This Weekend: Summer Solstice Lavender Extravaganza

Celebrate summer at an event dedicated to the aromatic purple plant.

Lavender is more than just a fragrance. Scientifically speaking, lavandula is a plant in the mint family and has many varieties that grow all over the world.

But you don’t need to pop to England to find English lavender or fly to France for your French lavender fix. This Sunday, the Good Earth Organic Gardening Center will host a Lavender Extravaganza, which includes lectures on this elegant plant, its many varieties and its uses beyond scenting your favorite soap.

The Good Earth owner, Charles Holscher, says, “We are crazy about it here, we grow eight to ten different varieties. Besides being beautiful, there are other interesting things you can use it for.” 

Not only is lavender good for scenting soaps and perfumes, it can be dried for decoration and even used in cooking (think: lavender sugar). Expand your knowledge of lavender and its many uses at this day-long event, which also celebrates the summer solstice with games of croquet and bocce on the lawn.

The Details: June 21. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free admission. The Good Earth Organic Gardening Center, 1800 Scituate Ave., Cranston, facebook.com.

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