Classes + Events

Lavender Grower 101
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

April 24-25, 2020 – Virtual Class

Considering the current health crisis I am having to cancel the originally formatted class.  The good news is I have figured out a way to deliver this valuable material virtually and reschedule the field portion of the class.

Friday April 24th
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (MT)

Saturday April 25th
10:00 am – 12:00 noon (MT)
Break 12:00 to 2:00 pm (MT)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (MT)

Note: I will be recording the presentation as well, so you can go back and watch the replay if you’re unable to make the above times or simply want to digest it a second time.


Saturday, July 11th – Field Day

Field Day at the farm (lavender will be blooming at this time – lots to see and do!)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm (lunch after)

BONUS ADDED: Schedule a 30-minute FREE consultation with me on the phone or in person.

The virtual portion would be covered by the deposit you already paid. The balance would be due at the time of the field visit. If you can’t make the field portion of the class that is ok.  You will not be charged.

Learn how to prepare, plant, process, and market lavender from one of the industry’s leading growers. Instructor Paola Legarre has been successfully growing and selling organic lavender for more than 12 years.

This three-day experience begins with an interactive lecture  where you can ask specific questions about your lavender growing operation and get to know Paola.

Day 2 brings 4 more hours of course instruction and Q&A.

Field Day: We will have hands on instructions in the field; review harvest, post harvest handling, distillation and review specific planting methods.

Topics will include:

    • Preparing beds – Design for the end in mind
    • Weed Control
    • Irrigation
    • Planting
    • Pruning
    • Harvesting for optimum use
    • Post harvest handling
    • Species selection
    • Different cultivars and their marketability
    • Introduction to lavender propagation
    • and much much more….

9 hours of course instruction include an in-depth farm tour, hands-on learning, lecture and a Q&A session.



Cost: $475/person(Virtual and field day) or $800 for single operation (limit 2 persons). Or $237.50 per person for virtual class only.

50% deposit is due at time of booking to reserve your seat. Remaining 50% due two weeks before the field event. Paola will contact you around that time with information on how to pay remaining balance.


Lunch is included on field day.


Nearest Airport: Grand Junction, CO
Hotels & B&B’s: Wine Country Inn, Palisade Wine Valley Inn, Dream Catcher Bed & Breakfast, Vistas & Vineyards
Camping: Palisade Base camp RV Resort, Colorado River State Park – Island Acres, RV Ranch