, a rugged, remote and unusually fertile island in the Outer Hebrides. The Morrisons' experiment in sustainable living lasted four years, which they remembered as the happiest days of their lives. And now their grandson Pàdruig Morrison – crofter, musician and member of the Dandelion team – returns to Heisgeir: planting, cultivating and bedding in the first of Dandelion’s Cubes of Perpetual Light – a beautiful miniature vertical farm, just a metre cubed but capable of mighty growth.
The Cube has now made its journey with Pàdruig back to the mainland – to be joined by hundreds of others, to make their way around the nation. Watch the launch of Dandelion 2022 in the film above, and follow our Cubes of Perpetual Light as they begin their journey from Heisgeir to the mainland and unexpected locations across Scotland…
Watch our film below.
Free weekend-long festivals in Glasgow and Inverness bookend the summer with live music, theatre, plant giveaways, workshops, talks, science and arts.
Absolutely everyone can give growing a go this year – free plants will be bestowed by our towering Flower Singer on a tour of Scotland
Vertical farms and experiments on the move – discover our glowing growing Cubes as they travel across Scotland.
Floating farms, vegetable verges and carpark carrots – Dandelion’s Unexpected Gardens are sprouting all over Scotland.
In car parks and in playgrounds, on streets and in squares, this is a Harvest celebration unlike any other.