Worldwide farmers enjoy Lavender Conference

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Sequim Gazette staff

Lavender lovers congregated for the Sequim International Lavender Conference put on by the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association from April 27-30.


About 100 people from 18 states and Australia, Canada, England and Puerto Rico participated in workshops, lavender farm demos, and listened to experts from around the world like Dr. Tim Upson, keynote speaker and co-author of “The Genus Lavandula.”


Workshop topics included developing agri-tourism and products, site usage, and more.


On Monday, Washington State Department of Agriculture representatives spoke on the Food Modernization Act and how it relates to culinary lavender products.


Scott Nagel, executive director of SLFA, said the event was one the most powerful conferences he’s attended.


“The content level and quality of presentations was amazing from the classroom and lecture sessions to the farm demonstrations such as Port Williams Lavender’s “still” to the Angel Farm “debudding machine,” he said.

“Lavender farms throughout the world share a common bond and love of lavender and rural farm life. The relationships that have been established and the friendships that have been made is the most important and long-lasting benefit of the conference.”


The next conference is April 2014.


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