Coast Day

Tuesday, October 28th, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Horticulture Department

Hello everyone!

First off, we’d like to thank everyone that helped out with Science Night. It was a success, and everyone loved the lavender cookies and lemonade. We hope you had a chance to stop by. The displays were gorgeous!

Now then, Coast Day is coming up next week! We will be out on campus on Tuesday, October 28th, from 10:00AM – 2:00PM, with set up at 9:00AM. If you’d like to be there with us, please let us know. If you can’t be there for any reason, you can still help. We will be selling lavender lemonade and cookies at our booth to raise money for the department. If you’d like to make some for us to sell, please let us know. It would be best to drop any contributions off during set up. We’d really appreciate it. You can find the recipes below.

We hope to see you there!

Lavender Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
Lavender Sugar (below)


Cream the butter and sugar.  Gradually add the salt and flour.  Mix thoroughly.  Chill the dough for 1 hour, or until it is firm enough to handle.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in Lavender Sugar.  Press each ball with your thumb.  Place them on ungreased baking sheets and bake 12 to 15 minutes.  Cool on racks.

Lavender Sugar

1 cup dried lavender blossoms

1 cup sugar (course, if available)

Mix thoroughly.  Keep mixing this as you use it; it tends to separate.

Lavender Lemonade
Steep 1/2 cup dried lavender flowers in 1 quart boiling water for a few minutes, straining, and using the strained liquid to make up part of the water for 1 gallon reconstituted frozen lemonade.