Real Housewives of NJ: Early American Women & Their Kitchen Garden

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Real Housewives of NJ: Early American Women & Their Kitchen Garden

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Mullica Hill Library Branch welcomes author, lecturer, and historian Lesley Parness for a fascinating presentation on the daily lives of the original “Real Housewives of New Jersey and their kitchen garden”.

Kitchen gardens in the 1700’s fed, healed, and clothed Early American families. The 18th century “huswife” skill set included “physicke, cookery, distillation, perfumery, the making of wool, hemp, flax, dayries, brewing, baking,” and, of course – gardening. Growing plants both Native American and from their homelands, these women turned their soup pots into the “melting pot” that is America and exemplified all the best qualities of plants-women and patriots.

This presentation is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council on the Humanities.

Available in-person or virtually.

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Mullica Hill Library
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(856) 223-6000

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Mullica Hill Library
389 Wolfert Station Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
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