ELWOOD, Neb. (KNOP) - Lavender farms in Nebraska aren't very common. But that doesn't stop one local woman from growing the plant for the good of herself and others.
Cyndi Smith grows lavender not only to make products to sell through her company Peace Love and Lavender, but for others to enjoy its presence and healing qualities also. (Source: Madison Clark\KNOP-TV)
Peace Love and Lavender is located a few miles west of Johnson Lake south of Cozad.
Cyndi Smith and her husband started the farm 6 years ago.
The lavender is used to make lotion, soap and herb products. The farm and store is open every weekend through Labor Day.
Smith also says the plant helps people relax and heal.
"I had a bout with breast cancer and we decided that we needed to do what we want before life goes by so quickly..That's what made me think about growing the lavender is because it's a very healing herb and I wanted this to be a healing place for people to come to," said Smith.
Smith added that all of the rain we've received this year hasn't been good for her lavender since the plant is drought tolerant.
But that won't stop her from holding her 4th Annual Lavender Festival this Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.