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Sunday, October 27, 2013

We're Back!

After a much needed break after the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, planting, harvesting, distilling, pruning and getting the farm ready for the winter. I now have some time to post what we have been up to.

Yes, we have another field of lavender started.   400 Grosso plants with grass planted between the rows was planted east of the rest of our lavender fields and was developed for a future project. 

Meet Cora!  Cora is a senior from a local high school. Her senior project is to shadow a entrepreneur through their normal work day and write a report on her experience.  I think we are both learning something about ourselves.  She has been a BIG help!

Much to our surprise we have lavender to harvest in October.  Our Buena Vista bloomed for a second time late into October.

In September we held our volunteer appreciation dinner.
We are blessed to have such supportive old and new friends.

October brought us to the United State Lavender Growers Association conference in Richmond, Virginia. This 3 day event focused on the use of lavender essential oil with expert Dr. Robert Tisserand, the current research in the lavender industry with Dr. Curtis Swift and  Dr. Sean Westerveld and agritourism, success stories and so much more.  
I was asked to sit on a "Farmers Insight Panel".  Taking questions and giving answers to what works in our part of the country in growing lavender.  It was great to make connections and disgust our own issues with growers from across the United States.  We will be participating in a number of studies to better produce a healthy lavender plant and to develop a quality lavender essential oil. 

With a over night stay in Washington DC we are back home waiting for the snow to fly....Ugh!

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