Reviving Lavender in France
Early in his essential oil journey, Gary traveled to France and gathered seeds from the true lavender plants, brought them home, and planted them on his first farm in Idaho. In the years after his first visit, French farmers began to struggle to preserve their crops against droughts, viruses, and fungus. About 20 years later, at this critical time for French lavender, Gary returned, bringing seeds from the true lavender he had propagated in the United States so many years ago. These seeds grew into the only thriving lavender in Provence, France.