The Lavender in the Village Festival, founded over 13 years ago, is produced by Lavender in the Village Association, a 501c(3) non-profit organization for the purpose of raising money to help fund local agricultural and educational programs.
The mission of the Lavender in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, is to preserve and enhance Los Ranchos public open space, stimulate an interest in sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on educating the public, including such matters as historic agriculture, lavender and its uses, and fostering community spirit.
“The land belongs to the future.” Willa Cather
Festival revenue generated by ticket purchases, donations, sponsorships, and vendor fees goes a long way to help support valuable, local programming, such as:
THE FARM CAMP, a collaboration between Explora and the Village of Los Ranchos, provides week-long day camp programs for grades K-6 enriching kids’ lives with hands-on learning experiences focused on agriculture, sustainability, and the environment. www.losranchosnm.gov/farm-camp
RIO GRANDE COMMUNITY FARM is a 501(c)3 non-profit that manages a 2-acre community garden with education programming, and advocates sustainable agriculture and numerous initiatives to strengthen Albuquerque’s bonds to its rich agricultural history and quality, healthy, local food. Funding provided by Lavender in the Village
has helped provide urban farmers land, equipment, information, and help on regenerative and profitable farming in our community. www.riograndefarm.org
TRES HERMANAS FARM is a program of Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Refugee and Asylee program in Albuquerque. Tres Hermanas works with the Albuquerque community of refugee farmers to ease integration and increase self-sufficiency by growing produce, accessing farmers markets, and improving English skills. www.lfsrm.org
Started in 1994, the Lavender in the Village festival is one of the premiere agri-nature events in the state. This fun festival attracts over 9,000 attendees. The event focuses on agriculture, community, and family and has received national recognition for its impact on cultural preservation, agri-toursim and community building.
While the original event took place in numerous locations, this year we bring all the event highlights to one place, the Agri-Nature Center of Los Ranchos.
Festival Events and Activities
Stroll through booths filled with fine arts, crafts, lavender, antiques and unique home décor.
Kids Farm Camp designed to entertain and educate the youngest lavender lovers freeing the parents to experience the festival and its onsite adult classes and demonstrations.
Open-air yoga classes led by the area’s top instructors.
Educational exhibits, seminars and workshops focusing on cooking and healing with lavender, and the role of sustainable agriculture in everyday lives.
New Mexico beer, wine and spirits.
Local food and culinary treats