Susan Harrington

Business Management

Susan hugs lavender from her 15th harvest in 2017

Now retired after 20+ years managing big and small companies from publishing to financial services

Teacher/Speaker Half-Day On Site Workshop–Lavender: From Soil to Sachet, presented at:

  • Clark College, Vancouver WA
  • Clatsop Community College, Astoria OR
  • Edmonds Community College, Edmonds WA
  • North Seattle Community College, Seattle WA
  • Clear Creek Nursery, Silverdale WA
  • No. American Lavender Conference, Sequim WA
  • NW Regional Lavender Conference, Everett WA
  • SW Lavender Conference, Grand Junction CO

Six-Week Online Course–Lavender: From Soil to Sachet, delivered to more than 950 students around the world


Short Programs

  • The Five-Minute Greenhouse
    Children’s Program
  • Lavender is More Than a Color
    Garden Club Presentation, Luncheon Speaker
  • Labyrinth Design for a Sanctuary Garden
    Design and use of a labyrinth in a small garden
  • Internet and Marketing are NOT Four-Letter Words
    Small Business Group Presentation

Half-Day Workshops

  • Labyrinth Design for a Sanctuary Garden
    Install a temporary labyrinth in an afternoon
  • Internet and Marketing are NOT Four-Letter Words
    Learn the six steps to a successful marketing plan
  • Lavender: From Soil to Sachet
    Learn the steps for a healthy AND profitable lavender patch
Perpetual Student Attended

  • University of Washington
  • Clark College (Vancouver, WA)
  • Portland State University
  • and finally received Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences from Olympic College, Bremerton WA

2000, 2006 and 2008 North American Lavender Conference Participant
2011, 2014 Northwest Regional Lavender Conference Participant
2012 Southwest Lavender Conference Participant


Edmonds Community College
–Horticultural Coursework in:

  • Plant Botany
  • Herbs
  • Plant Propagation
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Management

Completed Coursework & Designated Kitsap County WSU

  • Master Gardener, class of 2005
  • Native Plant Advisor, class of 2006

Kitsap County Extension
Sustainable Farming Business Course

Grower Cares for 300+ lavender plants in Kitsap County Washington
  • US Lavender Growers Association
  • Buck Lake Native Plant Garden Association
  • Flotsam & Jetsam Garden Club
  • Hansville Community Center
  • Kingston Chamber of Commerce
  • Local Harvest
  • Puget Sound Fresh
Consultant Providing one-on-one coaching to students of the online course on growing lavender for profit

Spring 2004, 2006 & 2007 supervised the planting of 700+ plants for three new growers in ‘Way North Kitsap’ (Hansville, WA)

Spring/Summer designed and supervised the planting of 3,000+ plants on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Author Of Labyrinths and Lavender–Monthly e-mail newsletter on growing and using lavender
Web Designer Designed, launched and now maintains www.LabyrinthHill.com which consistently appears in the top ten results when searching online for dried lavender buds and fresh lavender bundles.