468 schools, over 100 Grow Cubes, tonnes of tatties – welcome to Scotland's growing experiment.
APRIL – SEPTEMBER 2022
Schoolchildren across Scotland took 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 gifted 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. We invited pupils to take control of their Cubes – varying the light, moisture, humidity and nutrients to see what makes their plants grow.
Schoolchildren were also in charge of the Big Tattie Experiment, our countrywide spud-growing spectacular.
At Harvest, pupils came together to share what they’d 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.
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Cubes of Perpetual Light
Our glowing, growing cubes were seen by 96,000 people on their journey across Scotland.
Two free festivals in Glasgow and Inverness bookended the summer featuring live music, performance, talks, workshops, science and plant giveaways.
Dandelion culminated in in over 500 events as part of the largest-ever creative celebration of Harvest staged across Scotland.
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Our story began 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.
Free for Alls
80,000 free plants were given away by our towering Flower Singer, so that absolutely anyone could give growing a go.