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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.

October
  • Bonsai Show & Tell

  • October 7, 9:00 am

  • Showtime! Bring in your favorite tree and be prepared to tell the class where and how you have grown your prized bonsai.
  • Winterizing the Water Garden

  • October 21, 9:00 am

  • Be prepared when the cold weather arrives with information about overwintering elements of the pond including fish, plants, pumps, and filtration systems. Tim McQuaid will provide answers to all of your questions about water gardening in any season.
  • OWL-oween

  • October 21, 1:00 pm

  • See and learn about owls and other birds of prey during today's fall festivities. Kathy Woods, from the Phoenix Wildlife Center, is dedicated to the rehabilitation and return to the wild of animals that have been harmed in our shared environment. Learn how our knowledge of nature and our impact on it can be beneficial to these beautiful creatures.
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • October 22, 29, 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.
  • The Great Pumpkin Seed Count

  • October 28, 12:00 noon

  • Tom Tasselmyer joins us to break open and count all the seeds in the big pumpkin. How many seeds will he find? Was your guess right? Be here at noon to find out.
November
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • November 5, 19, 25, 26, 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.
  • Bonsai-Group Plantings

  • November 11, 9:00 am

  • Martha will demonstrate different types of plantings including Saikie, clump and slab plantings, explaining the differences and how to create them.
  • Department 56 Village Holiday Event

  • November 11

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 12:00 noon

  • We are pleased to present artist Paul Lundberg. Paul began working with Department 56 in 1997, designing mostly North Pole and Snow Village pieces. Recently, Paul has designed some of the licensed pieces, including The Beauty and the Beast, and Elf series. Paul will sign a Department 56 Village piece during his meet and greet until 4:00 pm.
  • Ornament Personalization

  • Sat & Sun beginning Nov 18, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    ** No personalization on Dec 2, 23, 24 **
  • Our own in-house artist, Carey Wilkerson, will personalize any ornament you purchase at Valley View Farms for free! Carey will be here on the weekends to write the name of a friend, family member, or even a pet, to add that special touch to your ornament.
December
  • Bonsai-Comparing Japanese and Chinese Styling Techniques

  • December 2, 9:00 am

  • Martha will discuss the differences in Japanese Bonsai and Chinese Penjing styling in today's class.
  • Ornament Personalization

  • Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    ** No personalization on Dec 2, 23, 24 **
  • Our own in-house artist, Carey Wilkerson, will personalize any ornament you purchase at Valley View Farms for free! Carey will be here on the weekends to write the name of a friend, family member, or even a pet, to add that special touch to your ornament.
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • December 3, 9, 10, 17, 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 Live Radio Broadcast

  • December 21, 5:00 am - 9:00 am

    December 22, 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. C4 joins us from 9-1 on Friday to extend the Kids Campaign event. 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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