Known to promote relaxation, improve sleep, and enhance blood circulation, many people associate lavender with soaps and lotions. However, it is also has many culinary purposes -- try, for example, lavender scones or lavender lemonade. The good news is that lavender grows well in gardens throughout the Willamette Valley as long as it has full sun and well-drained soil.
On Tuesday, May 2, Cottage Grove Garden Club welcomes Carol Tannenbuam of McKenzie River Lavender. Carol will talk about the history of lavender cultivation and the history of her farm (located just 10 miles east of Springfield). She'll also share insights in growing, harvesting and maintaining lavender in Oregon, and explore lavender products and their uses.
Carol Tannenbaum moved to Oregon in 1999 to retire on the McKenzie River and fly fish. As an avid gardener for over 30 years she soon realized that their farm consisted of Class I & II Agricultural soil. Her desire to better utilize the soil led to starting McKenzie River Lavender in 2003. Carol has been a member of the Oregon Lavender Association since 2006 and a charter member of US Lavender Growers Association since 2012. The Tannenbaums first opened their farm in July 2009 to visitors during the annual state wide lavender festival.
Please join the Cottage Grove Garden Club on Tuesday, May 2, as we learn about the Allure of Lavender. All guest and visitors welcome. Light refreshments provided.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 216 South 3rd Street (the corner of 3rd and Adams), Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Informal business meeting begins at 6pm, Carol's talk begins a 7pm.