For the love of lavender

Please join us on August 14 at 7:00 PM for our monthly speaker Maggie Smith.

Maggie Smith is a lavender, cut flower, and herb grower from Morris, IL.. As a child, she grew up on a small farm exploring nature where her family also raised pigs, chickens, and grew corn. Maggie attended Northern Illinois University where she studied fashion merchandising and marketing, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1990. She spent over 16 years working in the corporate retail field for JCPenney, Proctor & Gamble, and American Greetings before pursuing lavender farming full time. She has enjoyed gardening, growing lavender, creating, & sharing her knowledge with others for over 21 years. When Maggie is not busy tending to lavender & flower fields, and creating products, she spends her time with family, is active as a volunteer at the elementary school and her church, also a member of the USLGA, GLLGA, ISGA, IHA, Illinois Agri-Women, serves as the President of the IHA. as well as serving on the Illinois Specialty Grower’s Association Board of Directors (ISGA). She currently resides in Morris, IL with her husband, Jesse, their children, 2 dogs, a cat, chickens, & honey bees. Maggie may be reached at 815-325-1770 or