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.

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:

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