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  • How to Grow Lavender: A Curriculum for Farmers

    This self-paced online course 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.

  • New lavender online course now available

    Published on August 6, 2019
    Ready to turn your garden purple? A new online course will teach growers how to establish lavender, manage, harvest and market the crop.

  • Growing lavender in Michigan: Advice for a purple garden

    Published on June 12, 2019
    Lavender thrives in alkaline, rocky soils where many other agricultural crops do not grow. Learn the basics of lavender production.

  • Essential Oils – Digging Deeper Lavender Oil

    Published on August 24, 2020
    In our last post, we took a look at essential oils. There are many popular essential oils on the market. In this post, we’re looking at one of the most common essential oil used and studied: lavender oil.