Master Gardeners Series for 2023

We’re planning another spectacular line-up of informative Master Gardener talks for 2023! All sessions will begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately 60-90 minutes.

All sessions will be held via Zoom EXCEPT for 4/17 (tomatoes – in-person only at Claret Hall) and 5/8 (sustainable landscaping – in person only at Claret Hall).

3/23: Native Ferns for Various Growing Seasons (via Zoom)

Ferns are an excellent addition to many types of landscapes. They can even be used for a food source. In this talk you will learn about the ferns native to the mid-Atlantic region and the many growing conditions in which they thrive.

Register on Eventbrite at

4/17: How to Grow Great Tomatoes (In-person at Claret Hall)

Learn how to grow prolific tomato plants. Participants will learn how to maximize the yield from their plants by optimizing soil quality and moisture levels. Presentation will also focus on common tomato pests and disease and how to control and eliminate these problems.

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5/8: Sustainable Landscaping/Gardening (In-person at Claret Hall)

Learn how to use multiple strategies to create an environmentally friendly and climate appropriate landscape supporting conservation, ecosystem services, and sustainable pest management.

Register on Eventbrite by 5/7 at

5/22: Invasive Plants: What You Need to Know and Do About Them (via Zoom)

Invasive plants seem to be multiplying every year and are a burden to every gardener. This presentation will talk about things you need to know about invasives. It will inform you about ways to deal with them to make the right decisions for your landscape. Emphasis is on both ornamental plants and weedy species.

Register on Eventbrite by 5/21 at

Questions may be directed to

Columbia Clean-Up Day

Saturday, March 25 (Weather forecast is not looking good for Saturday 3/25. A decision will be made on Thursday 3/23 about whether to cancel/reschedule the event.)

10 a.m. to noon (Meet at Claret Hall)

Help keep River Hill looking its best! Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash along pathways and near tot lots. Bring your scout troop, team, family, or friends to help out. Service hours can be earned. All supplies will be provided (vests, trash bags, grabbers, gloves, etc.).

Please register by emailing no later than 3/17 so we can plan accordingly.

Village Elections

Saturday, April 22

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Claret Hall

Cast your vote for River Hill Village Board and Columbia Council Representative. Residents of the Village of River Hill ages 18+ are eligible to vote (proof of person, age, and residence is required) if not listed on the Association’s property rolls.

Interested in running for one of the Board positions or for Columbia Council Representative? Complete the Nomination Petition and return it to Claret Hall by the deadline of March 21, 2023 at noon. Alternatively, the Nomination Petition may be submitted via email as a pdf to by the deadline.

Questions? Call 410-531-1749 or email

Shredding & E-cycling

Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon (during Village Elections)

The shredding truck and e-cycling truck will be parked in the parking lot in front of Claret Hall.

Cast your vote(s) for Village Elections and then shred your sensitive documents and/or recycle your old electronics!

Bring up to 5 file boxes of paper per household (no binders) for shredding.  It is not necessary to remove staples, paper clips, etc.

FREE! River Hill residents only.

Drop off your old, unwanted, broken electronics for recycling.

Accepted items include: computers, laptops, tablets, keyboards, mice, cables, monitors, printers, scanners, cell & regular phones, fax & answering machines, VCRs, TVs (TVs may incur a small fee).

Sneakers and Coffee

Every Monday at 9:00 a.m. (weather permitting)

Meet in front of Claret Hall and walk the paths around the Village of River Hill.
Walk about one mile, at your own pace.
Bring a friend!
Coffee and conversation after the walk.

Email if interested.