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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.

September
  • Bonsai—Forest Planting

  • September 7, 9:00 am

  • Back by request- learn to design and plant a forest planting. We will be using Ficus for indoor and Elms for outdoor forests for those who choose to participate. We will be using a muck mix, 8” bonsai pot or forest tray; your choice. These will be 5-tree forests. Cost 90.00
  • Special Event: Monarch Butterfly Tag and Release

  • Saturday, September 14, 11:00 am

  • Pam Spencer has raised thousands of Monarch Butterflies at her Baltimore County home. We will tag and release hundreds of butterflies as they get ready to migrate back to Mexico to their winter roosts. Join us to lend a hand and be a part of this awesome experience!
  • Fall Lawn Clinic

  • September 28, 9:00 am

  • Bring in weeds and grasses to identify, and a soil sample for our staff to test for proper pH. The tests and diagnosis are free. Our lawn experts will go over the timing and procedures for seeding, feeding and weeding the lawn. Speakers: Brain B and Nathan S
  • Bonsai—Maryland Bonsai Association

  • September 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Bob Mahler will hold a workshop from 9-3. The public is welcome to attend.
October
  • October Family Fun

  • October (ALL MONTH)

  • Enjoy our free haunted house, straw maze for youngsters, weekend face painting and all sorts of other fun for the family during October. Check out our facebook page for event updates.
  • Arrival of the Great Pumpkin

  • October 2, 10:00 am

  • Stay tuned for information about this year’s giant pumpkin to arrive via Valley View Farms truck mid-morning.
  • Bonsai Show and Tell

  • October 5, 9:00 am

  • We love to see your bonsai and learn your growing methods, so bring them in and show them off!
  • Hip Houseplant Revue II

  • October 12, 11:00 am

  • A houseplant fashion revue takes place today in our greenhouse, featuring new varieties and old favorites. Our ‘models’ will walk the aisle presenting their plants to the audience. After the revue, our invited experts will be available for recommendations and questions about houseplants.
  • OWL-o-ween

  • October 19, 1:00 pm

  • Kathy Woods joins us from the Phoenix Wildlife Center to teach us some things about owls, and other birds of prey. She will have a couple of these beautiful birds for us to see “up close and personal”. Kathy’s center is responsible for rehabilitating wildlife after they may have been injured and releasing them back to the wild.
  • The Great Pumpkin Seed Count

  • October 26, 12 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
Coming soon.
December
Coming soon.

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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