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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lavender Neo-Farming


Lavender farms are blooming in proximity to cool cities: agrarianism in keeping with urban sensibilities.


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Cassie Doumas of Shelbyville, Kentucky, picks fresh lavender at the Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Lavender Festival, July 11.

Photo: Carolyn Courtney

Another lavender harvest has come and gone in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Photographer Carolyn Courtney, our dear friend, was there this year, in fragrant preparation for a workshop with Keith Carter in Santa Fe.

Carolyn and niece Cassie Doumas stayed at Los Poblanos Inn, a B&B that co-hosts the event. “Much of the food comes from the farm,” Carolyn writes—“small cottages to stay in - very private and beautiful. Peacocks roam the grounds and they sleep up in the trees.” Along with its vegetable garden and lavender fields, Los Poblanos maintains a beautiful lotus pond that captivated Carolyn, too.

 



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