BONNERS FERRY - Young Living, considered a world leader in essential oils, recently concluded its annual spring reforestation event at its two farms in North Idaho.
At the event in St. Maries and Naples, a group of company distributors, led by Young Living Essential Oils founder and CEO D. Gary Young, and Cory Weaver, vice president of Global Farms, planted dozens of acres of lavender,melissa, and tansy - as well as more than 62,000 balsam fir, blue spruce, Western red cedar, and Douglas fir trees.
Included in the planting were the newly purchased 74 acres directly east of the existing Young Living farm in Naples.
The event is an integral part of the first step in Young Living's Seed to Seal process, which involves carefully attending to every detail- from the seeds sown to the plants harvested - in order to ensure that Young Living continues to offer the purest, most therapeutic essential oils available.
"I am really grateful to our distributors who have come from all over the world to participate in the reforestation event," Young said. "It is a true mark of character to see them working and planting in the cold, rain, and snow. As Young Living continues to grow and expand, we need a sustainable yield of trees and plants. The only way to secure a steady supply for the future, and for our children, is by farming and reforestation efforts such as this one."
In addition to Young Living's reforestation efforts in Idaho, the company plans to add more than 35 new acres of lavender, 60 acres of peppermint, and 20 acres of German blue chamomile to its Whispering Springs farm in Mona, Utah.
Young Living will also add 10 new acres of lavender plants at its farm in Simiane-la- Rotonde, France.