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Marina Sawyer

Appalachian Botanical Co.

www.appalachianbotanical.com

Appalachian Botanical Co. (ABCo) Chief Technical Officer Marina Sawyer oversees farm, laboratory, distillation and manufacturing operations. An experienced industrial chemist, Marina was the original architect of the lavender technical demonstration project in Hernshaw, WV, that paved the way for ABCo’s commercial operation.

Marina is speaking in Pennsylvania.

Workshops

Check It Out!

Growing, Using and Enjoying Lavender Q&A

Come meet Jocelyn Sheppard and Marina Sawyer of Appalachian Botanical Company, and Janice Cox, author of Beautiful Lavender, and bring your questions about how to grow, use, and enjoy lavender in this informative and interactive lunchtime session. (Please bring your own lunch, lavender lemonade will be served.)
Sustainable Agriculture

Speaking At:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 1:00-1:30 p.m., Natural Health Stage

From Plain to Purple: Lavender farming on reclaimed coal mine land

Appalachian Botanical Co. (ABCo) grows lavender and raises bees on reclaimed coal mine land in Boone County, West Virginia. Jocelyn Sheppard and Marina Sawyer will talk about how ABCo started, the challenges they’ve faced, and the opportunities they’re creating for both the company and for local and regional small businesses.
Sustainable Agriculture

Speaking At:

Pennsylvania, Friday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Sustainable Agriculture Stage
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