Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow lavender and you live in the southeast? Maybe tried, but failed. Growing Lavender in Georgia is tricky, especially in this area of the south. Yes, others may have courses online, but are they located and growing in the south? Most likely no. You may find classes further north in other states, but their climate and soil is not as difficult as ours. That can make a bug difference!
Maybe you want to start your own lavender farm or grow a lot of lavender in your garden. This is the class for you! This is an advanced course for those looking to grow large numbers of lavender plants, propagate, and cultivate your own lavender farm. 2023 is our 10th year growing lavender on a large scale and we would love to share what we know with you!
Learn from all our trials and errors saving you money and time. We have traveled all over the world visiting different lavender farms to learn all we could about lavender - from Provence area of France, Ireland, Arizona, Sequin, Washington, and the Carolinas. We have also mentored a few other lavender growers here in Georgia when they got started.
We have divided the course up into two parts to make it more accessible to everyone. Come join us for this Academy Part A and/or Part B intensive workshop, which covers how to grow lavender and beyond. See below what each day covers and you can attend the workshop for day 1 or both days. Class A begins at 10:30am till 12:30 pm and then Class B begins at 1:30 - 3:30. We will be serving lunch to those taking both classes or you may venture into town and eat. We will also be serving lavender lemonade during both sessions. This class sells out fast, so be sure not to wait. Each person will have a lavender plant to take home.
Part A: 10:30am - 12:30pm - Lavender and Varieties of Lavender and which ones grow best in our climate, Testing and Preparing Your Soil, Planting, Pruning: When and How, Winter Protection, Harvesting, and Drying Your Lavender.
Part B: 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Uses of Lavender, Adding Value to the Farm, Opening Up Your Farm to the Public, Preparing for Visitors, Expanded Ways: From Products to Events, and How to: Distilling, De-Budding, Propagating, and Diversify.
Cost: 150.00 for each - Part A or Part B for 1 admission. *If you have a spouse or employee that would like to attend tickets are 250.00 per class for 2 tickets per part A or per part B. Be sure to pick your choice correctly.
*Advanced Registration is Required. No refunds are given due to this is a class and materials are needed to be purchased ahead of time and seating is limited to make sure all are comfortable. This is a Rain or Shine event.
Be prepare to get dirty and use your hands. Bring a hat and gloves.
*If you are coming from out of town there are a lot of activities, shops, restaurants, hotels, and BnBs in our historic town of Dahlonega. I would recommend going to the Dahlonega/Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce: Discover Dahlonega for a list of places.
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