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    Community Farms in South Africa: A Small Miracle

    February 28, 2011

    We recently received this story about community farms from one of our South African distillers and would love to share it with you! We have a very poor community in Bela Bela, who have quite a lot of land available to them because of the size of their tribal boundaries. (Bela Bela is about fours hours drive from Johannesburg, where our offices are.) About one year ago, the community, represented by Mr. Lelaka, decided to allocate some of the land to growing essential oil crops. Mr. Lelaka contacted us last year to ask for funding and education on farming essential oils. They received a small donation from a private bank investment which allowed them to build a small nursery, clear natural land, and put basic irrigation on the land from a river which flows through it. We were able to fund organic geranium plants to help them get started. We also have joined with them to try to find more funding to expand. We have met with them on numerous occasions (at our offices and on their land) to give advice and educate them on how to grow geraniums successfully. We prepared a 21-page presentation for them, to allow them to use the presentation as a marketing tool to try get funding. They were wanting to expand to alternate crops and to clear more land. […]

    Kenya Essential Oil Distiller

    October 18, 2010

    Lubanchem Limited was named after the company's signature product--“Luban”--the Somali word for Frankincense, or the Boswellia species. The company is registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya. From their humble beginnings in 2002, the company now has its own facilities with 12,500 square feet of production area. […]

    Spotlight on Guroo Farms Distillery in India

    July 30, 2010

    Guroo Farms Distillery is a group of certified organic farmers and distillers, with 550 acres of certified organic farm area. They're located in the Tarai area of Uttranchal--one of the most fertile belts in India--in the foothills of the Himalayas. […]

    A Farmer’s Story – Searching for the True Frankincense

    November 16, 2009

    Mark, an essential oil distiller in South Africa, has sent me two kilos of his Frankincense essential oil, distilled from the resins he acquired on his trip. Here is Mark's story, in his words: […]

    Introducing Xanthoxylum and Rhododendron Essential Oils

    August 29, 2008

    Our Nepalese distiller of Xanthoxylum and Rhododendron oils has formed a farmer's cooperative. He's encouraging local and indigenous people to participate in the cultivation and production of medicinal and aromatic plants. […]

    Helichrysum in Corsica

    June 08, 2008

    An inspiring trip to Corsica and France. […]

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