Lavender farm fun for Chester FHT Local Support Group

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The Chester FHT Local Support Group enjoyed a visit to a lavender farm in Rainford, near St Helens, writes group coordinator Dee Kelsall.

We had a great turnout, with a group of 15, and the weather was glorious.

Attending a lecture, we learned about the growing of the plants, as well as the quality-control methods used at the farm. And we heard the interesting background story of the frankincense that is also distilled on the farm.

After going into the fields and picking lavender, we had the opportunity to take the lavender into the laboratory and watch it being distilled into oil.

In addition, we visited the rescued animals at the farm, had a farmhouse buffet lunch and visited the shop.

We look forward to returning to the farm this year and welcoming new members.


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