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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-Creating Kokodama Balls & Kusamono Plantings

  • Saturday, September 3, 9:00 am

  • Martha will be showing us how to make Kokodama Balls for either a companion planting or Bonsai as well as creating Kusamono plantings.
  • Fall Lawn Clinic

  • Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am

  • Learn the best techniques for seeding, feeding and weeding in the fall to get a jump-start on next year's beautiful lawn. Our experts will diagnose any problems now and recommend the best treatment and practices to achieve a healthy lawn.
October
  • Bonsai Show & Tell

  • Saturday, October 1, 9:00 am

  • Bring your favorite project in to brag a bit and share your tips, techniques, and plans for your tree.
  • Arrival of the Great Pumpkin

  • Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 am

  • Witness the arrival of our giant pumpkin on our own truck Wednesday morning. Be awed by the gargantuan fruit/vegetable and be among the first to guess how many seeds are in it. The orange orb will remain on display until the last weekend in October. Stop in anytime in October to write down your guess of how many seeds are in this year’s pumpkin. 1st prize is a $300 VVF giftcard, 2nd prize, $200 VVF giftcard, 3rd prize, $100 VVF giftcard.
  • Winterizing the Water Garden

  • Saturday, October 8, 9:00 am

  • Learn how to prepare the water garden and all of its elements for winter. Tim McQuaid will discuss plants, fish, filters, pumps and the tasks to perform to get the pond closed down for the coming cold season.
  • Monday Night Fall Gardening with RPCS Kaleidoscope Program

  • Join us for a series of gardening topics this fall on Monday nights from 6-7:00 pm in our greenhouse.

  • Oct 10 Benefits of Planting Perennials, Trees and Shrubs in Autumn
  • Oct 17 Planting Bulbs Now for Beautiful Spring Color
  • Oct 24 Putting the Garden to Bed; Preparing for Winter
  • Visit rpcs.org/Page/Kaleidoscope for more information on this and other programs available through Roland Park Country School's Kaleidoscope programs
  • Putting the Garden to Bed

  • Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am

  • In the coming months, the garden will slow down, go dormant or move inside. We will provide a to-do list for trees and shrubs, the perennial garden, annuals, vegetable plants and more in today's seminar. Bring questions, plant samples and your enthusiasm for gardening with you.
  • OWL-oween

  • Saturday, October 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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.
  • The Great Pumpkin Seed Count

  • Saturday, October 29, 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
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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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