Santa Cruz SBDCAptos, CA

"We were amazed by every team member that we interacted with. Just starting out, we had already make mistakes that cost us more money than it should have. Having a mentor that we could call on has been an invaluable asset."

Bill & Kim Miller

In 2017 Bill and Kim Miller started their La Selva Lavender farm after reviewing options for the best types of crops to grow on their 5 acres parcel. Being concerned about water usage due to California’s on again off again drought they sought a crop with low water usage. Since the farm is located in a rural area they also had to take into consideration the local deer and gopher populations. On all counts, lavender seemed like a good fit for their new venture. Bill and Kim practice sustainable farming practices. They do not use pesticides, fertilizers and the only weed spray is an all organic biosafe weed spray that is selectively used near the plants.

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