The Lavender Podcast

A podcast that features the beloved flower and herb,…lavender. Your host, Kristen Sandoz of Wayward Winds Lavender, talks with lavender experts and fanatics from the Great Northwest and beyond about anything and everything related to lavender. If you love lavender grab your favorite lavender beverage and listen in on conversations all about lavender with growers, chefs, artists, skin care providers, shop owners, animal lovers, florists, distillers, photographers, wedding planners, and more.  If you love lavender you’ll love The Lavender Podcast.

It has been a long, dreary, and unusual winter here in the Great Northwest. Spring is reluctant to pop out her little sunny head.  So while I wait for gardening weather I’ve been pre-occupying myself with gardening gadgets. 
In this episode of The Lavender Podcast I share some of my favorite must haves for the lavender gardener and a handful of  other items just for fun.
Don’t forget to download the FREE PDF of all 25+ Gardeing Must Haves for the Lavender Lover...that aren’t from Amazon!  Just click on the link or the button to the left.  This PDF gives you links directly to the page where an item can be found.
Wondering what’s next on the Lavender Podcast?
Well, before the busy lavender farming season kicks into full gear I’m hoping to do two more interviews.  One with a lavender photographer and one with a sweet little 2 acre farm in an urban setting.    Then I may go dark for a bit while I entertain guests and harvest lavender at Wayward Winds Lavender Farm during July and August.  But do not fear I’ll be back in the fall with a special project I’m hoping to start.
Thanks for your support and for listening!
Host of The Lavender Podcast
In this episode of The Lavender Podcast I am excited to interview Angelina Octavia who is a self taught painter and teacher who sells her art online and at markets and studios in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  Her preferred mediums are oil, watercolor, and gouache.  Over the past 10 years while she raised her two babies, as she’d take them out on daily walks and grew a new appreciation for wildlife and plants.  It brings her so much joy to share what she has learned about birds and nature through her art.  She teaches lavender watercolor classes in the summer at Wayward Winds Lavender Farm, as well as lessons at wineries, and private one-on-one or group class.  
Visit the show notes at to download Angelina’s FREE PDF of her botanical lavender print card.  It’s pretty enough to frame! 
Connect with Angelina online in the following ways:
***I need to make one correction of information from this episode.  We mention the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show. This festival is always the second full weekend in July and brings together farms, vendors, and artists. Find out more information at Chehalem Cultural Center’s website

Nicole Callen had a dream to “inspire people to use lavender in new ways”.  That’s exactly what she did when her family moved to Tualatin, Oregon from California.  Now she has a reputation as the “lavender cocktail lady”.  Join me as I talk with Nicole about her farm and she shares her inspiring cocktail and mocktail recipes just in time for the New Year.  For all of Nicole’s inspiring recipes follow her on…


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On the way to Yellow Stone Park and Jackson Hole is a new lavender farm called School Bell Flower Farm in southeast Idaho.  Join me as I talk with Amy Allen about her family farm and the plans they have for their 8 acres.  Also, enjoy Amy’s PDF download on how to do a centerpiece for your holiday table using lavender that will easily change with the seasons.  You can find School Bell Flower Farm on the following Socials:

Instagram- schoolbellflowerfarm
Facebook- schoolbellflowerfarm
Tiktok- schoolbellflowerfarm

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