Folks who suffer from hay fever and pollen allergies may rue the day that the dandelion was introduced to Minnesota, but when Harriet Godfrey planted the first seeds in St. Anthony Falls her intentions were surely good. After all the dandelion, sometimes referred to as the "teeth of the lion," is probably the most charming weed in our state. During Sunday's Dandelion Day, which marks the seasonal opening of the Ard Godrey House, folks will be invited to celebrate the loveable lawn killer with lessons on how to make crowns, bracelets, and necklaces from the plant just like the Godfrey children used to create. Kids will also be invited to have dandelions painted on their faces or temporarily tattooed on their arms. Costumed characters will invite guests to take a tour of the building, and folks will be able to take home recipes for coffee, wine, salads, and other dishes that incorporate the dandelion as well. (Photo by Sara Bjork)
Sun., May 20, 1-4 p.m., 2012
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