A Victorian Christmas and Harvest the Medicinal Benefits of Your Christmas Tree! A Zoom and In-person Event Presented by Grounded Goodwife! Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.

‘Tis the Season! 

A Victorian Christmas!
Fa-La-La-La Yikes! 

Victorians may have been strict with their morals, but they also had a pretty wicked sense of humor. Children boiled in teapots, dead robins, and a mouse riding a lobster aren’t images we see today on Christmas cards. And just wait until you hear about the parlor game, Snapdragon! In Victorian times, this- and more- was all par for the course…

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Harvest the Medicinal Benefits of Your Christmas Tree

Harvest the needles, twigs and bark from your balsam fir and use it all year long to soothe and heal a variety of ailments- including relieving chest congestion, soothing sore throats, reducing anxiety, and inducing sleep. If you’re like Ehris and Velya, and don’t put up a Christmas tree, you can still reap the medicinal benefits by wildcrafting or buying some balsam fir.

*Be sure you know the source of your tree prior to using its needles, twigs and bark. Many tree farms use pesticides.

This lecture/workshop is free and open to everyone. This is a virtual program (the presenters will not be present at the library) that will be held over Zoom. It will also be held at the library in the library’s DeMayo conference room. Patrons who would like to attend at the library can come and watch the presentation on the library’s large projection screen. If you attend at the library in person, you will also have a chance to ask questions of the presenters though they will not be present in person

The mother/daughter team, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban call themselves Grounded Goodwife. For more information about them, click here.

To sign-up to attend in-person, call the library at 203-468-3890. To attend over Zoom and to request the Zoom link for the program, please send an email to Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org

Extra parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot on 250 Main Street (across the street from the library), in the KeyBank parking lot next to the library (after 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays) and in the Stop and Shop lot behind the library, accessible from Messina Drive.