September 28, 29, & 30, 2012
Grand Junction, Colorado
Southwest Lavender Conference: Beyond the Basics
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Friday, September 28 & Saturday September 29
How to use and market value-added lavender products such as essential oils, hydrosols and culinary bud.
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Pre-Conference Workshop - 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Growing Lavender Workshop (seperate registration required to attend) Register Here.
Friday Conference Schedule:
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Registration
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.- Dr. Ralph D'Angelo - 5 Things We Must Do to Move American Aromatherapy Forward
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Susan Harrington - CSI: Grand Junction--forensic analysis of a marketing campaign
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Reception / hors d'oeuvers
Saturday Conference Schedule:
8 a.m. - Registration
8:45 a.m. - Welcome
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Dr. Ralph D'Angelo - How to Beat Infections: The Doctor's New Black Bag
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Sarah Bader - Growing & Harvesting Lavender for Essential Oil
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Rhonda Follman - Colorado Cottage Foods Act
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch
Track 1: Culinary
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Lida Lafferty - Getting Started in the Pantry
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Roxi Lane - Farm Fresh Food with Lavender
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Break
3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Lida Lafferty - Cooking with Wine and Lavender
4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Montoya Distillers - 'A True Story: When Cocktails met Lavender and Fell in Love
Track 2: Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Dr. Janet Scavarda - EO – Saving Ourselves from Stress
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Dr. Cindy Jones - Using Hydrosols in Cosemetics
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Break
3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Barbara Lucks - Hydrosols: Fresh, Local, Accessible
4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Dr. Ralph D'Angelo - Beachcombing for Lavender
Sunday, September 30
7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Guided motorcoach tour of area lavender farms.
CSU Orchard Mesa Research Center
Dr. Curtis Swift will discuss his research on the effects of lavender growing between the grapevines.
Sage Creations Organic Farm
Tour the largest and oldest lavender farm in Western Colorado. This integrated farm features 2.5 acres of lavender and a lovely gift shop. Demonstrations will include debudding, essential oil distillation by Bob Lane of Dayspring Farms and weed management techniques.
High Country Orchards
Visit this diverse farm, known for its Palisade peaches and Colterris wines, which includes orchards, vineyard, lavender gardens and charming country store. Learn how to enhance your farm with lavender and enjoy a wine tasting.
Sprigs and Sprouts of Western Colorado
Western Colorado's newest lavender farm is also a bustling vegetable farm and country store. Sample the best fruits and veggies along with gourmet culinary items from across Colorado.
Lunch at Wine Country Inn (Lunch Only Tickets Available until Friday, September 21)
Gorgeous inn and restaurant nestled in a 20 acre vineyard with a backdrop of Mt. Garfield. Relish a lavender inspired lunch and a newly released lavender wine.
Lamborn Mountain Farm
Mountain scenery and dairy goats are just part of the charm of this high altitude lavender farm. Peek inside our big red yurt which does double duty as a guest house and lavender drying barn.
Azura Gallery and Winery
After a long day of touring our farms, relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Elk mountains. Stroll through the art gallery and enjoy a glass of wine with goat cheese appetizers from Lamborn Mountain Farm.