Hillside Lavender Farm – Barn Restoration

The Lavender Shack - Crumbling Foundation and Dilapidated Barn Restoration Project

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Project Description

Hillside Lavender Farm

Our family's quest to find the perfect farm where we could plant lavender and create a homestead will be featured on HGTV episode of "We Bought the Farm", season two, and will air this spring 2017.

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Hillside Lavender is a family run naturally grown lavender farm situated in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Just 4 miles from Hershey, and less than 10 miles from Harrisburg- the capital of Pennsylvania, our 30 acre farm is a hidden gem, protected by the Manada Conservancy. Our farm showcases three different types of lavender planted in rows on five acres.


Who is Amy?

At the age of 21, I became the youngest certified master gardener in my county. As a young adult, I developed a love of lavender when I was in my early 20’s working at a local garden and greenhouse attraction in the Perennial Retail and Production departments. During my first year as a master gardener, I taught, “Meet the Plants” to 4th grade students in local school districts, and maintained the fragrance bed at the Kings Gap Environmental Center. As a young 4th grade teacher, I started a garden club for kids attending the school where I taught and maintained a vermicomposting unit in my classroom. Gardening is in my blood. It brings me joy and satisfaction is a great stress release and accompanies an appreciation to the process of growing and harvesting the lavender we grow on our farm.

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As a wife, mom, daughter, aunt, employee, friend, and student, I am constantly searching for my center. When we bought our farm, I wanted to escape to a place of inspiration. We planted lavender and created a business around it, as an opportunity to provide other women with a center- a place to come to see and touch the lavender, visit the farm animals, be inspired by nature, restore and unwind. We provide pampering products to encourage relaxation, calmness, encouragement, and empowerment to lavender lovers who are juggling the demands of work, life, and busy family schedules.

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In February 2016, after six years of searching for the right place, we bought the farm. The six-acre field on the north side of the property would be the perfect site to till and plant lavender. Having never lived on a farm, this has come with a significant learning curve. I didn’t even have a yard big enough for a vegetable garden, and now we have 30 acres to care for. The second week after moving in, our 32 chicks arrived in the mail. One month later, our two Nubian goats arrived. We planted our 5 acres of lavender in June. It’s been the busiest year of our lives, but it has also been the most rewarding. Visit our Blog to read more about our farm life.

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We provide the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free time together as a family by offering a unique experience to residents and tourists of Southcentral Pennsylvania. We would like to help our customers create a lasting memory by educating and sharing our lavender farm. We focus on the Lavender growing experience, allowing customers the opportunity to learn about the entire life cycle of the plant, and the health, aromatic, and culinary uses of the value-added products derived from the essential oils of the plant. Our plants are hand planted, hand harvested, and protected, to afford the best quality product we can.

I am asking iFundWomen to help me restore the dilapidated barn that we inherited when we purchased our property. I would like to turn this barn into "The Lavender Shack", utilizing the space to transform the eyesore barn with a crumbling foundation into a classroom and gift shop.

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I know that behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back. I cannot express the amount of gratitude and I have in my heart for being granted this opportunity. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my campaign to be able to share this amazing property with the public, and to utilize the barn for classes to offer our community. THANK YOU!

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With BIG LOVE,

Amy

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reduced size barn foundation

All rewards will be mailed the first week in May, 2017.

Summer events are contingent on Zoning Board approval, with our hearing taking place in February 2017.

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03/21/2017
Monetary Contribution with No Reward
$50
03/08/2017
Hillside Lavender Farm Fresh Bundle of Lavender
$20
03/06/2017
Lavender Bath Soaking Salts in Glass Jar
$50
03/04/2017
Monetary Contribution with No Reward
$25
03/03/2017
Monetary Contribution with No Reward
$175
03/03/2017
Monetary Contribution with No Reward
$65
03/03/2017
Monetary Contribution with No Reward
$100
03/03/2017
Hillside Lavender Farm Fresh Bundle of Lavender
$20
03/03/2017
Relaxing lavender cold-processed soap
$25
03/03/2017
Hillside Lavender Farm Fresh Bundle of Lavender
$20
Monetary Contribution with No Reward

Just Because I Care

10 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Hillside Lavender Farm Fresh Bundle of Lavender

Fresh bundle of lavender (Est. Delivery Date will be when flowers are budded or in bloom- June through August 2017)

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5 Supporters
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$25
Relaxing lavender cold-processed soap

Bar of Lavender cold-processed soap- (scents available: lavender sage, lavender vanilla, lavender, lavender mint) . Scent selection information will be gathered at the end of the campaign. Est. delivery date is June 2017

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4 Supporters
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$35
Lavender yoga mat spray

8-ounce lavender yoga mat spray. Stay in down dog forever with this amazing smelling spray. Est. delivery date is June 2017.

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0 Supporters
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$50
Lavender Bath Soaking Salts in Glass Jar

You will not want to get out of the bathtub. Ever. These lavender bath soaking salts are a must-have for any bath lover, shower lover or high-strung person. You'll thank us later.

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2 Supporters
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$150
Love lavender? Want to learn more? Have a Skype Consultation with Amy (30 minutes)

During the month of March you will receive a 30 minute Skype call with me. Donors would be able to ask me anything about choosing varieties of lavender/growing lavender/planting/starting a business/homesteading/livestock/etc.

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1 Supporter
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$300
Locally sourced picnic for four at Hillside Lavender Farm

Treat your family or friends (4 people) to a delicious, locally sourced picnic at our farm in Hummelstown, PA. Need a gift for Mothers Day, a birthday or just an excuse to get out in nature?

10 Left
0 Supporters
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$1,000
Lavender Tea Party for 10

Gather a group of ten to come to our Lavender Farm for a Lavender Tea Party. The event will be locally catered and you guests will leave with many lovely lavender products from our farm.

5 Left
0 Supporters
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$5,000
Hillside Lavender VIP Dream Maker

Hillside Lavender Hoodie, AND (4) Tickets to our Private Grand Opening Party, AND your name or company name displayed inside our renovated barn

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution with No Reward

Just Because I Care

10 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Hillside Lavender Farm Fresh Bundle of Lavender

Fresh bundle of lavender (Est. Delivery Date will be when flowers are budded or in bloom- June through August 2017)

45 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Relaxing lavender cold-processed soap

Bar of Lavender cold-processed soap- (scents available: lavender sage, lavender vanilla, lavender, lavender mint) . Scent selection information will be gathered at the end of the campaign. Est. delivery date is June 2017

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Lavender yoga mat spray

8-ounce lavender yoga mat spray. Stay in down dog forever with this amazing smelling spray. Est. delivery date is June 2017.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Lavender Bath Soaking Salts in Glass Jar

You will not want to get out of the bathtub. Ever. These lavender bath soaking salts are a must-have for any bath lover, shower lover or high-strung person. You'll thank us later.

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
Love lavender? Want to learn more? Have a Skype Consultation with Amy (30 minutes)

During the month of March you will receive a 30 minute Skype call with me. Donors would be able to ask me anything about choosing varieties of lavender/growing lavender/planting/starting a business/homesteading/livestock/etc.

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$300
Locally sourced picnic for four at Hillside Lavender Farm

Treat your family or friends (4 people) to a delicious, locally sourced picnic at our farm in Hummelstown, PA. Need a gift for Mothers Day, a birthday or just an excuse to get out in nature?

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Lavender Tea Party for 10

Gather a group of ten to come to our Lavender Farm for a Lavender Tea Party. The event will be locally catered and you guests will leave with many lovely lavender products from our farm.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Hillside Lavender VIP Dream Maker

Hillside Lavender Hoodie, AND (4) Tickets to our Private Grand Opening Party, AND your name or company name displayed inside our renovated barn

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward