Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban, Grounded Goodwife, will present the Herbal Survival Kit Workshop with the Morris Public Library Online, via Zoom, Tuesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required with the library: or 860-567-7440.

Herbal Survival Kit – Be Prepared For What Comes Your Way This Winter!

The Grounded Goodwife will introduce 3 natural, effective DIY remedies to dropkick a winter bug before it even takes hold (or at least shorten its duration): Chemical-Free Hand Sanitizer, Plague-Be-Gone Roll-On, Nix the Vicks Herbal Vapor Rub.

Since time began, plant medicine – the science of using herbs and natural remedies – has been the world’s primary form of promoting health and treating illness. You can stay healthy when everyone around you gets sick! Antiviral herbs/ingredients, along with a strong immune system, can make all the difference. Build your wellness herbal apothecary, breeze through the winter, and be ready to enjoy spring!


Ehris Urban, owner of Woodbury, CT’s Grounded Holistic Wellness, believes, “if you’re grounded, you can navigate even the bumpiest roads in peace.” She grew up in a family passionate about holistic medicine. Ehris is a green witch, herbalist, holistic nutritionist, and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy. Additionally, Ehris is a Flower Essence Therapy practitioner Ehris is also a certified Ingham Method reflexologist. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, she is also a certified ESL teacher.

Velya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” Zany and gregarious, she is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and herstory unsanitized expert. Moving into a 1770 Connecticut farmhouse ignited Velya’s obsession with the colonial era, and led to her entertainingly-informative presentation, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife. Velya has a few too many rescue dogs and cats, is happiest with a fresh stack of library books, loves thrift shops, and is passionate about alternative medicine.

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