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The smell of lavender and success is in the air! Oklahoman Jag Sodhi recently won the 2010 Merit Award for Outstanding
"Agritourism Attraction."Sodhi, who has created a beautiful herb and lavender garden called Lavender Acres in Apache, Oklahoma
won the award at the 2010 Governor's Conference on Tourism.
“Winning the industry's most prestigious award means a great honor and recognition by the Oklahoma State Tourism
industry. It is an achievement for success,” said Sodhi.
The award was presented by Oklahoma Lt. Governor Jari Askins, and Hardy Watkins,Executive Director at the Oklahoma Tourism
& Recreation Department.
Sodhi, originally from India, came to America in 1970. He married his wife Lynda in 1980 . They were inspired to create
a lavender garden from reading an article while Jag was teaching in the state of Washington. Sodhi added, “I did not
have much experience in growing Lavender." Since Sodhi is a professor, he learned a lot by trial and error.
Lavender is seasonal, and the herb and lavender garden is open usually from mid March to the end of July.
Sodhi does have a shop featuring imports from India at Lavender Acres in Apache. They will be open for the holiday season
until December 24th of this year. They discount 15% off any purchase for military personnel with ID.
For more information, call (580)-588-2855 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (580)-588-2855 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit the store's website. www.lavendervalleyacres.com
In June 11 of 2011, Sodhi invites Oklahomans to their annual Lavender Festival in Apache.