The Lavender Festival is produced by Lavender in the Village, a 501c(3) non-profit organization for the purpose of raising money to help fund local agricultural and educational programs.
The mission of Lavender in the Village 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.
Your generous donation 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. 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