The Dandelion Project
What is The Dandelion Project?
The Dandelion Project is our way of building community, connecting others, and giving back. Every season, we will release one limited edition product with part of the proceeds going towards a local organization that aligns with our mission to bring people together and honour the environment.
Why “The Dandelion Project”?
While many people see it as a common garden nuisance, the dandelion is a symbol of rebirth, growth, and strength. One of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, the dandelion is a sight for sore eyes to pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hoverflies just coming out of hibernation. Dandelions provide these insects with nectar and pollen to fill their little hungry bellies, and when the dandelion goes to seed, it spreads far and wide.
That’s what we intend to do with The Dandelion Project – spread kindness far and wide.
Summer 2022: "Put the Lime in the Coconut" Bar Soap
Be instantly transported to a hot, sandy beach with a juicy book in one hand and a fruity drink in the other with our limited-edition summer bar soap! Infused with zesty lime and tropical coconut, you'll feel the joy and relief of a warm vacation no matter where you are. Made with nutrient-rich oils and butters, your skin may love it even more! As part of The Dandelion Project, proceeds from every bar will be donated directly to Grow Calgary, Calgary's 100% volunteer-run fresh food bank.
What is Grow Calgary?
Grow Calgary is a community farm in Balzac, AB that grows food for vulnerable populations throughout Calgary and the surrounding area. 100% of all the food grown is donated to local organizations and groups, and it is entirely volunteer run. After six successful years in Calgary, the farm moved to its current location in Balzac in 2020 and added its F.A.R.M (Farm Animal Rescue Mission) to give animal rescues a safe place to live. Along with donating its produce and caring for the animals, Grow Calgary advocates for system-level change to address food insecurity in local communities and provides education on this issue as well as small-scale farm management. Everyone has fundamental rights to access food and shelter and Grow Calgary views local urban agriculture as one feasible response to food access and food dignity.