Western Colorado Lavender Festival
The 8th annual Western Colorado Lavender Festival is June 29th through July 1, 2018 in Palisade. For three fun filled days you can learn all about lavender, enjoy a guided motor coach farm tour of lavender fields or attend several educational seminars.
Although lavender is relatively new to Colorado, and is gaining in popularity as Palisade offers ideal growing conditions for the herb. Where grapes grow, lavender will grow. The plant loves lots of sun, low water and is generally pest resistant. Grasshoppers pose the biggest threat, but the shrubs have an edge over many other crops because lavender is a perennial. Lavender plants can reliably produce a good yield of flowers for up to 10 years, sometimes longer.
The antiseptic, fragrant, flavorful herb is a key ingredient in medicinal, culinary and ornamental applications. St. Kathryn Cellars in Palisade was the first in the valley to produce a lavender wine back in 2011 which sold out in 10 months.
The motor coach tours are on Friday June 29th.
Tour #1 This tour will take you to Two Bears Farm and More, Sage Creations and Sprigs and Sprouts Lavender Farms.
Tour #2 This tour will take you to Springs and Sprouts, Two Bears Farm and More and Sage Creations Lavender Farm.
Tour #3 This tour will visit Adobe Creek Farm, Mesa Lavender Farm and Belli Fiori.
Tour #4 This tour will take you to Belli Fiori, Adobe Creek Farm and Mesa Lavender Farm.
The Clarion Inn in Grand Junction is the pick up spot for all tours at 7:30 am. Lunch is provided by Cendera Funding on all four of the tours!
Five Lavender seminars will be offered on Saturday, June 30th at Palisade Veterans Memorial Park 120 West 8th St. in the Community Building. Seminar topics include:
Lavender 101; Efficient Water Use Lavender Applications; Healthy Green Cleaning the Lavender Way; The Healing Gift of Lavender, Blends For Your Summer Apothecary and The Education of Smelling Lavender
Information and tickets can be accessed through ColoradoLavender.org
Sunday, July 1st you can take self-guided tours of the many Lavender Farms in Palisade. Music and food is featured at many of the farms.
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