US Lavender Growers Assoc.

During the Ontario Lavender Conference I had an opportunity to meet up with some old friends and meet lots of people in the business of Lavender. It was a great event!

Among the people I spent some time with was Mary Bergstrom of the US Lavender Growers Association. This is a relatively new group founded in 2011 to promote lavender from the field to the finished product. Their goal is to support and promote the United States lavender industry through research, education, networking and marketing. It’s a huge undertaking to get an organization like this started but they have done a great job. Nearly 100 members since they opened the membership drive.

I have taken the liberty of borrowing a bit from their website to give you a quick idea of their goals and the benefits of being a member.

  • participating in and providing research about many areas;
  • education from basics to advanced topics;
  • networking and connecting with growers, crafters, vendors, users, and more;
  • marketing information and opportunities for you and the industry as a whole.

Be sure to check out their ‘Lavender 101’ for tips and information on all things lavender with plenty more information to come as the group continues to grow. For information on how to become a member visit them at http://www.uslavender.org/ With our support we can keep lavender a thriving industry in the United States.

Tim Upson, Victor, Mary Bergstrom

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One Response to “US Lavender Growers Assoc.”

  1. Cindy Jones says:

    thanks for introducing your readers to the USLGA Victor. The Board has been working diligently on this group and it opened for membership in April of 2012 at the Sequim conference. We are currently publishing a quarterly newsletter for members, have a website where members can find resources and hope to be able to gather and compile useful data on growing lavender. Its great to see the US lavender industry grow as it has.

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