Season’s Greetings for 2020! All the team at the Dorset Lavender Farm Project hope that everyone has had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.We had a successful wreath-making fundraiser at Portman Hall in Shillingstone, where people paid to be provided with cheerful, comfortable surroundings with Christmas music playing in which to make wreaths […]
This month at the Dorset Lavender Farm Project we have been letting our Lavender harvest dry to be able to collect the grains. We’ve used the grains in our Lavender Bags for our next events, or selling to people wishing to do their own craft projects with them. We’ve been also collecting Lavender Seeds to […]
Since the spring we’ve had two large batches of lavender plug plants come in which we’ve potted up and begun to integrate into our main stock for sale, including a new variety for us, Little Lady, a smaller growing lavender. The weather has been hard for our little plug plants; the heat has made watering […]
At the Dorset Lavender Farm Project this month we’ve been doing a stock take of our lavender and reviewing the varieties we have in our barnyard. Once the 480 new plug plants were delivered our volunteers were hard at work selecting pots from storage that were suitable for the plants, and mixing the compost to […]
March marked the arrival of Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday or Mardy Tuesday to some, the festival of Mardi Gras to others. Pancake day was celebrated at the Dorset Lavender Farm Project with our community of volunteers. One string to the Dorset Lavender Farm Project’s bow that it is run as a Care Farm that supports […]
February has sprung the Dorset Lavender Farm Project from Winter into Spring. We have had 2 more successful Arts and Crafts Workshops. The first involved using fabric paints and pens to decorate material that participants had brought from home, or bags created during the workshop. Sarah, who leads the workshops, brought patterns for inspiration or […]
January has proved to be a great start for the Dorset Lavender Farm Project. Sarah, our volunteer with a definite artistic streak, has started her Creative Arts Workshops with a morning of making Tree of Life Dreamcatchers where fun was had by all. For a donation, members of the public could choose a wool from […]
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