SaddleBrooke Nature Club learns about “Life Under the Oaks”

Dan Chase

Nestled in 100-year old oaks along the Cherry Valley Wash in Oracle, Arizona, is the Life Under the Oaks lavender farm. Due to a unique combination of high elevation, arid climate and sunshine, lavender flourishes and produces high quality essential oils needed for lotions, culinary accents and medicinal holistic remedies.

The benefits derived from using the lavender plant has been known for centuries. At the June meeting of the SaddleBrooke Nature Club, speaker Carolyn Blair shared how she and her family, husband John and daughters Rachel and Amelia, fulfilled the bucket list dream of owning and operating a lavender farm. Carolyn presented what they had to do to acquire just the right location enabling the plants to produce essential oils at peak performance. That location was Oracle.

Following the presentation, Carolyn invited members to take a short tour of the farm on June 15, 2019, to learn how the fields were planted and, of course, stock up on lavender products for sale at the farm gift shop. Carolyn is also a gifted artist, and she displays and sells original paintings in the store.

Carolyn says we truly enjoy opening the farm to people for public and private events. Our services include public lavender events to private occasions such as birthdays, teas, bridal showers, etc. We love sharing our love of nature, simple farm life and art with others. At Life Under the Oaks Farm, friends and family of all ages can come and meet our animal’s family, create art, play under the oaks and just relax and enjoy the magic of our picturesque farm.

The next SaddleBrooke Nature Club meeting will be on October 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., in the ballroom of MountainView Country Club.