Lavender in Lippe
Changing the region with lavender – that is the declared aim of our Demeter-certified cultivation project in Petite Provence in Lippe. In our homeland, the beautiful Lippe region, the majority of agricultural land is still farmed conventionally and treated with pesticides. In order to become a leader in alternative agriculture, we started our first trials with lavender cultivation on Lippe land at our former company site in Detmold as early as 2012. The lavender grew so well that we decided to start the first field trial with 50,000 plants in 2014: the birth of Petite Provence in East Westphalia-Lippe.
Just two years later, we were able to harvest our German lavender by hand and extract it in our company’s own water steam distillery. The first test distillation in 2016 then finally shows: the oil from Detmold lavender is of outstanding quality. Some results even surpass those of French lavender. Now, at the latest, it is clear that lavender cultivation on German ground not only works, but also produces healthy and powerful lavender plants.