I love dandelions. I love the way they sprout anywhere. I love their robust cheerfulness, even in the face of angry gardeners who would rather their lawns were orderly and well-manicured. I love their anarchic determination to flourish wherever they find themselves. So I’m really looking forward to this year’s Dandelion Festival in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park.

The festival is a three-day spectacular of live music, performances, talks, workshops and food that’s open to everyone and completely free. At the festival, I’ll be working with my Wind&Bones collaborator, Dr Hannah Stevens, harvesting micro-stories of no more than ninety words about growing, cooking and sharing food. We’ll be asking questions about meals shared, friendships made and broken, the dishses that make people think of home, and lots more.

The Dandelion Festival runs between 17th and 19th of June. Come and say hello!

Image: Botanical illustration of a dandelion. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.