HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — Lawrie Nickerson started her four-acre organic pledge blueberry farm in 2008. She and her farm partner, Karen added eight lavender varieties, annual cut flowers, and pumpkins in 2013 to diversify the farm. Due to the interest in lavender from blueberry U-Pickers they continue to develop their sustainable lavender production skills.
July 12 at Hay Berry Farm
Lavender and Mint Essential Oil Project
FREE Field Workshop 2:00 – 4:00pm
1176 Babcock Lake Rd, Hoosick Falls, NY
This field day will highlight Lawrie and Karen’s experience growing lavender and Dr. Lily Calderwood’s Northeast SARE partnership grant titled “Development of Mint and Lavender Production in the Northeast.” In May, we are planting lavender, spearmint, and peppermint cultivar trials here and at Lavenlair Farm in Fort Ann, NY. The goal of this research project is to evaluate essential oil herb cultivars for pest challenges, winter hardiness, yield, and oil quality.
Free workshop but please register here: http://bit.ly/2qIrCvh Contact Dr. Lily Calderwood with questions: email@example.com
—Cornell Cooperative Extension
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