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My New Book is Out!

by Lavender Lori Parr - on Thursday, August 08, 2019
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My book is out! Lavender Farming, Secrets from a Hard Row Hoed will teach you how to farm lavender better than I did – at least better than my first attempt.

Lavender Farming, Secrets from a Hard Row Hoed will teach you how to farm lavender better than I did – at least better than my first attempt.

I got a second chance to start completely anew after 90% of her original crop was killed by one freak cold snap that I calls the Devastation. In the aftermath, I discovered and now implements a host of contingency plans toward more sustainable farming practices; the 'secrets' learned through tough experience. Never having farmed before, I learned it all from the ground up, mostly by trial and error.

Had there been such a book as this available the learning curve would have been easier for me.

In an easy informal style, with her characteristic anecdotes and dry humor, Lavender Lori draws comparisons between her original failed farm and her new state-of-the-art-farm. I share hard-won innovations that sprouted from her actual hands-on field work.

This is an organized, practical instruction manual on how to grow lavender–and what to do with your bountiful harvest. In Lavender Farming, Secrets from a Hard Row Hoed you will find:

  • The #1 reason most people have trouble growing lavender
  • Which varieties are the most reliably hardy in high elevation and cold climates
  • Innovative ideas for extreme winter protection
  • The most efficient way to lay the foundational infrastructure for the enduing life of your crop
  • The appropriate time to harvest in order to maintain a standard of high-quality products
  • What exactly the term "culinary lavender" means alongside recipes

By following the step-by-step guide you will learn how to efficiently and successfully grow your own lavender whether it be by the thousands in a farm setting, a handful in your yard, or one in a pot. I also offers advice on planting, irrigation, the harvest, curing, storing, crafting and cooking with lavender as well as marketing and sharecropping.

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About Lavender Lori Parr

Lavender Lori was recently described by a friend as elegant and rugged. Elegant is a stretch but rugged sums it up.

She never was one to play by society's rules or let anybody tell her what to do. And when others thought her a fool for trying something outside the box of normal reality she did it just to prove to herself that it could be done. She has bucked systems most of her life. Some might call her fiercely independent. She is, without a doubt self reliant and self sufficient and maybe stricken with a light case of LFWS - Lonely Farm Woman Syndrome due to circumstances that led to her sudden uprooting to different living quarters, a 90 mile round trip from her base town of Missoula, Montana.

She is the pioneer for growing a couple types of lavender that were never before tried in Montana, distills her own brand of essential oils and hydrosols, and teaches workshops on various topics.