Let me help you get your lavender farm started!
LAVENDER GROWING CONSULT: Starting a lavender farm can be confusing. Where do I begin? Where do I purchase plants? What spacing do I use? I understand how difficult it can be to glean this information. I am a lavender and flower farmer who has spent literally years researching lavender plants, varieties, growing conditions, and more. My background as a former medical transcriptionist I utilized my skills to research extensively medical terms, surgical instruments, very technical procedures/data and drugs. I have now applied those researching skills to researching all things lavender. I started my business from the ground up in 2014. I began as a backyard lavender farmer in the suburbs and now own a property with multiple acres and have hundreds of lavender plants, a cutting garden, and a wildflower sanctuary. I have the abilities and skills to help would-be lavender farmers whether your plan is to be small family farm or a commercial grower.
I can give you information on site planning, plants and varieties best for your growing zone, where to purchase (local to SE Michigan but also some nationwide growers), spacing, harvesting, cutting, pruning, and weed control. I can also give advice on value-added products to make from your lavender harvest. Once you are up and growing if you have additional questions or require additional consults I am more than happy to oblige.
WILDFLOWER MEADOW/POLLINATOR GARDEN CONSULT: Interested in how to plant a wildflower meadow to replace grass or start a conservation area? I can do a consult. We started our pollinator garden in 2017 and it's nationally registered as a Monarch Waystation. I can teach you how. Learn how birds, bees, and butterflies can become attracted to your area. This consult is about 30 minutes. You an add it on to the Lavender Consult OR make it an hour consult and add info on about cutting gardens and raised beds for a full 1 hour consult.
FLORAL DESIGNS ARRANGEMENTS/ DEMONSTRATIONS: I have a very special background in incorporating dried lavender and other dried flowers into wedding and home decor floral designs. I can do a workshop or consult on how-to for creating wreaths, bouquets, and other designs. Great for classes, Lavender or Flower Growing Associations, gardening groups or crafters. Consulting fee is same as regular consultation - per hour. I can travel to your location depending on distance (local to SE Michigan).
My consulting service is 65.00/hour. This can be done in person -SE Michigan. Time begins when I leave my property to help pay for travel time. We also can do a phone consultation. I am happy to send via email materials for you to keep and refer back to as well as part of the phone consult.
To schedule a consult please fill out the form below. No cold calls, as currently my phone is a my personal line. I will get back with after I receive your consultation request to schedule a mutually agreeable time. Please indicate what type of consult you are looking for.
COMING SOON- 2021- Horticulture Therapy Services. I am currently working on a certificate in horticulture therapy. I will be contracting with local agencies and doing some classes on site at my farm.