“All about lavender” by Victor Gonzalez

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Lavender has been cultivated for its scent, beauty, taste, and medicinal properties for over 2,500 years. And with over 47 varieties to choose from, growing lavender can be an aromatic and rewarding pastime. Join Victor Gonzalez, lavender grower and owner of Victor’s Lavender Farm in Sequim, for a Clallam County Master Gardeners Green Thumb Gardening Tips Zoom presentation “All About Lavender” Thursday, Sept. 22 from noon – 1 p.m.

Victor will provide information on lavender varieties for all climates, how to plant lavender in containers, how to fertilize the soil and the best ways to control weeds. He will share best practices for controlling pests and diseases, proper pruning techniques and how to properly dry and prepare lavender for use in the kitchen.

Victor fell in love with lavender when it was first introduced to Sequim in the 1990s and over the past 25 years he and his wife Maribel, working from their small farm on Old Olympic Highway, have sold over 2,000,000 lavender plants to more than 1,000 farms throughout North America. In addition to selling lavender, he teaches new and experienced farmers how to grow the finest quality lavender in all types of environments. Known throughout the world as the “Master of Lavender” and as a global lavender ambassador from the U.S. government, Victor has traveled extensively to provide growing and economic development insight to farmers from Peru, North Africa, Latin America, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States.

Join by computer: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92007991742?pwd=OWxtbmNBditKd3ordjA2WEFyME9PUT09

Or join by phone: 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 920 0799 1742

Passcode: 709395 Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2679.