FREE Lavender Workshop!

Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a free lavender workshop Saturday 18, 1pm to 3pm.


Draft Agenda: Lavender Workshop (free and hands-on)

 Organized by the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District (VSWCD), thanks to a grant from Lavender in the Village

Location: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, 2424 State Highway 47, Belen, NM 87002

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

1. Welcome and Introduction

  • Brief introduction to the workshop and its purpose
  • Welcome remarks from the VSWCD

2. Overview of Lavender

  • Introduction to lavender as a plant
  • Brief history and significance of lavender
  • Importance of lavender in wildlife conservation

3. How to Plant Lavender

  • Step-by-step guide on planting lavender
  • Soil requirements and sunlight exposure
  • Tips for successful lavender cultivation

4. When to Plant Lavender

  • Best times of the year for planting lavender
  • Considerations for different climates and regions

5. Different Varieties of Lavender

  • Overview of popular lavender varieties
  • Characteristics and growth habits of each variety
  • Selection tips based on climate and intended use

6. Break (Refreshments/Networking)

7. Uses of Lavender

  • Culinary uses of lavender
  • Aromatic and therapeutic uses
  • DIY lavender products (e.g., food, sachets, essential oils, medicinals)

8. Q&A Session

  • Open floor for participants to ask questions
  • Clarifications on any aspects of lavender cultivation and usage

9. Hands-on Outdoor Planting Activity

  • Guided session to plant lavender outdoors
  • Demonstration of proper planting techniques
  • Participants engage in planting lavender in designated areas

10. Hands-on Craft Activity

  • Crafts project:  Make lavender sachets (participants will take home the sachets they make)
  • Taste homemade cookies made with NM lavender

11. Workshop Wrap

  • Recap of key points covered during the workshop
  • Thank you message to participants and organizers
  • Information about future workshops or resources for further learning