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November 13, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ashland Public Library

Schiesske Room
66 Front Street

Ashland, MA 01721
Betsy Williams
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Hybrid: Thanksgiving, America’s Favorite Feast Day: Food, Decorations and A Little Bit of History! *For Adults

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Thanksgiving is America’s harvest holiday, everyone’s favorite feast day! Thanksgiving’s history reaches back to the first English settlements in our country. The period of thanksgiving the early settlers held was a customary event, brought with them from England, marking gratitude and joy for a full harvest. It also marked the end of the growing season.

Herbs and vegetables played a large role in the traditional harvest and preparations for the non-growing season. 

Learn the plants involved in a full harvest, their historical uses and how to use them creatively and decoratively in your own Thanksgiving celebrations.

Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers. A life long gardener, herb grower and cook, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral, gardening and cooking skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. An entertaining lecturer, she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks and demonstrations. Learn more about Betsy on her website!

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Ashland Garden Club for this program. If you have time, pop into their monthly meeting at 10am on this same day to learn all about them! They tend to the APL's gardens (and many around town) so they have a special place in our hearts.

If you are joining us in person, there is no need to register, just show up!

But, please register for this event if you will be joining us virtually and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and the Ashland Garden Club.

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