Mila Haynos-Owen – Lavender & Textile Artisan
I grow Ontario lavender on a small eco family farm. I create and offer a wide variety of artisanal lavender products.
About the Artist
Mila Haynos-Owen is the owner of Lavender-Blu – an eco lavender garden, hobby farm and artisan lavender studio located in the small hamlet of Seagrave on the shore of Lake Scugog. Since 2007 Lavender-Blu has been hand-crafting value added artisanal lavender products and teaching the public about the multifaceted beauty of lavender via workshops and community-based activities. The mandate of Lavender-Blu is to beautify our community, to create unique hand-made artisan products as well as to educate individuals on the subject of lavender.
Lavender-Blu is dedicated to the pursuit and amplification of happiness through the multifaceted beauty of lavender.
Site #10 with Guest Artists Stephen Rensink & Nina Haynos-Owen
2375 Bank Road, Seagrave, L0C 1G0
In 2011 Lavender-Blu joined the newly founded Ontario Lavender Association (OLA). Mila is an active member on the OLA Board of Directors and is the newsletter editor of their quarterly e-newsletter “The Lavender Buzz”.
Lavender Ontario: http://www.ontariolavenderassociation.org/
Lavender-Blu is also on “The Purple Road” – a travel and info guide that highlights a wide variety of lavender artisan businesses throughout Ontario.
The Purple Road: http://www.thepurpleroad.ca/
Farm & Community
At the end of 2013 Lavender-Blu relocated to its current location – a three acre hobby farm on the shore of Lake Scugog. There are over 40 farm animals, 1,600 plus lavender plants and in collaboration with Hiveshare, eight beehives on the property. The studio is already up and running creating many hand-crafted lavender artisan products.
In the last two years the farm has made great efforts to participate in the community and to develop strong relationships and networks with the artisans in the area. Mila strives to promote and educate on the subject of lavender within the community – many of her educational contributions are on a voluntary basis.
Lavender’s natural healing powers, aroma, flavour and colour have for centuries contributed to the improved quality of life world-wide. Through Lavender-Blu, Mila feels it is her role to communicate this message and broadcast it as ‘loudly’ and widely as possible so that everyone may continue benefiting from one of nature’s most unique and mystical gifts. She hopes to introduce artisanal products of the highest quality, that equally enrich one’s life in the most positive of ways, in the hope of spreading happiness. More importantly, she hopes to communicate her knowledge on the subject in the most comprehensive way, to the greatest benefit of each and every customer and reader interested in lavender.