the lavender way

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"As Rosemary is to the spirit, so Lavender is to the soul." - - Anonymous

this is the lavender way

the lavender way is a certfied organic lavender and olive farm set in the fertile heart of the mediterranean. More than that, the lavender way is a philosophy, the very name the lavender way is itself replete with *meaning and allusion*originally suggested by Marcel Proust's "The Guermantes Way"
the word way in English can mean road and it can mean method or ideology as in Tao and Zen
for us the way means all of these things at once.
. More than both of those the lavender way is a labour of pure, unadulterated, unalloyed love. It is the love that goes into the land and the plants that, we believe, makes our products and especially our essential oils so special.

Planted in concentric circles in the way of the north american indians our crops protect each other. We follow the zen of organic farming promulgated by *Masanobu Fukuoka*...if modern agriculture continues to follow the path it's on now, it's finished.

The food-growing situation may seem to be in good shape today, but that's just an illusion based on the current availability of petroleum fuels.

All the wheat, corn, and other crops that are produced on big American farms may be alive and growing, but they're not products of real nature or real agriculture.
They're manufactured rather than grown. The earth isn't producing those things... petroleum is!

Masanobu Fukuoka, Mother Earth News interview, 1982.
which means no tillage, no pesticides, no herbicides and lots of listening to what the soil, the plants and the oils are telling us and learning from it - a positive, natural feedback cycle.

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the lavender way produces, and offers for sale to discerning customers: essential oils, sachets, spritzers, tea, hand-made wands, and the odd luxury gift and we ship our superior products worldwide.

We occasionally allow visits to the farm itself where, if the season is right, you might be allowed to help harvest a bunch or two of lavender.


NEWS UPDATES -

2013 has been an amazing year for foreign visitors to the farm - we have had visitors from Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Scotland and Leeds to name only a few. One couple, Magda and Hubert from Poland are, like us, trying to grow lavender in inhospitable conditions - follow their beautiful and informative blog - "here". Google translate will help you.

In February 2012 we were granted official organic certification from DIO , You can see our official certificate *here*.

As of December 2012 our lavender tea can be purchased in Xania at "Caravel Spices and Teas".