Finger Lakes Lavender 2015 Schedule/Activities

Festival Hours:  
Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Free Admission and Parking

Saturday, July 11th

·9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Cut-your-own lavender ($5/ bunch)
Our expert volunteers will demonstrate how and where to cut your own bouquet.

·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Artists and Crafters will be offering unique products from handcrafted jewelry,  handmade wooden bowl, pottery, artistic landscapes, baskets and so much more.  Shop Lockwood Lavender Farm's, Lavender Market offering all-natural lavender and honey products.



·10:00 a.m.  Chef, Austin Johnson from the historic 1899 Kreb's Restaurant a popular landmark in Skaneateles will join us this year.  He will demonstrate a creation on his dessert menu, Lime curd and lavender panna cotta with strawberry granita and lavender dusted tapioca chip.


We are extremely happy to welcome to Austin to the Skaneateles area and Lockwood Lavender Farm.  His resume includes the highly acclaimed restaurant The Nomad in NYC (3 stars NY Times, and 1 star Michelin, and is rated the 68th best restaurant in the world) and previously cooked at legendary Eleven Madison Park (5th best restaurant in the world, 3 stars Michelin, 4 stars NY Times).

·11:00 a.m. Matthew Rice from Finger Lake Forge will share skills of his craftmanship.


Matthew's journey towards becoming a successful farrier and blacksmith began with an apprenticeship when he was just 16 years old. He apprenticed for three years, building a solid foundation of skill and knowledge in the art of farriers and blacksmithing. Then in the spring of 2011, he attended  Heartland Horseshoeing School, one of the very best schools for farriers in the country where heI received 16 weeks of formal training and classwork in the trade. Directly after graduating, he founded Finger Lakes Forge and certified exam through the American Farriers Association.   He works at the anvil in his shop, forging out traditional and more modern blacksmithing pieces and shoe horses thoughout the local area.

·12:00 p.m. Master Gardener, Gail Baker from Cornell Cooperative Extension 

Will present:  Beyond Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
What is an herb? An herb is defined as any plant having a fleshy stem that dies back at the end of the growing season!

·1:00 p.m. Lavender - The Nose Knows


Presented by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen and Gary Lockwood
Nose Training:  Capture the unique difference between lavender essential oil.  Not all lavender varieties smell alike.  This workshop is a great opportunity to understand the components of the cultivars.

 ·2:00 p.m.  Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owners, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood and Gary Lockwood


·3:00 p.m.  Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a Wool Spinning Demonstration by Marilee Williams.



Sunday, July 12th

·9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Cut-your-own lavender ($5/ bunch)
Our expert volunteers will demonstrate how and where to cut your own bouquet.


·9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Artists and Crafters will be offering unique products from handcrafted jewelry, handmade wooden bowl, pottery, artistic landscapes, baskets and so much more.  Shop Lockwood Lavender Farm, Lavender Market offering all-natural lavender and honey products.


·12:00 a.m.  Meet Dr. Sara Robinson DMV, Vet from Bright Sky Vet Acupuncture. In this presentation, Dr. Robinson will discuss the history of veterinary acupuncture, its anatomic basis, and the location of  points on the twelve regular channels.  She will then focus upon the many conditions acupuncture can treat in animals, as sole therapy, or in conjunction with Western treatments. 
Dr. Sara W. Robinson is a 1999 graduate of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, who is also certified to practice acupuncture by the prestigious Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida.  She sees her training in Eastern medicine as a complement to her knowledge of Western medicine. 
She is proud to offer her professional services to feline and canine patients at her office in an historic building in downtown Ithaca.  Having returned to the Chi Institute this winter and spring for further training, in equine acupuncture, she is pleased to now offer her services for horses.  When not at work, Dr. Robinson enjoys riding her 29-year-old (still jumping!) Connemara pony hunter, Hideaway’s Irish Eyes, and spending time with her three toy breed dogs, and one cat, named Gigi.

·1:00 p.m. Lavender - The Nose Knows

Presented by Lockwood Lavender Farm owner, Karen and Gary Lockwood
Nose Training:  Capture the unique difference between lavender essential oil.  Not all lavender varieties smell alike.  This workshop is a great opportunity to understand the components of the cultivars. 

·2:00 p.m. Lavender Oil Distilling Demonstration by Lockwood Lavender Farm owners, Karen Wheeler-Lockwood and Gary Lockwood

·3:00 p.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Lavender Farm followed by a Wool Spinning Demonstration by Marilee Williams.

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