For centuries lavender has been prized for its sweet perfume, medicinal properties and beautiful color. It's easily one of the best known and most popular herbs on our dear old Mother Earth. You'll find this amazing plant used in cooking, essential oils and hydrosols, the healing arts, and a myriad of crafts and creative endeavors.
Did you know lavender loves growing in Western Colorado? Indeed, it does!
In the spring of 2009 this joyous discovery led to the creation of our non-profit organization, the Lavender Association of Western Colorado.
With the help and guidance of Colorado State University Extension-Tri River Area which is based in Grand Junction, Colorado, our group plotted a course to promote lavender as an alternative cash crop in Western Colorado through education, research, networking and market development. It soon became apparent that the whole world is as excited about Colorado-grown lavender as we are!
As we move forward in our mission we will continue to learn and share our knowledge and love of lavender through this website, classes and seminars, tours and festivals.
If you have questions, we're here for you!
Let us help you incorporate lavender into your garden and into your life. You are encouraged to join us at one of our monthly meetings to learn more about our association and the myriad aspects of lavender itself.
Whether you're thinking of growing a field of lavender or just a plant or two, we're eager to help you learn and appreciate this beautiful herb and its delightful properties.
We hope you'll join us!