Who: Open to the Public
What/When: Lavender Festival on the Farm Loop
“The Lavender is blooming for our annual Lavender Festival Sat. & Sun July 13th & 14th, 10-5 at our Lavender Thyme Herb Farm. Come join the fun, meet local artisans demonstrating arts & crafts, enjoy a glass of Lavender Lemonade, select lavender, herbs and perennials for your yard; make a lavender wand, stroll the garden path or shop in the Potter’s shed gift shop for everything lavender for body and soul. Visit our newest addition the “Native American Medicine Wheel Garden*”. Thank You! Taffy Donalson, farmer
Where: Lavender Thyme Herb Farm 503-651-2496 is located at 32530 S Needy Rd, Canby, and is farm stop #24 on the Molalla Country Farm Loop www.molallafarmloop.com and Farm Stop #12 on the Canby Farm Loop www.canbyfarmloop.com.
*To make the Native American Medicine Wheel Garden, Taffy has used plants native to the northwest, arranged around a centered peace pole. The wheel is set up with four quadrants that represent the seasons and life cycles from birth through death. In the design of the wheel, she tried to follow the traditional Native American medicine wheel. Plants traditional to medicine wheel gardens represent include Camas, which is highly valued by Native Americans for food and medicine. “This was a long time dream to put this together. We have been acquiring plants native to our area and they are not easy to find. They are easier to grow because this is their natural habitat,” says Taffy. Visits are invited to bring a small prayer stone or feather they can add to the cairn under the peace pole.