Fishing Creek Herb Guild

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Guild Meetings
are held on the
third Thursday 
of each month
at 6:30 p.m. 
unless noted
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   March 15
   April 19
   May 17
   June 21
   July 19
   August 16
September 13
  October 18
November 15
December 13
Diana's Dill Crop

The Fishing Creek 

     Herb Guild

Welcome to our website. We hope that you enjoy your visit with our club and we'll look forward to seeing you at our next Guild meeting.
Hops ~ Herb of the Year
Herb of the       Year      
Guild Trip Group returned to Buckhorn! Thanks to JoAnne, Loretta, Karen and Corinne for planning and executing this year's Herb Guild trip. What a wonderful adventure (akin to herding cats) but everyone got home safely.
Summer Picnic at the Pavillion
May Plant Auction
The Plant Auction was well stocked with plant donations from our members. Thank you to 
Bobbi F and her Plant Auction Committee and to everyone who donated to the event.
What has the Barton House Committee been up to lately?
The "History Comes Alive" Civil War Living History weekend was a great success! Our Barton House Herb Guild Committee was busy preparing the house and gardens to welcome area school children on May 4th and the general public for this community event that was held May 4-6 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Check out the photos on the  Barton House Gardens page.
The New News
The next meeting will be Thursday, August 16th, at 6:30 pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Lightstreet. The topic for our program will be "Herbal Gifts from the Garden" with Susanna Reppart Brill of The Rosemary House and Gardens. Dawn Kreamer will discuss Rosemary, the August Herb of the Month.

The July program, "Food Safety and Your Produce", was presented by John Esslinger of Penn State Extension Services. Members learned a variety of methods to keep garden produce from being contaminated including water testing, keeping pets out of the garden, harvesting food in clean containers and washing produce individually with running water. 

Extension Services will hold a free informational workshop on the Spotted Lanternfly on August 30th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. They will also hold an agricultural seminar, "Fall into Gardening" on September 15 from 8 to 3:30 p.m for a small fee. Both sessions will be held at the Ag Services Bldg. on Sawmill Road in Bloomsburg. Call 570-316-6519 to register or go online at

The July Herb of the Month (and Year) is Hops and was presented by Brenda Aucker.

Linda K reviewed highlights of the bus trip to Ohio which included the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Art plus other Ohio gardens. Pictures are posted on the Garden Trips web page. If you wish to share trip photos, please send them to Webmaster Toni.

Members are asked to bring in fairy garden items for our Bloomsburg Fair exhibit. The theme this year is "Fairy Tales".

All members are reminded to see Janet D to select a meeting to help with hostess duties.
Garden Quote of the Month
A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. 
                                        -Luis Barragan