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Valley View Farms has scheduled seminars to be helpful and fun for our community. In addition to our classes, we have many informative handouts, soil testing, plant diagnostic services, water testing for ponds, and extraordinary signage on all of our plants. Most important, we have friendly, knowledgeable personnel to assist any way we can.

November
  • Bonsai-Winter Preparation

  • November 3, 9:00 am

  • Winterizing bonsai trees, how to prepare them for winter and what the well-dressed bonsai should wear for the colder season is our subject today. Both tropical and outdoor subjects will be discussed.
  • Dept 56 Village Holiday Event

  • November 17, 7:00 am

  • Select pieces and display items will be offered at discounted prices. First come, first served. Items sell out quickly. Doors will open promptly at 7.
  • November 17, 10:00 am

  • Our Town Crier, John Hessler, repeats his perennially popular demonstration on setting up the Village display. Learn some tips and techniques to enhance your own Department 56 collection.
  • November 17, 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Village Brand Director, Jackie Geiger will be here to sign your D56 Village pieces and chat with you. Since joining Department 56 Consumer Services in 1998, Jackie has spent years representing the company at Collectors’ conventions and expositions around the country, meeting consumers in person, presenting information seminars, and addressing collectors and admirers questions. Today Jackie has transitioned her experience into her current roll as Village Brand Director. Jackie works closely with the Village artists in their creation of new designs while helping to plan and shape the future of Department 56 Village business.
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • November 4, 11, 18, 24, 25 12:00-8:00 pm

  • Local artist Paul DeRemigis will sign his regional prints and demonstrate his work. The subject matter of his prints include skipjacks, lighthouses, Ocean City, M & T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, Memorial Stadium, Rehobeth Beach, and Fells Point to name a few. Come meet Paul and watch him turn your fondest area memories into beautiful life-like pictures.
December
  • Bonsai-Tropical Bonsai in Winter

  • December 1, 9:00 am

  • Martha will go over the best practices of growing tropical bonsai in the winter home to keep them happy and healthy.
  • Winter Greens and Containers

  • December 1, 11:00 am

  • Join us for some fantastic ideas and designs creating container evergreens and displays that will knock your stockings off just in time for holiday decorating outside. Cindy M and Melanie will share their expertise.
  • How To Make A Bow

  • December 1, 12:00 noon

  • Add the finishing touch to wreaths, greens and floral displays with a beautiful bow. We will show you our secret to bow making and have you making one on your own.
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • December 2,9,16,22,23,24 12:00-8:00 pm

  • Local artist Paul DeRemigis will sign his regional prints and demonstrate his work. The subject matter of his prints include skipjacks, lighthouses, Ocean City, M & T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, Memorial Stadium, Rehobeth Beach, and Fells Point to name a few. Come meet Paul and watch him turn your fondest area memories into beautiful life-like pictures.
  • WBAL Radio Live Broadcast

  • December 20, 5:00-9:00 am

  • December 21, 5:00 am-1:00 pm

  • WBAL Radio’s Bryan Nehman and the morning team will be broadcasting LIVE from Valley View Farms on Thursday and Friday from 5-9 am. Join us for fun-filled activities, special guests, live music, food and more. Most importantly, all donations collected during the broadcasts will benefit Baltimore’s children through the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign.

Should your club or community like to meet at Valley View Farms for a private gardening class, please contact Carrie Engel by email carrie@valleyviewfarms.com, or by phone, 410-527-0700. We often host groups including garden clubs, civic associations and organizations like The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Master Gardeners and 4-H.

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