28 April-11 September
Vertical growing, upcycled railway parts and interactive elements will give a new lease of life to the car park of Leven Community Centre, creating a market garden inspired by the planned reopening of the Leven railway line.
Celebrating this development, long hoped for by the community, the garden reimagines the railway in miniature scale. Leven residents have driven the whole concept, a result of a close collaboration between The Leven Programme and its community.
The garden incorporates sensory elements to immerse visitors in a fun, surprising environment, with the concrete surrounds of the car park transformed into a thriving, above ground construction filled with edible plants. Beautiful but functional too, the garden will include a stage and seating area for performances, growing and cooking classes, arts activities, climate and sustainability workshops, intergenerational activities and more. Explore, unwind, socialise, learn new things and help to grow food for the community. This is not your ordinary car park!
The Dandelion project x Mapping Ocean Change-18 June 2022 11am-15pm
Join artist Jennifer Argo, and marine biologists from the University of Strathclyde on a guided walk to the River Leven estuary to collect marine micro-organisms and discuss climate-driven changes to marine and coastal ecosystems. The walk will be followed by a workshop at The Centre to map and explore food-chain and migration connections that bridge marine wildlife between Scotland and the Arctic Ocean, and seasonal changes to local plant life and horticulture due to climate change.
This event is part of Mapping Ocean Change Through Art (MOCA), supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), in partnership with the OnFife Creative Carbon Scotland Climate Beacon, and Dandelion. MOCA is a project led by artist Jennifer Argo and marine biologists Professor Michael Heath and Dr Neil Banas, mapping climate-driven changes to the food chains and migration routes of marine life between Scotland and the Arctic. It is supported by NERC, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde and Creative Carbon Scotland.
Booking is required for this event.
Let’s Build a Planter -22 June 2022
Help to build a train-themed planter from recycled whisky casks for Leven’s train-inspired garden – no experience necessary!
You’ll learn basic construction skills and members of the community while creating this fabulous new feature for the garden.
Please visit Dandelion.Scot for the most up to date information about the events at the garden.
DATES & TIMES
13-31 Jul 2022, 1-31 Aug 2022, 1-11 Sep 2022 Times vary