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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lavender in the Arizona Mountains...

It doesn't seem like the words "lavender" and "Arizona" should go together in the same sentence - yet Arizona has one of the largest lavender farms in the Western hemisphere, rivaling those lavender fields in Provence, France!  Red Rock Ranch and Farm is located at an elevation of 6,100 feet in the White Mountains of Arizona, a couple of hours drive from where I live here in Sedona.  Sedona itself is located at an elevation of 4,500 feet - not the "traditional" low desert landscape often associated with Arizona and found in the southern part of the state in Phoenix.

Red Rock Farm states that they have over 45,000 lavender plants on a 130 acre ranch.  Between June 24 and July 3, Red Rock Farm is holding its 7th Annual Lavender Festival.  Throughout the lavender festival it is possible to tour the farm, see lavender oil distilled and see culinary demonstrations with lavender too.  It is something which is already scheduled on my calendar, so watch out for my thoughts and review of our trip there some time in July!  I am sure I will come away with some more knowledge, thoughts and inspiration in how to use lavender, particularly in relation to aromatherapy....  :)

For more information on lavender:

The Lavender Essential Oils

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