Learn more about lavender at Green Thumbs presentation

Join Victor Gonzalez, lavender grower and owner of Victor’s Lavender Farm in Sequim, for “All About Lavender,” a Clallam County Master Gardeners Green Thumb Gardening Tips presentation, from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, on Zoom.

Join by computer (get the link at extension.wsu.edu/clallam) or by phone by calling 253-215-8782 (meeting ID 920 0799 1742, passcode 709395).

Gonzalez 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.

Gonzalez said he 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 more than two million 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 lavender in all types of environments. Known as the “Master of Lavender” and as a global lavender ambassador from the U.S. government, Gonzalez 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.

Sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, the Green Thumbs Garden Tips education series is offered on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October (in November, December and January, one program is offered). Scheduled presentations are subject to change.

Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar (extension.wsu.edu/clallam) for the latest information on upcoming presentations.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.