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. With the group size intentionally limited to only 10 guests, you will receive lots of 1:1 time with David and Tina - and learning from other group attendees is always incredibly valuable, sharing experiences and knowledge and making connections and network together.
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 and cultivate your own lavender farm. 2024 is our 11th year growing lavender on a large scale and we would love to share what we know with you!
Our full day academy class will be hands-on learning, planning and discussion it takes to have a lavender farm business. Plus you will walk into the fields to see the 21 different varieties we grow here at the farm and exactly how to we plant our lavender plants. We will also check out the needed tools, supplies such as weed cloth type, and irrigation. You will fully experience a working lavender farm. Check out our list of topics we will cover below. We will also cover questions and answers.
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 or helped once they failed to help restart.
Class begins at 10:30am till 12:30 pm and then resumes 1:30 - 3:30. We will be serving lunch to class or you may venture into town and eat. We will email each ticket holder the beginning of April to choose your lunch choice. All lunch orders need to be email back to us by April 12th so we can turn in your order and have it ready at class. We will also be serving lavender lemonade.
Course materials is included.
This class sells out fast, so be sure not to wait. Each person will have a lavender plant to take home.
Cover in Class:
* Lavender: What is it
* Best Cultivars for Growing in Georgia/Southeast
* Lavender Needs and Georgia
* Testing Soil
* Preparing Beds and layout/spacing
* Weed Control
* Planting and Amending
* Insects and Diseases
* Harvesting, Drying, Uses for Marketing
* Intro to Pruning
*Business Plan and Goals
*Diversifying and Agritourism
*Regulations and Marketing Avenues
Where to Sell for Best Profit
and much, much more…
Cost: 350. per person or 650. for a couple. Be sure to pick your choice correctly. This class is so much more affordable compared with most classes out there that run over 1,000. per person.
*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.
Class fills up very fast. Don't hesitate. Knowledge is priceless. Reserve your seat today!
Each section makes your knowledge complete. We recommend taking this class if you are wanting to grow a large amount of lavender plants or start a lavender farm in Georgia or in the Southeast.
Be prepare to get dirty and use your hands. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and 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.