There is a special farm in Sonoma County, California that receives visitors from all around the world. When visiting the Wine Country, many make a stop at the Lavender Bee Farm, an all natural, organic farm where owners Rich and JoAnn Wallenstein tend their crop of lavender, their orchard and vegetable garden, and their fifty bee colonies. This farm is a magical spot, and I had the privilege of a private tour over the weekend.
The farm is planted with four kinds of lavender: Grosso, Spanish, Provence, and English. The word lavender comes from the Latin word “lavare”, and means “to wash.” One cannot help but feel cleansed walking among the fields of lavender at the Lavender Bee Farm. Read the rest of this entry »