Lavender Festival - Growing Lavender in Your Landscape

Incorporate lavender in your garden and in your home. Learn how to grow and maintain lavender in your garden. Discover which cultivars are best suited for your zone, learn about physical and usability traits of different types of lavender. Learn how to harvest lavender at its optimum bloom time, along with how to select different lavender species and cultivars so you can maximize pollinator foraging throughout the growing season. This class is also an introduction to companion planting with other mint family herb plants.

 

Each student will go home with their own lavender plant, hand sickle, and growing guide.

 

*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*

This class takes place during Lavender Festival. Registration for this program covers the cost of festival admission.

 

Price: $43, $38 member

Instructor: Paola Legarre

 

Owner of Sage Creations Organic Farm, Paola Legarre has worked in organic farming and marketing for the last 25 years. In looking to continue Paolas commitment to organic farming and raising her family in Colorados clean air and wholesome way of life, her and her family moved to Palisade in 2005.

Paolas first lavender planting was in 2006. As her lavender fields grew, she extended her product line to include certified organic essential oil, bath and body products, and lavender plant starts. Sage Creations currently has 5 acres in lavender production and grows 3 species and 50 different cultivars of lavender. Paola manages the farm and maintains lavender fields, medicinal herb crops, heirloom vegetables and a cherry orchard by using sustainable farming practices; nourishing soil life, not using herbicides or synthetic fertilizers and encouraging the beneficial insects through diversified plant hedge rows, companion planting and insect releases.

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