Herbs and More, a horticultural-based day program for developmentally disabled adults, is holding two you-pick days during lavender harvest.
Herbs and More is celebrating its sixth anniversary! It allows developmentally disabled adults from the Central Valley Regional Center to take part in planting and harvesting a wide variety of herbs and the production and packaging of products.
The third annual lavender festival will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, June 8, and June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. Lavender is an herb that has been used for centuries due to its fragrance and medicinal properties. It is antiseptic, repels insects, soothes burns and minor cuts and, perhaps most prominently, it has a calming and relaxing effect, making it a great sleep aid and stress reducer.
All funds raised through the program go toward salaries for the individuals and product development.