We are very excited to be working in partnership with The Place to create an Unexpected Garden in Alness as part of Dandelion.
Rooted in Scotland, with an international outlook and sustainability at its heart, the Dandelion programme, which has been commissioned by EventScotland and funded via the Scottish Government, follows the arc of the growing season, from April to September 2022, and will culminate in hundreds of Harvest Festivals across Scotland.
Driven by the concept of ‘Sow, Grow, Share’ – not just food but ideas, music, scientific knowledge, and community – Dandelion takes a unique approach to community growing, bringing together artists, makers, scientists, performers and technologists to present events and programmes across Scotland – from its remotest islands to the centres of its great cities – as well as online through films and digital activities.
Our Emerging Creative Producer, Haley Shepherd is working with people in Ross-shire to grow our Unexpected Garden and an exciting creative programme of events which will run all summer so keep an eye out for some exciting news coming soon! We were delighted to welcome Liam Ross to the team as our Musician in Residence. Liam will be leading lots of fantastic activities over the summer at our Unexpected Garden at The Field in Alness – more news on our programme coming very soon.
Below are some pictures from the initial stages of our Unexpected Garden – things are starting to flourish!
Sown throughout Dandelion is a commitment to empowering young people, inspiring the artists, activists, scientists and creative producers of the future, and aiming to re-establish Harvest as a significant annual cultural festival for everyone. To find out more about Dandelion, please click here.