Learn from the experts
Monday, June 28
Monday Farmer’s Market
Library Parking Lot
Folks from Kansas Lavender, at Ingwerson Farms will talk to you about harvesting & drying lavender as well as its many uses.
Kansas Lavender / Ingwerson Farms is located eight miles west of Topeka, Kansas just off Interstate 70 and Valencia Rd, on the bluffs of the Kansas River basin. This area of Kansas is not a native climate for lavender. The soil had to be amended as Lavender does not grow well in good black soil. Special care is taken to accommodate the summer humidity and the winter cold. Currently there are twelve varieties grown on the farm, however, Grosso and Provence are the main crop. The plants had adapted quite well to Kansas life and the fragrance has been wonderful.
Learn all about Lavender at the KS Lavender website. http://www.kansaslavender.com/lavender.html
Wikipedia tells us Lavender is from the mint family and can be used in many ways, gardens, culinary, medicinal, sachets. The Ingersons will be able to tell you much more.
Photo courtesy of the KS Lavender website.