Randalls Island Park Alliance

Cup of Joe, Cup of Lavender

In General Plants, New Ideas and Expansions on July 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

People claim it can:
put you to sleep
calm your nerves
act as an antiseptic
soothe insect bites
flavor culinary dishes
decorate cakes once candied
infuse tea
add fragrance

It is LAVENDER.

By Phyllis Odessey
The lavender on Randall’s is abundant.  Every year we dry as much as we can.  In 2012 we are making lavender sachets.  Aeong Aee Boo of the Horticulture Crew has taught our crew how to make the traditional french lavender sachet.  She says its easy.  I say it’s a lot of work.

Eunyoung Sebazco has come up with a lavender sachet that the kids in The Learning Garden can make in 20 minutes.  We want to share it with you.

Take an ordinary coffee fitler.  Fill the filter with lavender that has been dried.  Pour the lavender seeds into the coffee filer.  Tie it with ribbon.
We used a rubber stamp on the outside of the coffee filter to personalize the sachet  If you have any suggestions or refinements, we would love to hear from you.

contact:  phyllis.odessey@parks.nyc.gov

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