Growing Lavender, a Curriculum for Growers

From Michigan State University:

The Lavender Curriculum is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and accessible learning experience. This self-paced course was developed in collaboration with land-grant universities, the United States Lavender Growers Association, and USDA’s North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. Content was developed with the expertise of lavender growers, a wide-range of scientists, and is supported by a team of 24/7 technical support.

  • Where: This is a completely on-line course via the Michigan State University Desire to Learn distance learning service. The course utilizes videos, audio, web resources and interactive content. To complete the course, speakers and an up-to-date system is required – check your system qualifications here.
  • Who: This course was specifically developed for beginning lavender growers but the regional diversity, expertise and breadth of topics make the course relevant for even the most seasoned producers.
  • Cost: $30 for a dynamic curriculum developed by nationally recognized lavender experts.
  • Goal: This is a self-paced on-line course that provides a comprehensive introduction to lavender production for beginning growers and extends the opportunity for existing growers to learn from nationally recognized experts with respect to regional diversity.

Register and take the curriculum here!

Course Modules:

  • Why and How to Grow Lavender
  • Establishing Lavender
  • Selecting Lavender Varieties
  • Managing your Lavender Crop
  • Harvesting and Caring for your Harvested Lavender
  • Developing your Lavender Farm’s Business Plan
  • Marketing your Lavender and Farm