This photo was taken in Simiane, Provence, France, 1992. That’s when I took a group of members to France to celebrate our first farm there. I didn’t have the money to buy it then, so I leased it. We had a great time. We were so big in 1999 that I was able to take 90 percent of our members with me, all 12 of them.
In 2002 I bought an 80-acre farm in Provence for the cultivation of lavender.
This picture was taken from the castle, which Young Living has now leased from the community and turned into a visitor center and training place. So all of you who went to France in August with the Diamonds got to go to the castle. It’s over a thousand years old.
There’s the sign and a few of our members, and some of them are here at convention today. It’s beautiful to have these people with us and sharing the beginning. It was a great time.
Members also learned how to harvest wild lavender on the mountain.