Dandelion is a six-month creative celebration of growing, music and community – rooted in Scotland but with an international outlook, and with sustainability at its heart. Dandelion follows the arc of the growing season, from April to September 2022 – culminating with hundreds of Harvest events across Scotland.
You can found out more at https://dandelion.scot
BEMIS and Dandelion Harvest Festival Fund Events
This partnership between BEMIS and Dandelion was developed to support and celebrate community groups and organisations who want to start growing their own food across Scotland, and to create opportunities for diverse communities across Scotland to take part in the Dandelion Harvest Festivals in September.
The successfully funded groups from this fund are below. Details for individual events will be added in due course.
|Friday 09 September 12:00
|Crookston Community Group
|TIFFIN 1005 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G52 1EQ
|As we have made the Pagolas, we put the garden planters under and around Pagolas which is planned at the festival to invite a number of people like families and individual to participate to celebrate and showcase what we have grown, and prompt and upkeep the garden and vegetables that we have grown.
|Friday 09 September 14:00-16:30
|Women In Action
|Calabash, 57 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3RB
|We’ve been growing our own herbs and plans in the space we have at home these last few weeks and we are excited to share the experience!
|Friday 09 September 14:00-17:00
|Stronsay Development Trust
|Stronsay School/Community Greenhouse
|The Up the Garden Path team will have some tasty treats for you to sample made from the fruit they have grown along with local produce. A display of our nature arts summer programme, pop up exhibition from local artists and music from Stronsay School pupils.
|Friday 09 September 15:00
|Milan Senior Welfare Organisation
|411 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7JJ
|Milan service users will be celebrating Harvest Festival event (known as Lori in Punjabi), with folk Indian/Pakistani music, along with dancing and a chance for staff, volunteers, and service users to dress in traditional attire. We will be enjoying a traditional meal, cooked from vegetables that we have grown.
|Friday 09 September 16:00-19:00
|Eat, Sleep, Ride CIC
|Lamberton Quarry Farm, TD15 1XB
|We are hosting a festival to celebrate community and growing in the UK, and the efforts of our volunteers and our local school children. With live music, a bonfire, story telling, fresh grown home cooked food and baking.
|Friday 09 September
|High Life Highland
|Caol Youth Club, Caol, Fort William, PH33 7DP
|Saturday 10 September 10:00-13:00
|Rainbow Muslim Women’s Group
|Jupiter Urban Wildlife Center, Grangemouth, FK3 8LH
|The aim of this festival is to celebrate growing and preparing food, music, and culture and to bring people together. It is a free event in which there is something for everyone. We have arranged Arabic dabka dance, Scottish dance, songs, stories about experiences of growing, games, and crafting sessions for kids. In the end, ethnic food will be served.
|Saturday 10 September 11:00-14:00
|Fersands Fountain Community Project
|Woodside Community Garden, Ferrier Gardens, Aberdeen, AB24 2QD
|We’re throwing a Harvest Festival to celebrate our Community Garden (located behind Ferrier Gardens) and would love you all to join us!! Everyone can bring a dish make up of a home grown vegetables and fruits to be part of this harvest festival. There will be music, games, face painting glitter tattoos, tombola bake sales and fun activities for the kids! We’ll have free food and drinks and you could even treat yourself to some fresh veggies from the garden!
|Saturday 10 September 11:00-14:00
|Spike Wheat Scots
|Eglinton Country Park, Irvine, KA12 8TA
|A small party with music, and cooking the vegetables we planted.
|Saturday 10 September 12:00-15:00
|The Pyramid – WIN
|The Pyramid, 759 Agyle St, Glasgow G3 8DS
|Saturday 10 September 12:30
|The Rockfield Centre
|The Rockfield Centre, Rockfield Brae, Oban, PA34 5DQ
|The Rockfield Centre are hosting a cultural exchange harvest festival lunch to welcome the Ukrainian families who have recently moved to Oban and thank our garden volunteers and community groups who have been involved in the Dandelion project. It will be a cultural exchange event, serving traditional Ukrainian dishes, alongside Scottish dishes, with foods from our garden and live Gaelic music.
|Saturday 10 September 13:00-15:00
|Uigshader Living Forest Project
|Uigshader Woodland, IV51 9LW, near Portree
|We would love to welcome you to Uigshader woodland for the afternoon of the 10th of September. Join us for a wee cuppa tea, a bite to eat (freshly prepared from our garden) and a blether to find out more about our project whilst enjoying some tunes from the ceilidh duo Jigamortis.
|Saturday 10 September 14:00
|Stepps Playing Fields, 10 Avenue End Road, G33 6ND
|Multicultural football tournament and harvest celebration
|Saturday 10 September 16:00-19:00
|Balfour Centre, Balfour Cresent, Stirling, FK7 8DS
|The Harvest celebration, bread baking and bread sharing. Wonderful Family day to celebrate life, togetherness, and Mother Nature!
The project reflects on the familiarity, of welcome, of openness, as well as a gesture signifying peace and friendship.
There will be free mental health wellbeing clinic run by HSTAR’s well skilled and supportive therapists and service providers.
We will be sharing a bread with all guests and listen to speeches about the role of bread in many places across the world.
We will be having stalls with delicious, healthy and home made food full of taste and hints from many countries at very attractive prices.
Kids are very welcome, special attractions will wait form them: free face painting, free henna tattoo, free bouncing castle, free herbs seeding, free art creativity session.
|Saturday 10 September 16:00-18:00
|Blythswood Hall, 360 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 4JP
|Dance and Music based on Harvesting
|Saturday 10 September 18:00-20:00
|Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association
|DGMA, Old Debenhams Building, 179-185 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2QT
|We planned a harvest party on 10th of September 6pm-8pm, so please join us on this date. We have planted some chillies🌶, courgettes, tomatoes 🍅, aubergines 🍆, pak Choi , green peppers 🫑, cucumbers 🥒, lettuce 🥬 , strawberries 🍓, peas, carrots 🥕, and many more herbs…
|Saturday 10 September 18:00-22:00
|LGBT Unity Glasgow
|Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD
|We harvest what we grow that we will celebrate with music, foods, and drinks
|Sunday 11 September 13:00-16:00
|Turkish Culture & Heritage C.I.C
|Turkish Culture and Heritage, East Kilbride Technology Park, 55 Nasmyth Avenue, East Kilbride, Glasgow, G75 0QR
|We will be celebrating end of our harvesting project with a lunch time party with our members and our invited guests with the examples of our own produce with Anatolian recipes.
|Sunday 11 September 14:00-20:00
|International Women’s Group
|Royston Community Hub, 174 Roystonhill, Glasgow, G21 2LG
|IWG will hold an event in September which will be open to everyone, to come together and see what they have managed to grow as a community. It will be a celebration where the women can share stories of their experience and what they learned throughout the project. Food will be provided, multiculture music and dance performances as well.
|Sunday 11 September
|Tidy Clean and Green
|Burnside Terrace, Camelon, Falkirk, FK1 4EF
|Sunday 11 September
|Kinning Park Complex
|Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA