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Name

Diane Corlett

City

Campbellville

Districts Served
  • D05
  • D06
  • D07
  • D09
  • D11
  • D15
  • D19
Bio

I have a herb and flower farm on over 10 acres North of Campbellville near
Rockwood Ontario. I have lived on and owned farms for the past 35 years ,
always with large flower and vegetable gardens. My current farm total 93
acres and10 acres was planted in flowers and herbs by myself and family
and employees in 2017. Most of my education comes from experience,
attending lectures, speaking with other farmers, organic herb growers,
lavender farmers, reading and university courses as I once was an
agricultural student before I went into veterinary medicine.
My family and I decided we would operate as a pick your own flower and
herb farm for guests and as a place to unwind, meditate, join workshops on
a variety of topics from essential oil distillation, to tea making, uses of some
of the herbs and how to make tinctures and other extractions.
I can speak on a variety of topics including our journey so far, some pitfalls
and how we learned and continue to learn from nature, all documented with
photos . Other topics can be geared to specific plants, discussion on how to
plant or propagate,how they grow, how to harvest and use herbs and or
berry and herbs we have had successes with. We have over 150 varieties
of herbs and flowers so there is a lot of material and great photos I can
share.

Categories
  • Environment
  • Gardening
  • Pollinators
  • Workshop
Speaking List
TOPIC TITLE DESCRIPTION
Environment Putting mother earth first in farming Discussion on how farming /gardening practices can better provide and produce when the earth and her creatures are supported.Photos
Gardening A look at flower and herb farming Flowers and herbs are beautifully grown in huge rows on landscape fabric and how this works. Complete with photos
Pollinators If you plant it, they will come How our farm has supported a massive number of pollinators and how this happened.Complete with photos
Pruning Pruning the woody herb A discussion about how, when and where to prune sage, lavender, mints, elderberry, thyme, winter savory, to name a few. Complete with photos
Workshops how to use some common herbs as “medicine" What plants to use and how to make tinctures and other extraction techniques
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