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Dandelion isn’t just about getting your hands dirty. We’re also encouraging you and your pupils to get creative – making music, tying knots and even making your own menu inspired by what you’ve grown…

The School Is the Menu

A free PDF created by food innovator, Simon Preston that invites your school to celebrate its character by creating a signature dish inspired by the school and everyone in it.

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The Last Sheaf

The Last Sheaf considers the traditional custom of the last sheaf – the final part of the crop to be cut each year. This was often crafted into a corn doll or Hairst knot, which was kept in the home until the beginning of the production cycle the following year. It represented nature, good luck and a link between the old and the new, and it almost certainly has ancient origins. Elaine Lindsay from Something Corny shows you how to make a Hairst knot, or Harvest knot with our free PDF and instruction video.

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Dandelion Music

Dandelion Music is a series of free PDFs with sheet music, lyrics (in Scots and Gaelic), videos and audio files for songs celebrating tatties, growing and harvest.

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Dig Where You Stand!

These free resources introduce some of the cultural traditions, folklore, customs and crafts associated with the growing year and harvest in Scotland. Learn how to become a citizen fieldworker, discover Scotland’s local food stories, explore the cycle of the seasons and reflect on how mutual aid can help to sustain and develop our communities.

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