This is a self-paced online course that provides a comprehensive introduction to lavender production for beginning growers and extends the opportunity for existing growers to learn from nationally recognized experts with respect to regional diversity.
The Lavender Curriculum is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and accessible learning experience. This self-paced course was developed in collaboration with land-grant universities, the United States Lavender Growers Association, and USDA’s North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. Content was developed with the expertise of lavender growers, a wide-range of scientists, and is supported by a team of 24/7 technical support.
Where: This is a completely on-line course via the Michigan State University Desire to Learn distance learning service. The course utilizes videos, audio, web resources and interactive content. To complete the course, speakers and an up-to-date system is required – check your system qualifications here.
Who: This course was specifically developed for beginning lavender growers but the regional diversity, expertise and breadth of topics make the course relevant for even the most seasoned producers.
Cost: $30 for a dynamic curriculum developed by nationally recognized lavender experts.
Goal: This is a self-paced on-line course that provides a comprehensive introduction to lavender production for beginning growers and extends the opportunity for existing growers to learn from nationally recognized experts with respect to regional diversity.
- Why and How to Grow Lavender
- Establishing Lavender
- Selecting Lavender Varieties
- Managing your Lavender Crop
- Harvesting and Caring for your Harvested Lavender
- Developing your Lavender Farm’s Business Plan
- Marketing your Lavender and Farm
To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.
- Create your MSU Guest Account and Password: Create Your Account
- Login to the registration system with your Community ID and Password: Growing Lavender: a Curriculum for Growers.
- Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.
For more information please contact Erin Lizotte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any technical problems, please contact the Michigan State University IT Service Desk from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday, any day that the University is open.
- Phone: (517) 432-6200
- Phone (toll free): 1 (844) 678-6200
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my username/NETID?
Your username (or NET ID) is the email address you used to create your account during registration (you use the same email address/password for registering and for taking the course).
What URL do I go to for logging into the course?
Go to: https://d2l.msu.edu/. You will see the Michigan State University at the top of the page. Login with the email address and password you set during the registration process.
I received a “not authenticated” response when trying to login – what do I do?
A “not authenticated” message is typically an issue with a password not being entered correctly.
I forgot my password – where can I reset it?
If you need to reset your password at any time go to https://auth.msu.edu/ and select the option for "Need help Signing in."