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NMSU's Alcalde science center hosting lavender conference

POJOAQUE - Lavender enthusiasts will be gathering in Pojoaque the last week of July to take time to smell the flowers.

The third annual Southwest Lavender Conference, July 25-27, at Pojoaque's Cities of Gold Hotel and Conference Center, just north of Santa Fe, will bring lavender enthusiasts from across the Southwest and nation to participate in discussions on production, marketing, culinary, health and ornamental aspects of the plant.

They will also participate in a tour of lavender farms in Nambé, Dixon and Abiquiu, including New Mexico State University's Sustainable Agriculture Science Center in Alcalde.

Registration for the three-day event is $185. To register, contact Cathy Slaughter by e-mail at swlavenderconf@yahoo.com or by phone at (512) 930-0923.