lavender_stockOwners of Lavender-centric businesses and individuals interested in lavender are invited to become members of the Oregon Lavender Association (OLA). Members have the option of choosing between the following membership levels:

Relax With Us: All Lavender Enthusiasts

Basic OLA membership fee: $35/year

  • Attendance at four informative membership meetings every year, each with an educational component featuring experts in the industry, demonstrations, presentations, and/or panel discussions
  • Discounts at participating OLA Lavender Destinations
  • Informative newsletters with articles on using and growing lavender
  • Inclusion in an established support network of lavender lovers, lavender growers and lavender craftspeople
  • Access to OLA library of lavender resources

Grow With Us: Lavender Oriented Businesses

Intended for anyone with a business that involves or complements lavender

Basic OLA membership fee ($35) plus level 1 marketing ($115) = $150/year

All the benefits of Relax With Us membership level as detailed above, plus:

  • A link from the Oregon Lavender Destinations website to your business website
  • Ability to list your products and services on the Oregon Lavender Destinations website
  • Promotion through OLA social media network on Facebook. Our Facebook page receives over 25,000 page views in the summer months and is growing rapidly, including links to your Facebook page and periodic features of each individual business on the OLA Facebook page
  • Ability to list events where your products and services will be offered on the OLD website calendar of lavender events
  • Information exchange on topics such as regional advice on growing and marketing lavender products
  • Wholesale rates on OLA merchandise and group buying power for such things as supplies, promotional materials, and lavender culinary products
  • Help from other members to identify and promote unique strengths of each business

Promote With Us: Lavender Oriented Visitor Destinations

Intended for anyone with a lavender focused visitor destination

Basic OLA membership fee ($35) plus level 1 marketing ($115) plus level 2 marketing $225) = $375/year

All the benefits of Grow With Us membership level as detailed above, plus:

  • Your own page on the Oregon Lavender Destinations website which receives 20,000+ visitors in the summer months and is growing rapidly, with a link from profile page on OLD website to your business website
  • Ability to list events where your products and services will be offered and events held at your destination on the website calendar of lavender events
  • Listing in the Oregon Lavender Destinations Guide, a year-round resource widely distributed to the public free of charge
  • Copies of the Oregon Lavender Destinations Guide for your own distribution
  • Possible OLA listings and advertisements in national or regional publications such as Travel Oregon, Oregon Events Calendars, etc.
  • Inclusion in a news service for shared and individual press releases
  • Optional participation in the well-established, successful and growing OLA Farm Tour with regional advertising exposure
  • Promotion in Oregon Lavender Farm Tour/Event advertising materials
  • Group buying power for Farm Tour signage
  • Option to have artists visit your business during the Oregon Lavender Plein Air Paint Out, which culminates with a juried art show at the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival
  • Option to have photographers visit your business during the Oregon Lavender Photo Contest. Many of the photos submitted are used for OLA publicity, with the location clearly listed on the photo

Costs

  • Relax with us: Lavender Enthusiasts $35 /year
  • Grow With Us: Lavender Businesses $150 /year
  • Promote With Us: Marketing $375 /year

Standards for Membership:

  • Have an interest in lavender
  • Support OLA‚Äôs Mission, Vision and Values

Standards for participation in the Tour:

  • 100 or more lavender plants in ground or year-round inventory of several varieties of lavender in nursery
  • Adequate parking
  • Public restrooms/facilities (can be portable, handicapped recommended)
  • Agreement to adhere to OLA standards as outlined in OLA bylaws

Questions? Email: membership@oregonlavender.org