Berea College Hosts 2nd Annual Dandelion Festival

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.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.