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In this episode, Belinda interviews Terry and Windy Mack, the proud owners of Bella Lavande's lavender farm located in Stockbridge, Michigan. This marks the first time the show is being filmed on location! The lavender is currently ready to be harvested, and Terry and Windy share their journey of growing lavender on their 40-acre farm. They talk about attending an online course on lavender farming offered by Michigan State University, which allowed them to learn from experienced farmers and gradually obtain a certificate in lavender farming.

They discuss the importance of writing a business plan, which helps Terry and Windy think through the challenges and dislikes of lavender farming, including the notorious task of weeding. They emphasize the commitment necessary for starting and running a successful business, which takes time and dedication.

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Key Learnings :
[00:05:34] COVID trip led to the inspiration for the lavender business.
[00:08:33] Bought seeds, grew big plants, proved husband wrong.
[00:10:57] Tasty lavender products, including coffee and lotion.
[00:15:49] Michigan State University offers an online lavender course.
[00:18:57] Farming neighbors offer advice, and show support.

About the Guest:
Windy and her husband Terry own a Lavender farm called Belle Lavande out of Stockbridge, Michigan. All their products are made in house and are 100% Natural Non-GMO.
They have a storefront in Downtown Plymouth and they have their products in FreshThyme Market. What started this journey was when Windy and Terry went on a trip up north to Glenn Arbor. They went to a coffee shop in town and then they went to a farmers market. They really enjoyed the atmosphere of the market and wanted to find something that they could sell. They chose to grow lavender because it is an easy going plant that does not require a lot of attention.

How to Connect Windy Mack :
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/azwindy/?hl=en
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/windy.mack.1
Website - https://www.belle-lavande.com/
Balle LaVande Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064857935698


About the Host -
Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster
She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillars of Success" system.
Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.

How to Connect with Belinda:
Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/workfromyourhappyplace LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworth Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/workfromyourhappyplace/ Website - www.workfromyourhappyplace.com
In this episode, Belinda interviews Terry and Windy Mack, the proud owners of Bella Lavande's lavender farm located in Stockbridge, Michigan. This marks the first time the show is being filmed on location! The lavender is currently ready to be harvested, and Terry and Windy share their journey of growing lavender on their 40-acre farm. They talk about attending an online course on lavender farming offered by Michigan State University, which allowed them to learn from experienced farmers and gradually obtain a certificate in lavender farming. They discuss the importance of writing a business plan, which helps Terry and Windy think through the challenges and dislikes of lavender farming, including the notorious task of weeding. They emphasize the commitment necessary for starting and running a successful business, which takes time and dedication. Join Belinda’s membership program and discover the art of creating and sharing amazing experiences with like-minded people, all from the comfort of your own home. You get to connect with others online, learn new skills and techniques, and grow your network without ever having to leave your computer screen. To know more, click on the link https://workfromyourhappyplace.com/vip/ Key Learnings : [00:05:34] COVID trip led to the inspiration for the lavender business. [00:08:33] Bought seeds, grew big plants, proved husband wrong. [00:10:57] Tasty lavender products, including coffee and lotion. [00:15:49] Michigan State University offers an online lavender course. [00:18:57] Farming neighbors offer advice, and show support. About the Guest: Windy and her husband Terry own a Lavender farm called Belle Lavande out of Stockbridge, Michigan. All their products are made in house and are 100% Natural Non-GMO. They have a storefront in Downtown Plymouth and they have their products in FreshThyme Market. What started this journey was when Windy and Terry went on a trip up north to Glenn Arbor. They went to a coffee shop in town and then they went to a farmers market. They really enjoyed the atmosphere of the market and wanted to find something that they could sell. They chose to grow lavender because it is an easy going plant that does not require a lot of attention. How to Connect Windy Mack : Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/azwindy/?hl=en Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/windy.mack.1 Website - https://www.belle-lavande.com/ Balle LaVande Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064857935698 About the Host - Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillars of Success" system. Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. How to Connect with Belinda: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/workfromyourhappyplace LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworth Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/workfromyourhappyplace/ Website - www.workfromyourhappyplace.com read more read less

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