Two UK videos about the linden tree (aka lime aka basswood aka tilia). First, Dr Markus Eichhorn of the University of Nottingham talks about the insects, including bees, that love the tree. Then below the jump, Wild Food UK introduces the edible uses of the tree.
The harvest begins at dawn, and it takes about six hours -- before the sunshine damages the shocking pink petals -- to fill the big bags that the women carry on their heads to the weighing station.
Izza Ait Ammi Mouh, a Berber woman of "about 40" -- she doesn't know her exact age and can't spell her name -- doesn't complain.
The work allows her to feed her family of five, picking 20 kilos (45 pounds) to take home just under $7 a day during the short April-May season.
— Read more in Hard but sweet-smelling slog in Morocco's Valley of the Roses at AFP via Yahoo News.
A 3 minute spot from International Flavors & Fragrances' in house naturals facility, Laboratoire Monique Rémy, about the cultivation and processing of tuberose in Mysore. Perfumer Dominique Ropion appears at about the 2:30 mark.
Mr Mulder said the business is the culmination of Mr Farmer's father's vision: "to bring equity and ownership into the sandalwood industry for the Indigenous people from the central desert".
"Currently, the Dutjahn Custodians are the only Aboriginal or Indigenous Business involved in the sandalwood industry that are actually actively out there harvesting and seeing their product all the way through to the value-added process," he said.
It is a business model that has proven enticing to buyers like mega beauty company Estee Lauder.
Read more in From the Gibson Desert to New York, these sandalwood harvesters are winning over the perfume market at ABC News Australia. Hat tip to Sara!