It has been three weeks since we stepped out and did something really big! Things have really stepped up for La Caravanna Sacred Plant Medicine, we were delighted to be invited to bring our still to Dig It Community Garden in Royal Oak with the intention of distilling some essential oil and making floral waters.
It was a perfect day and the venue was stunning, the background was lush and full of all kinds of fruit trees, veges and bees. We had to be careful with all of our equipment to make sure that we did not have bees trapped anywhere, they were incredibly interested in what Aleish Hall and I were up to.
The Community Garden was set up by Victoria Barret, hats off to you Victoria for a wonderful venue and a successful event. There were ten people who attended and from the feedback everyone had a fabulous time.
Plants that we worked with were Buddah's Hand and Lemon Verbena, such an honour to be able to work with the Buddah's Hand, I had never seen this citrus tree before, so it was an all new process for distilling it. We were gifted enough essential oil from the fruits to give everyone a small vial to take home, a rich citrus aromatic. The plants botanical name reflects its magic Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis otherwise known as Citron.
Lemon Verbena Aloysia citrodora gifted us a really beautiful hydrosol which filled the venue space with the delicious aroma she has to offer.
All in all it was a fabulous day, everyone was able to take home some goodies including us with fresh produce from the Dig It Community Garden.
Thank you Aleish Hall for coming along and being your usual star filled self and helping make the day the success it was!