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Why lavender is under threat
Lavender is being threatened by insects that have also preyed on crops such as tobacco and tomatoes. Learn about the history of lavender and how advocacy groups are trying to save it from devastation.
Croatia's most aromatic festival a big success on Hvar
Hvar - An inland village of just five inhabitants comes alive as Velo Grablje's rich lavender tradition is celebrated on the island of Hvar.
Celebrating traditional Croatia: Hvar lavender festival opens
Hvar - After hitting the major global networks with an unusual gesture to Beyonce's daughter, the island of Hvar celebrates another claim to fame: its aromatic lavender.
Hvar film 'Lavender smells from the top' premieres in Split
Split - Outstanding local documentary following the Hvar local football champions highlights the side of Croatia's premier island that many tourists do not see - the winter.
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A new restaurant for Velo Grablje. Djordota Vartal will open a restaurant in his native village next year.
Traditional baking methods were explained in a bread-making workshop
Hvar is famous for its natural beauty, including its lavender fields, and it hosts a lavender festival each June.
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A Digital Journalist helps with the distillation process by trampling on the lavender
lavender products at farmers market, Dubrovnik, Croatia
The festival's marketing is improving every year, including this helpful map of events in the village.
The furnace was fired up for the lavender distillation process
Velo Grablje on Hvar hosts an annual lavender festival
Early Spring lavender field, Banon, Haute Provence. photo by Paige Donner c. '13
There were numerous lavender products for sale
Hvar is also very famous for its lavender
Lavender growing in Greece
Velo Grablje is one of Croatia's most picturesque villages.
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