North Carolina grower finds success with botanical that invites questions

Yancy, Jr., Cecil H.
August 2005
Southeast Farm Press;8/3/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 19, p17
Trade Publication
The article presents information on U.S. farmer George Harden who grows clary sage that is used in making perfumes. Harden worked as a supervisor for 28 year at Avoca's plant in Merry Hill, North Carolina. Avoca is the world's largest supplier of clary sage. Harden plants clary sage in August and harvests in June. For much of the growing season, clary sage looks as if a farmer has intentionally planted weeds in 36-inch rows. Then the lavender-colored flowers begin to pop out all over the plants limbs, inviting questions from passersby.


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