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NMSU hosts lavender care and processing workshop in Alcalde

ALCALDE The care and processing of lavender will be demonstrated during a free hands-on workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at New Mexico State University's Sustainable Agriculture Science Center in Alcalde.

"Lavender is becoming an increasingly popular herb in New Mexico for commercial and ornamental purposes," said Charles Martin, NMSU medicinal herb researcher. "Learning proper pruning and propagation methods is one of the first steps in successful lavender production, and fall is the best time to conduct these practices."

Workshop topics will include fall pruning, seed collection, and propagation from seed and cuttings. Attendees are encouraged to bring gloves, hand pruners and bags or envelops for seed and cutting collection. Participants will be allowed to take home seeds and cuttings for personal use.

For more information, contact Martin by email at cmartin@nmsu.edu or phone (505) 852-4241.