Specialty Crop Institute
Commercial Lavender Production
Monday, July 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Western Nevada College Carson Campus, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City and Campies Lavender Patch, 12390 Shawnee Road, Stagecoach, NV
$25 Early Bird, $35 after July 21
This workshop is for growers interested in commercial lavender production and sales. It includes a farm tour and classroom lecture. Attendees will begin the day at Campie's Lavender Patch where owner Mike van Camp will demonstrate planting and pruning techniques. In the classroom, speaker Andy Van Hevelingen will discuss best varieties to grow, market considerations and the applications for different lavender scents, including samples of different varieties. He will demonstrate a simple small-scale distillation process using a microwave oven that can be used to test lavender quality.
Andy Van Hevelingen, is co-owner and manager of Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery in Newberg, Oregon, established in 1982. He grows and sells over 100 varieties of lavender and has developed several unique varieties. Andy writes for several publications and is a popular lecturer on lavender and other herbs.
Mike & Diane van Camp, of Campie’s Lavender Patch have been growing lavender for almost a decade. With more than 30 varieties, they are Nevada’s premier source for lavender plants. They have also developed a popular line of lavender value-added products for retail sale.