Quarry Hill Talk to Highlight Appleton Lavender Farm
Lorie Costigan, owner of Glendarragh Lavender Farm in Appleton, will describe her family’s efforts to bring “purple to the people” in a talk scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, from 10:30 a.m. - noon at Quarry Hill in Camden. The free program, “For Love of Lavender,” is part of Quarry Hill’s Adventures in Living Well series and is open to adults age 55 and better.
On an 1822 homestead that once housed cattle, poultry, and other livestock, Glendarragh currently produces more than a dozen varieties of the fragrant botanical. Blossoms are harvested and dried to create a range of synthetic-free products, including luxuries for the kitchen and bath.
“In reclaiming the small-scale farming heritage of a Maine homestead we are following in the footsteps of those before us and, at the same time, breaking ground by introducing a new crop to the Pine Tree State,” notes Costigan at www.mainelavender.com.
Registration is required to attend Costigan’s presentation. To sign up, call Quarry Hill at 230-6114.
For information about future Adventures in Living programs, call 230-6114 or visit www.quarryhill.org/news-and-events.