Program Thursday, June 9, 2011

Imagine Lavender

What’s New at the Farm?

Patience Diaz from Imagine Lavender will be sharing with us how she came to be raising Lavender, the types

of Lavender she has been growing and how they are now incorporating permaculture practices out at the farm.

Imagine Lavender is a unique lavender farm, nestled in the Sabinal Canyonlands, a magical spot in the Texas Hill Country

near Vanderpool & Lost Maples State Natural Area. The farm has 153 acres of hills, valleys, springs with three acres of lavender

under cultivation. The "cut your own" season runs from April to June, as three different species of lavender bloom throughout those months.

Patience will discuss the installation of a huge herb spiral, raised fertile mounds, vermiculture, composting, newly constructed

natural beehives (Warre hives) and their evaporative public toilet called the eloo! Imagine Lavender farm is owned

and operated by three generations of Patience’ family (her mom still lives nearby). They take great pride in using sustainable

organic practices and honoring the land's natural beauty. Imagine is a charter member of the Texas Lavender Association,

Members’ names A-F, please bring an appetizer (with its recipe!) a bit before 6:30 so we can sample your fare during

our fellowship time. Come ready to have a great time visiting and learning with your Herb Society friends at the lovely

San Antonio Garden Center, located on the corner of Funston and N. New Braunfels.