468 schools, 114 Grow Cubes, tonnes of tatties – welcome to the biggest growing experiment Scotland’s ever seen.
APRIL – SEPTEMBER 2022
Schoolchildren across Scotland are taking part in a huge nationwide experiment into how traditional growing methods compare with 21st-century techniques to shape the food production of the future.
We’re gifting more than 100 Dandelion Growing Cubes to schools across Scotland. Each of these small see-through boxes is a miniature indoor farm, equipped with growfelt, seeds and LEDs. And we’re inviting pupils to take control of their Cubes – varying the light, moisture, humidity and nutrients to see what makes their plants grow.
Schoolchildren are also in charge of this summer’s Big Tattie Experiment, our countrywide spud-growing spectacular.
We’ll be posting updates on our site so you can see what’s growing where. And then on Friday 9 September 2022, pupils will share what they’ve grown at hundreds of Harvest celebrations in playgrounds across Scotland – with live music, art, stories and much more.
The Dandelion Schools Growing Initiative is delivered in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, a charity providing education initiatives for children, young people and educators that focus on environmental issues.
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.
Free weekend-long festivals in Glasgow and Inverness bookend the summer with live music, theatre, plant giveaways, workshops, talks, science and arts.
Join us for the oldest new festival in Scotland. On 9 – 11 September, wherever you are, whatever your growing experience, you’re invited to be part of Dandelion Harvest.
Our story begins with our launch film 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.