Attending the International Lavender Conference this year was easy… It’s in our own backyard in Sequim, WA. Dr. Tim Upson (from Cambridge University Botanic Gardens), is the theme speaker and has been sharing his knowledge of the many different kinds of lavender in the world. The complexity of this one genus in the Lamiaceae family is amazing. Then, what human beings have been able to figure out to do with it, is equally amazing.
Sarah Bader, from Oregon, brought cases of her new lavender book. We’ll have it for you in our gift shop on Monday. It’s great to talk with so many lavender professionals!
Ann Harmon taught us about making hydrosols as a primary goal rather than a secondary one.
Our old friend, Kathy Gerht, has been inspiring all the cooks in the group. She agreed to come after our new shop opens and teach a cooking class or two – can’t wait!
Curtis Beus, received an award of a purple plaque and a life-time membership in the Sequim Lavender Growers Association.
The newly formed United States Lavender Growers Association gathered many new members at its launch this weekend.
There were a couple of vendors here that you’ll be glad we saw when their products get to our shop.