Let’s talk about Farmer Blues

Farmers live by the seasons. When summer fades into fall, we roll right into the flow of harvest time, ebbing and flowing through long summer days. When fall brings a crisp, cool air, we welcome the shift after working so hard through the growing season. This time of year, as winter becomes spring, we feel…

how to grow good tomatoes

7 Secrets to Growing Tasty Tomatoes

Before I was growing lavender, I was growing tomatoes with a passion. It’s a skill I learned back in California when I was working on organic farms. Through the years, I’ve learned a few tricks that make a big difference. Planting, pruning, trellising and other techniques go a long way when it comes to growing…

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An exciting weekend with lavender growers of the Great Lakes

Last weekend, I had the honor of attending Great Lakes Lavender Growers’ 3rd Annual Conference as keynote speaker. The conference Diversify Today; Transform Tomorrow was sponsored by Michigan State University and organized by a passionate, excited, friendly and gracious group of lavender growers. The topic of diversification in agriculture made space for great conversations about crop diversity,…