High on the slopes of Haleakala, lavender plants stretch across the hillside, a sea of purple, green and silver. This is the home of Alii Kula Lavender - a special farm with a unique crop. Kula, an arid region of Maui, makes for a perfect place to grow lavender a drought-resistant plant that requires rich soil, full sun and well-drained southwest-facing slopes. Besides its obvious aromatic appeal, lavender also has valuable medicinal and culinary properties; its usage has been documented as far back as 2,500 years. The Maui Book of Lavender traces the herb's historic uses in Hawaii and abroad, and shares the story of the Alii Kula Lavender enterprise. Sections on lavender crafts and home uses, as well as 39 recipes incorporating lavender, combined with stunning photography make this book a treasure for gardeners, home crafters, cooks and anyone else who appreciates a little lavender in their life.