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Read All About it! Lavender farms seen as tourist draw

November 10th, 2016 by S3

Victor was recently in Sauk County Wisconsin meeting with economic development officials and local lavender producers to share insights on developing Lavender Farms as a tourism destination.

Victor (3rd from left) meets with local Mayor and Sauk County, WI officials to share insights and encouragement of Lavender's economic potential.

Victor (3rd from left) meets with local Mayor and Sauk County, WI officials to share insights and encouragement of Lavender’s economic potential.

Sauk County, home to 3 new lavender farms in the past three years, is encouraged by Victor’s assessment:

“Sequim, Washington, had only one lavender farm 20 years ago,” Gonzalez said. “I have now propagated over 1 million plants with over 400 varieties and our industry has grown and adds $4 million to the city of Sequim’s economy each year during their annual lavender festival. Sequim’s population is only 4,500 people, so it’s a huge impact.”

Today Sequim boasts over 20 lavender farms, welcoming million of lavender seekers annually.

Read the full article and contact Victor for professional Lavender business insights 

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Victor has the most lavender experts on hand, ready to help!

July 14th, 2016 by S3

Lavender Experts Help You Out – We have five lavender experts on hand throughout this weekends Sequim Lavender Weekend to answer all of your questions—real time with real experts. There is no one in the valley who has this much knowledge and experience and they are ready to assist you.

THIS IS WHY VICTOR’S IS THE DESTINATION THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE TOTAL LAVENDER EXPERIENCE!Logo

SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016 ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!

Hours extended weekend hours:

  • Friday 9am-6pm
  • Friday 6pm-9pm Barn Dance with Joy in Mudville
  • Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Plants for Sale: We will have thousands of plants for sale. As one of the largest plant propagators in North America, we have the choice and selection you desire. And if you want fresh cut lavender, you can cut it in the fields, or we will cut if for you (same price) so you have the freshest lavender possible. An added bonus – terrific succulents grown and potted by Barb Landbeck.

Do you want to start a lavender farm? This is where to start. Victor’s has helped more than 300 farms throughout North America and in other countries including Morocco, Mexico???

 

Lots of Learning amidst the Lavender

July 13th, 2016 by S3

Spend Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 15-17 at Victor’s Lavender Farm Learning!

Victor Gonzalez

Victor Gonzalez

Victor will be here at the farm Sequim Lavender Weekend. When not conducting workshops you’ll be able to find him wandering the fields and chatting with visitors. A great opportunity to meet one of the nations foremost lavender experts.
Along with Victor’s workshops, Susan Harrington, CEO (Chief Education Officer as she likes to call it) of Labyrinth Hill Lavender will be joining us on Saturday and Sunday.
Ann Marie Craig, from West Bend, Wisconsin along with local Master Gardener Cindy Ericksen will be teaching a wand making workshop throughout the weekend.

Lavender Workshops

Friday, July 15
Noon-1:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez Propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation
3:30-5 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation
Saturday, July 16
10-11:30 a.m. Victor Gonzalez – Pests, diseases, fertilization.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Susan Harrington – Lavender is more than a color
2-3:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez  & Dr. Curt Beus – Pests, diseases, fertilization.
4-5:30 p.m. Susan Harrington – Lavender is more than a color
Sunday, July 17
11am-12:30pm Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization
1-2:30 p.m. Susan HarringtonLavender is more than a color
3-4:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization

Full Festival Weekend highlights

Victor offer growing tips June 23 in Port Angeles

June 15th, 2016 by S3

Read all about it!

Victor Gonzales will present tips for growing lavender on the Olympic Peninsula at noon Thursday, June 23.

The presentation will be in the county commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

It is part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” brown bag series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Gonzales will discuss how to select a variety of lavender that is suited for drying, culinary use or the landscaping needs of the home gardener.

He will offer descriptions of best practices of planting, including soil, irrigation, sunlight and spacing requirements, and explain the right way and best time for trimming lavender plants.

He will include time in his presentation to address the audience’s specific questions about growing lavender. Full details in today’s regional news: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160615/NEWS/306159994

Just a preview of the weekend full of great Lavender educational offerings Victor and team will be presenting at the 2016 Sequim Lavender Weekend

 

 

Industry News: Phytophthera

May 16th, 2016 by S3

Victor understands there is concern about the Phytophthera disease and we have put together some information to help everyone understand the issues and how to manage your farm to avoid Phytophthera.

 

Lavender Lessons video series is ready to bloom!

March 9th, 2016 by S3

Victor has been hard at work – having fun – and sharing hours of insights and tips in his new 3 episode video series, “Lavender Lessons”.

Let us keep you informed, and offer you valuable savings, when “Lavender Lessons” debuts.

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Victor's "Lavender Lessons" Video Series

Global Lavender Ambassador

June 27th, 2015 by S3

The Apple’s have Johnny

The Rodent’s have their Pied Piper

Lavender has Victor!

Here is Victor - checking the temperature of the lavender plants.

Here is Victor – checking the temperature of lavender plants.

As a global lavender Ambassador Victor has traveled extensively providing growing and economic development insight to farmers from Oulmès, Morocco Africa to La Colorada, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Always in demand for his consulting and growing skills, Victor is happy to call Sequim, Washington the home of his inviting and globally prominent Victor’s Lavender Farm.

BERGSTROM UPSON

Lavender Consulting

October 27th, 2011 by victor

When you have a question about lavender, ask Victor Gonzales, owner of Victor’s Lavender. Whether you are a new lavender farm owner, an experienced grower who needs information on the latest soil preparation techniques or a grower who wants help making your farm tourist friendly, Victor can help.

“My one-on-one consulting services are really more like a personalized eight-hour workshop,” Victor says. “It is not for people who just have a few questions. When I go into a consulting session, I literally start from the ground up to find ways to make their lavender and business healthier.”

Victor has helped lavender growers in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley save entire fields of the fragrant herb by providing advice on planting, irrigation and fertilizing techniques.

“I love the challenge of helping people,” he says. “I listen to their questions and then go over ways they can become more successful.”

Consulting fees vary depending on need, but generally start at $500 for a full, eight-hour day. When travel is required, additional travel-related costs will be billed. Consulting within a 100 miles of Sequim is $200 for no more than 2 hours consultation.

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