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Christel Lake Lavender, located northeast of Toronto, is set in peaceful farm country.
Here at OLA we are all very excited to see that the snow has lifted and a new season of purple is just on the horizon. We would like to thank everyone that contributed their ideas and feedback to OLA in preparation for our Annual General Meeting as well as the Strategic Planning Session which took place at the end of February at the University of Guelph.
Here are 10 quick tips on how to use lavender essential oil to infuse a fresh spring breeze right into your home environment! Adding 1-2 drops onto a warm light bulb will immediately infuse your living/working space with the soothing aroma. Place 1-2 drops on the air filter of your vacuum cleaner while vacuuming. For […]
2014 has been a big year for the United States Lavender Growers Association! We celebrated our two year anniversary this past April and currently have over 185 members, which is a 30% increase in the past year.
Lavender is a great springboard for inquiry-based learning. At Lavender-Blu we try to promote lavender via various avenues. One of the key components to our business model is to promote the versatility of lavender by connecting with our community through educational presentations.
Lavender may no longer be in bloom in our gardens but it is in full bloom on the fashion runways! It is one of the hottest colours of this year not only as a fashion accessory, but also for cosmetics! The front cover of the Chatelaine September issue, for example, was bursting with a variety […]
It is official! The Ontario Lavender Association (OLA) has completed a reciprocal membership agreement with the US Lavender Growers Association (USLGA). Without a doubt, the interest in lavender is on the rise in both countries and by exchanging our ideas it will make the lavender industry that much stronger. One of the benefits of a […]
The Ontario Lavender Association is excited to announce its 2013 Photo Contest. Lavender farms and gardens are widespread in Ontario and the perfect place to take the family or a group of friends to enjoy a tour, educational seminars, live entertainment, lavender themed foods and demonstrations. While at the farm, don’t forget to take photos […]
By Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA Recently I had the pleasure, along with a team of lavender enthusiasts, to organize the largest lavender conference ever held in Canada. The Conference was held November 14 and 15, 2012 in Woodstock, Ontario. Over 70 existing and potential growers and industry representatives from across Canada […]
By Anita Buehner Chair, Ontario Lavender Association In this season of celebration and thanksgiving, it is essential to recognize the contribution of two individuals who have been instrumental in both the establishment and success of the Ontario Lavender Association (OLA) – John Kelly, Vice-President of Erie Innovation and Commercialization & Shelley Imbeault, Project Co-ordinator. Erie […]