“Lavender Fields of America”
“I am stunned by the beauty of ‘Lavender Fields of America’. I have never held a lovelier book. The photos and writing are powerful and evocative. The book makes me want to go out and be a lavender farmer. What a terrific product.” — James Thayer, novelist
You no longer have to travel to Provence to experience the majesty of lavender fields in full bloom. Hundreds of American farmers have planted fields of lavender from Hawaii to the East Coast. Each distinctive lavender farm is influenced by the farmers who plant them and the land in which they grow.
One might think that lavender fields are quite similar, but the settings, types of plants, and characteristics of the farms vary as much as Americans do. Each farm is a thumbprint, germinating from each farmer’s background, personal style, and point-of view. Yet, the farmers have all gravitated to the beneficial lavender plant, dedicating their lives to its cultivation, and to the production of lavender products. Their lavender products have practical uses: relaxation, pain relief, insect repellant, air freshener, antiseptic, and more.
From harsh winters to draught to rocky soil, these farmers face challenges with the land. They struggle, sometimes fail, and then persevere in planting the right lavender cultivars and perfecting methods of planting and maintenance.
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“LAVENDER FIELDS of AMERICA — A New Crop of American Farmer” looks at the modern, yet ancient, phenomenon of lavender, and the enterprising American farmers who have taken up its call.
Authors Gary and Rebecca Rosenberg, owners of Sonoma Lavender, researched more than 250 lavender farms and selected the premier fields to present in this gallery-quality coffee table book.
Learn about the farms and why this new crop of American farmer decided to grow lavender.