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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
  • Wintering Your Bonsai

  • November 2, 9:00 am

  • Our talk this month will be about caring for your trees during the winter months. Martha will be suggesting methods for keeping outdoor trees healthy and the tropical bonsai happy through their long sleep.
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • November 3, 10, 17, 24, 30 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.
  • Ornament Personalizationn

  • Every Sat & Sun beginning November 9

    Also, Friday, November 29 and Friday, December 19

    10:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Our artist will personalize any ornament you purchase at Valley View Farms for free! Rebekah can write the name of a friend, family member, or even a pet, to add that special touch to your ornament.
  • Winterizing the Water Garden

  • November 9, 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.
  • Jim Shore Event

  • November 9, 12:00-3:00 pm

  • Meet Jim Shore expert Ken Hines in our International Christmas Shop. Ken will highlight some of Jim Shore’s many designs, featuring traditional themes of American and European folk art. There will be a drawing for a surprise Jim Shore piece at 3:00 pm.
  • Dept 56 Village Holiday Event

  • November 16, 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 16, 11:00 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 16, 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Please join us once again for a Department 56 signing with lead designer Scott Enter. It’s always a fun time! Bring in your favorite piece to be signed or pick out a new one! For over 25 years, Village artist Scott Enter has designed hundreds of Village lit buildings, accessories and general animated pieces. Scott enjoys traveling to the many open houses he attends each year, and he was quick to tell us “that there are many touching stories and memories fans share about how the Villages have affected them and their families.
  • Creating Winter and Holiday Container Gardens

  • November 23, 11:00 am

  • Refresh patio pots with arrangements of evergreens and additional decorations in time for the winter holidays. Our nursery experts will demonstrate how we put together display worthy pots for your holiday entranceway.
December
  • Ornament Personalizationn

  • Every Sat & Sun and Friday, December 19

    10:00 am-6:00 pm

  • Our artist will personalize any ornament you purchase at Valley View Farms for free! Rebekah can write the name of a friend, family member, or even a pet, to add that special touch to your ornament.
  • Bonsai Winter Work

  • December 7, 9:00 am

  • What sort of things can be done during the trees winter sleep? Can pruning be done? Should feeding be done? Join us to find out. Martha is our presenter.
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • December 1, 8, 15, 22, 23 12:00-8:00 pm

  • December 24 12:00-6:00 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 19, 5:00 am-9:00 am

  • December 20, 5:00 am-6:00 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. The WBAL broadcast continues Friday until 6:00 pm with C4, Brent Hollander and other radio personalities. 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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