The Office of Sustainability at Berea College hosted its 2nd annual Dandelion Festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The festival, located on Fairchild Lawn on Berea’s campus, featured numerous activities including: over 20 theme-related festival booths, live music, local food, face painting, lawn games and a dinner served by Berea College Dining Services. The event was open to everyone—Berea College and the community at large.
The Dandelion Festival serves as a way to help community members understand the importance of native weeds, such as the dandelion, and their role in the local ecosystems. The Festival also provides information on how to sustainably manage your lawn using organic best practices.