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Historic Schaefferstown is hosting an afternoon tea for garden enthusiasts, anyone interested in learning to make natural dyes and, well, folks who like tea.

The Afternoon Garden Tea on the Farm will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at the Alexander Schaeffer House and Farm, 213 S. Carpenter St., Schaefferstown. Suggested donation is $5.

The rain-or-shine event includes an heirloom garden walk, a presentation by Suzanne Fry on using plants to make natural dyes, a visit to the dry house, information on heritage farm animals, and a display of gardening books. Refreshments will be available, and heirloom seeds will be for sale.

Guests are encouraged to bring chairs.

According to the Historic Schaefferstown Inc. website, guests are also asked to wear a mask. The tour will be self-guided to encourage social distancing.

For more details, call 717-949-2244. Register by sending an email to historicschaefferstowngarden@aol.com.

The gardens at the Historic Alexander Schaeffer Farmhouse. (Historic Schaefferstown)
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Tom Knapp

Tom has been a professional journalist for nearly four decades. In his spare time, he plays fiddle with the Irish band Fire in the Glen, and he reviews music, books and movies for Rambles.NET. He lives with his wife, Michelle, and has four children: Vinnie, Molly, Annabelle and Wolf.