“Lavender is
the soul of Provence”

Jean Giono

the Endowment Fund
“Safeguarding the Lavender Heritage in Provence »

Since 2012, the Endowment Fund “Safeguarding the Lavender Heritage in Provence” collects donations for research and development programs aiming to find ecological solutions to preserve lavender .
Its mission is to raise funds to adapt production methods to current climate, environmental and social challenges.

We also aim to raise awareness of the risks of lavender dying out in Haute-Provence, in partnership with a number of local players and organisations.

It is by encouraging the commitment of all the players in the region that we will succeed in meeting the challenge.

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Safeguarding the Lavender Heritage in Provence

Why does Lavender need to adapt?

Lavender growing in Provence must adapt due to climate change and disease causing premature dieback in the fields.

Production methods also need to evolve in order to offer more environmentally -friendly solutions throughout the lavender life cycle, from the production of the plant to its processing into essential oil.

Finally, lavender is faced with an ever-changing regulatory landscape, requiring knowledge and expertise to rapidly evolve.

Picture © Alexandra VINOZZI


New presentation movie

The Endowment Fund is pleased to share its new presentation movie. This video summarises its missions and main actions: supporting research and experimentation to reduce the environmental impact of lavender, combating climate change, diseases and pests, and adapting future regulations. Thanks to Air Libre for the editing and the beautiful videos and thanks [...]

Welcome to Biolandes, our new sponsor

Biolandes has joined the sponsors of the Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Lavandes en Provence endowment fund. Biolandes specialises in growing, sourcing and processing natural raw materials. It grows crops on its own farms, but also supports local producers who grow plants and plant raw materials for it from their regions. In particular, the company supports [...]