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There's always something interesting going on at Valley View Farms. All of our seminars and events are free unless otherwise noted, and there is no need to pre-register. Some schedule changes may occur; so please check back here or call the store closer to the posted date to confirm. We look forward to seeing you.

August
  • Bonsai-Collecting Specimens from Nursery Stock

  • Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am

  • Today’s Bonsai class will stroll through our nursery and choose several trees and shrubs that will become Bonsai projects. Martha will lead the annual tour and offer suggestions during this always informative and often surprising lecture.
  • Instructor: Martha Meehan
September
  • Bonsai-Create a Small Forest Tray

  • Saturday, September 5, 9:00 am

  • Create your own forest planting with Martha’s guidance, and her wonderful group of helpers. Participants will have the choice of using outdoor or tropical materials. Price for the workshop includes small trees, bonsai tray, wire, soil and tool use. The charge will be $50.00 for materials.
  • Instructor: Martha Meehan
  • Fall Gardening To-Do List

  • Saturday, September 19, 9:00 am

  • Our gardens are transitioning from summer to fall. We’ll go over a list of projects that can be taken care of in the next month or two in the garden, and discuss bulbs, autumn planting and other timely topics.
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Fall Lawn Clinic

  • Saturday, September 26, 9:00 am

  • Our lawn experts will talk about reseeding, fertilizing and providing weed control for our lawns. They will discuss the elements of lawn care that will lead to a natural and hardy lawn.
  • Instructor: TBD
October
  • Fall Family Fun

  • Month of October

  • 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 website and facebook page for event updates.
  • Bonsai-Show and Tell

  • Saturday, October 3, 9:00 am

  • Bring in your bonsai and future bonsai. It’s OK to brag a bit as you let us know how you’ve grown your bonsai and your plans for a future project.
  • Instructor: Martha Meehan
  • Arrival of the Great Pumpkin

  • Wednesday, October 7, 10:00 am

  • Stay tuned for information about this year’s giant pumpkin to arrive via Valley View Farms truck mid-morning.
  • Winterizing the Water Garden

  • Saturday, October 10, 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.
  • Instructor: Tim McQuaid
  • OWL-oween

  • Saturday, October 17, 1:00 pm

  • Kathy Woods joins us from Phoenix Wildlife Center to teach us some things about owls, hawks 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.
  • Race for the Cure

  • Saturday, October 27

  • Susan B Komen’s Race for the Cure takes place right in our neighborhood. Feel free to park in our lower lot and join others for the race.
November
  • Bonsai-Winter Care

  • Saturday, November 1, 9:00 am

  • Winter care of bonsai, and getting both outdoor and tropical ready for their winter rest, will be the subject of today’s class. Plant of the month---Citrus.
  • Instructor: Martha Meehan
December
  • Bonsai-Pines

  • Saturday, December 5, 9:00 am

  • Martha will lead a discussion about the best practices of growing numerous species of Pine as Bonsai.
  • Instructor: Martha Meehan

Garden clubs and groups who would like to schedule a seminar here at Valley View Farms are welcome to meet at the store during open store hours. Please contact Carrie Engel to reserve the space and time for your meeting.

Additional questions about our seminar program should be directed to Carrie Engel. She can be reached by phone at the store (410) 527-0700 or by e-mail at carrie@valleyviewfarms.com.

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