Lavender 101 Workshops

With many new growers entering the lavender business, the Ontario Lavender Association (OLA) decided it is time to revisit the basics of lavender production. Lavender 101 will provide an overview of commercial lavender production from site preparation and planning through to oil distillation and bud cleaning. The workshop will be held in two locations to capture as many potential growers as possible. Note: Pre-registration and payment is required. See below for registration details.

Location 1:

June 1, 2015
Simcoe Research Station
1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K3

Location 2:

June 8, 2015
Christel Lake Lavender
1381 Scugog Line 12
Greenbank, ON


9:30 am       Registration
10:00 am     Background on Lavender and Lavender Production
10:30 am     Lavender Propagation
11:00 am      Lavender Pest Identification and Management
11:15 am       Mulches, Row Covers, Winterkill and Cultivars – Options and Research
12:00 pm     Lunch (Provided)
1:00 pm       Tour of a Commercial Lavender Farm (Location 1 – Apple Hill Lavender;
Location 2 – Christel Lake Lavender)
Agri-tourism – The Rewards and Challenges
1:45 pm        Lavender Pruning, Harvesting and Maintenance Demonstrations
2:30 pm      Post-Harvest Demonstrations – Debudding, Bud Cleaning, Distillation,
Product Handling etc.
3:30 pm      Adjourn

Cost (Includes Lunch): $30 for OLA members, $50 for non-members

Register By Email at
Include the name of your business, persons attending and your preferred location.
The registration deadline is May 29th for Location 1 (Simcoe) and June 5th for Location 2 (Greenbank)

Prepayment is Required:
By E-Transfer ( or by cheque mailed to: Ontario Lavender Association, 1283 Blueline Road Box 587, Simcoe ON, N3Y 4N5

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA
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