Lavender Association of Western Colorado

Our Mission: 

To Promote lavender as an alternative cash crop in Western Colorado through education, research, networking and market development.

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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. 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 Lavender Association of Western Colorado!

8th Annual Colorado Lavender Festival Poster

by: Bob Martin

2019 Lavender Festival Poster Contest

The Lavender Association of Western Colorado (LAWC) invites you to submit original artwork for the third annual Colorado Lavender Festival which will be held June 29, 2019.

The winning artwork will represent the Colorado lavender festival in poster, advertising and promotional pieces. The 2019 contest is open to all fine artists.

We are seeking artwork that represents the lavender farms of Colorado. Images should reflect both the lavender plant and Colorado.

  • No photographs or digital media.
  • Size: Original piece should be no smaller than 16 x 12 inches.
  • All entries must be received in jpeg form by email to scjmetzger@yahoo.com by November 15, 2018.
  • Winning artwork will be announced by December 1, 2018
  • The winner will receive $500.

For more information and complete details and instructions, contact Susan Metzger at LC Sugar Farm on Facebook.

A Special Thanks to our 2017 Title Sponsor – Hummel Real Estate “Your Friend in the Real Estate Business” – Grand Junction, Colorado

Photos: Lavender Festivals of Yore...

Oil Winners 2018

In our locale

Bob Korver of Green Acres U-Pick won 3 Silver Awards under Lavandula x Intermedia! Including:

  • Grosso 2017
  • Impress Purple 2017
  • Super 2017

Other US winners:

  • Meshaz Natural Perfumes for Melisa Lilac 2017, Sequim WA
  • B&B Family Farm for Melissa 2017, Sequim WA
Dennis Matthews Memorial Trophy                 Best Lavandula Angustifolia            Lavender Abbey (Stuart & Jan Abernethy)                       Violet Intrigue 2018

Eoin Johnson Memorial Trophy                          Best Lavandula x Intermedia           NZ Alpine Lavender (Blake Foster)                                   Grosso 2016

Ken Wilson Memorial Trophy                            Best Grosso                                             NZ Alpine Lavender (Blake Foster)                                   Grosso 2016

 

Oil Competition Certificates 2018

Angustifolia Awards

B & B Family Farm (Zion Hilliker)

Mellissa 2017

Silver

Bindy Lavender (Belinda Gummer)

Pacific Blue 2018

Silver

Herbal Visionz (Keith & Charlotte Brown)

Maillette 2016

Silver

Lavender Abbey (Stuart & Jan Abernethy)

Violet Intrigue 2017
Violet Intrigue 2018

Gold
Gold

Lavender Boutique (Jenny Holmes)

Avice Hill 2018

Gold

Lavender Creek Farm (Susi & Vaughan White)

Avice Hill 2018
Violet Intrigue 2018
Pacific Blue 2018

Silver
Silver
Silver

Meshaz Natural Perfumes (Mesha Munyan)

Melissa Lilac 2017

Silver

NZ Alpine Lavender (Blake Foster)

Avice Hill 2018

Silver

Puaka Purple (Ross Mills & Kate Joblin)

Pacific Blue 2016
Pacific Blue 2017

Gold
Gold

Purple Haze Lavender (Sally Engi)

Pacific Blue 2017

Silver

Lavandula x Intermedia Awards

Bindy Lavender (Belinda Gummer)

Grosso 2017
Grosso 2018

Silver
Silver

Green Acres U-Pick (Bob Korver)

Grosso 2017
Impress Purple 2017
Super 2017

Silver
Silver
Silver

Herbal Visionz (Keith & Charlotte Brown)

Impress Purple 2018

Silver

Lavender Abbey (Stuart & Jan Abernethy)

Grosso 2018

Silver

Lavender Backyard Garden (Sammie Wang)

Super 2017

Silver

Lavender Boutique (Jenny Holmes)

Grosso 2017

Gold

Lavender Creek Farm (Susi & Vaughan White)

Super 2017

Silver

Levandule pod Řípem (Petr Novy)

Grosso 2017

Silver

NZ Alpine Lavender (Blake Foster)

Grosso 2016

Gold

Purple Haze Lavender (Sally Engi)

Super 2018

Silver

Ranui Essentials (Tracy Voice)

Super 2018

Gold

Simpatico Lavender (Cate Bacon)

Impress Purple 2017

Silver

Terry & Carol Howes

Super 2018

Silver

Blends Awards

Leafy Hollow Lavender Ltd (Pauline Livesey)

(Grosso & Super & Buena Vista)

Silver

Lavender Creek Farm (Susi & Vaughan White)

(Super & Violet Intrigue)
(Violet Intrigue & Avice Hill) Silver

Gold
Silver

NZ Alpine Lavender (Blake Foster)

(Pacific Blue & Violet Intrigue & Avice Hill) Silver

Silver

Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm

(David & Andrea McFadden)

(Peter Pan & No.9 & Seed Grown)
(Super & Phenomenal)

Silver
Silver

"Spike it With Lavender"

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