We plant lavender in the mountains of Spanish Andalusia. And are trying to put the local shepherd’s wool back into use. We want villages to remain liveable and products to come from nearby and be sustainable. On Essential.blue we blog about self made nature products, DIY crafts you can make and other sustainable projects.
The need of resilient landscapes
Our land in the Alpujarra mountains had been abandoned for 30 years. Where there is no longer any irrigation, trees and water sources dry up. We try to make our land more resilient. That is more important than ever because of climate change.
Lavender good for people and the bees
Lavender is good for people. It makes you happy and lavender angustfolia is soothing. Lavender is also good for bees. Lavender and wild flowers on our land attract many species of bees that are increasingly being squeezed out elsewhere.
Sheep wool from the local shepherd
We can’t wait to work with the sheep wool from the flock here in the Alpujarras where we live. Because the world imports wool from Australia while wool of good quality just around the corner has fallen into disuse.