started Lavender Wind Farm in 2000 when she planted her first 400 plants. Now,
15 years later, the farm has almost 6 acres in cultivation, growing 9 different
varieties of lavender. Visitors come to the farm all summer long to wander the
purple fields, watch the harvesting and distilling of lavender essential oil,
picnic, and pick their own lavender. She was a Founding Board Member of the
United States Lavender Growers Association, and has is currently serving on the
Board of Supervisors of the Whidbey Conservation District.
taught lavender 101 classes at the Master Gardeners Workshop and given talks to
many of Whidbey’s Garden Clubs. She created and manages the Lavender Wind
website, and social media pages. She has been distilling lavender for more than
12 years, and has just increased her collection of stills with a new 150 liter
copper one and a small lab still.
to starting and running the farm, Sarah created a manufacturing and retail
facility in a charming 1916 bungalow that has been remodeled to suit the
purpose. After 12 years of growing lavender and welcoming visitors to her farm,
she needed more privacy, so she started planning for the move. Now, three years
after the first thought, the new shop is busy with locals and tourists.
August 29, Saturday ~ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm “Loving Lavender”