achille lavender farm

by greenwood051 in Skyros

achille lavender farm
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On 8th March 2016 we successfully raised £250 with 1 supporters in 56 days

Lavender farm and herb garden Skyros Island,Greece.

by greenwood051 in Skyros

 Hello friends,I own a property in Skyros,Greece,it has taken me three years to rebuild alone,with the property I own 800 square metres of land.I want to fill the land with lavender plants also oregano.The house is situated at Achille Bay,it is mentioned in the Iliad as Achille set sail for Troy with Odysseus from this actual beach.As my house has two rooms I would like to use one as a farm shop.

Along with basic lavender products like soaps and shower gels I would like to take advantage of the wild herbs growing on the island and incorporate them with sea salt,for example wild fennel,thyme and sage.Also for sale would be organic olive oil and local honey again organic.Add to this various mixes of dukkah the Egyptian spicy starter and I think the shop will be complete.

Lavender is a truly mediterranean plant needing 5 to 6 hours of sunshine per day ,it thrives in dryer rocky soils and requires little water after the first two years of planting,ideal for Skyros.

It can be harvested twice a year and essential oil can be extracted with the aid of a small still,the essential oil is rather expensive and used for many purposes.I hope you will find my project of interest.

Kind regards

Dave Greenwood


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

One packet of spicy dukkah carefully hand made containing roast hazel and almond nuts,cummin seeds,sea salt,cayenne pepper and coriander seeds.And one packet of seasoned sea salt and herbs.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Two packets of spicy dukkah with two packets of sea salt and herbs,an example of which is sea salt,rosemary,dried lemon peel,oregano and freshly ground black pepper.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Two packets of dukkah,two packets of sea salt with herbs and one bottle of organic olive oil.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Three nights accomodation on achille lavender farm,be in at the start and see what happens.Double bedroom with en suite,a five minute walk to Achille beach,and only six kilometres from the village of Skyros.Enjoy the unique experience of staying in a traditional shepherds house .Enjoy the surrounding nature and try a meal from the wood fired oven over a glass of wine! one meal will be included in your first nights stay.

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