I couldn't resist when I saw these photos on the web. It's a pity we can't grow lavender in Singapore? Places like Perth appear are probably more suitable as their climate is sub-tropical and therefore closer to the mediterranean climate. I remember seeing some grown just outside Tim's house. (See photo below)
G knows someone who owns a lavender field somewhere in Northern India. Basically, you buy a plot of land, let someone and his family live on it for free. In return, the family tends to the land and its crop in consideration for a monthly salary. You end up making money from the harvested crop. I know of people who have done the same with tea plantations and even lotus farms. Time to get that entrepreneurial spirit going!