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Front Porch Series: Distilling equipment for essential oil production

USLGA Education & Research Committee presents:

Front Porch (via Zoom meeting) on distilling equipment for essential oil production
 5/26/21

Learn from experienced distillers and get the answers to your questions!
Topics included:
  • Types of stills for steam distillation
  • Determining the size of still to meet your needs
  • Accessory equipment for distilling
  • Information from growers who have recently purchased stills
  • Resources for the practice of essential oil steam distillation

Watch the Webinar 05/26/2021 This is a member benefit and you must be logged in. Join USLGA for member benefits!

 

 

Free Farm Publicity

Want to promote a lavender farm or business event for free?  Your USLGA dues allow you to post your events our website’s calendar of “Upcoming Events” – on both the public and members’ websites.  We’ll aslo post on the public and member’s USLGA Facebook Page. 

Here are some ideas on what you can post:

  • Farm Event
  • Open House
  • Holiday Event

Fill out your form here! (must be logged in)

And while you are at it – Update your Member Profile.  Make sure your information is updated and accurate.

 

Register for the ‘Discover Lavender’ Sessions

Lavender farms, shops and festivals are popping up all over the country, and so are legions of lavender lovers. The United States Lavender Growers Association (USLGA) is offering enthusiasts the opportunity to indulge in an inspiring and fun day to discover all about lavender. You'll be able to "tour" scenic lavender fields, gardens, and shops, take workshops by USLGA experts on how to grow and harvest your own lavender; use it in cooking and crafting; and enhance your personal care and home.

Here's our lineup of informative, lively, entertaining "Discover Lavender" 45-minute Zoom sessions. 

Price: $15 per workshop or sign up for all six for $50 Video sessions will be available for 90 days after recording.

  • 11:00 E/8:00 P: Lavender Primer - History, Gardening Basics, Varieties and Joys. Presenter: Joanne Voelcker, Mt. Airy Lavender
  • 12:00 E/9:00 P: Culinary Lavender Workshop--Tasting, Smelling and Comparing Lavenders. Presenter: Joseph Downs, The Lavender Man
  • 1:00 E/10:00 P: Making Easy Cocktails and Mocktails with Sorva Lavender Syrup. Presenter: Courtney Obland, Founder of Sorva Syrups
  • 2:00 E/11:00 P: How to Make a Lavender Wreath or Lavender Bouquet Presenter: Serena Pelletier, Serene Lavender Farm
  • 3:00 E/12:00 P: Enjoying Lavender for Personal Care, Wellness and Lifestyle Benefits. Presenter: Janice Cox, Author of Beautiful Lavender
  • 4:00 E/1:00 P: Learn to Cook with Lavender--From Field to Kitchen to Table. Presenter: Nancy Baggett, Author of "The Art of Cooking With Lavender"

Discover the secrets of this beautiful aromatic herb and how you can use it to enliven your garden, your kitchen and your life!

Register Now
 

Update Your Member Profile to get on USLGA Public Lists of Farms & Suppliers!

The USLGA Website has been redesigned so the public can find your farm or business!  These are the two new searches that have been built.

  • Find A Farm: A list of farms open to the public -- searchable by city or by state or by farm name
  • Find A Supplier: A list of USLGA members who supply plants, gifts, services to lavender growers. Where we can, we should support our own!

FOR THIS TO WORK -- you must update your member profile!

  • Growers who want their farm listed in the public search option to "Find a Farm" must update their Member Profile -- which involves entering the address you want shown to the public in the "Find A Farm" searches.    
    There is a difference between your mailing address; and your (viewed by the) public address.
  • Growers who are also Suppliers must also update their profile to provide the Supplier List information category, contact details, link to your website.
  • Affiliates who are Suppliers need to update their profile, to provide Supplier List info, including link to your website.

The "Map of Farms" is in transition. Even so, updating your profile will ensure you will soon show up on the map, too.

With the new Member Profile, we encourage everyone to update their profile. This is an excellent time to re-visit the list of USLGA Volunteer Opportunities.  Note:  you can update your Member Profile at any time! 

STEPS are simple:

Link:                                    https://www.uslavender.org/

Upper Right:                      MEMBER LOGIN button

Fifth Tab:                             MEMBERS AREA:  then choose MEMBER PROFILE drop-down

On the right side:            EDIT button

When you finish:              SAVE button

Helpful tip for all of us: If you use suppliers who are not USLGA members, encourage them to join USLGA. They can get listed on our Suppliers List which is viewed by about 400+ growers and shops. 

 

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2021 Board Election. 

The results were announced during the Annual Members’ Meeting held online on January 27, 2021.

The new board members for three-year terms are:

  • Julie Haushalter
  • Joseph Downs
  • Sally J Miller

Leaving our Board are:  Tim Van Binsbergen, Ginna Gimmell, Mary Bergstrom

2021 Board of Directors:

Executive Committee

  • President:                   Mike Neustrom
  • Vice President:           Sherri Wood
  • Treasurer:                   Sarah Richards
  • Secretary:                   Patricia Uptain
  • Jim Morford
  • Marilyn Kosel
  • Julie Haushalter
  • Joseph Downs
  • Sally J Miller
 
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