Fishing Creek Herb Guild

        About Us
                                   What are we about?
The Fishing Creek Herb Guild offers an opportunity for gardeners to learn about a variety of herbs. The guild meets monthly from March through December. Each month a selected herb is studied for its uses including medicinal, culinary and decorative.
Each meeting offers presentations featuring a wide list of topics of herb and garden related information. Members share their knowledge, experiences and often times, their plants. Gardening trials and tips are shared with the membership. At the close of each meeting, guild members share a taste of homemade foods using the selected herb of the month.

 

 

 

The Guild History
     The Herb Guild was founded in 1989 with its first meeting held at Green Horizons Farm. 
The first annual summer picnic was held at the Montour Preserve.

       Guild meetings moved from the Herb Shop at Green Horizons to The Wellness Center, to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, to Wesley United Methodist Church, to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church to Shiloh Bible Church in Almedia to St. Luke Lutheran Church, Lightstreet.

      Since 1990, the Guild has entered an agriculture exhibit at the Bloomsburg Fair with the purpose of educating the public about herbs. The Fair Committee continues to win accolades for the Guild with their creativity each year.


       In 1991, the Guild planted an Herb Garden in the Bloomsburg Town Park. The Park Garden Committee tends the town park garden and butterfly bushes.

       The Library Gift Committee was started in 1992. Each year the Guild donates an herb book to the libraries of its members. That same year, a scholarship was established and is given annually to a student majoring in horticulture or agriculture.

       In 2000, the Guild formed the Barton House Garden Committee. Members plant and maintain the garden at the Caleb Barton House, which is the original site of the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Garden tours are given to the public during the Fair. 

      Our members hail from Benton, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Danville, Hughesville, McAdoo, Millville, Nescopeck, Northumberland, Orangeville, Plymouth, Stillwater, Sunbury, Turbotville and Unityville. 

      Guests are welcome to audit one Guild meeting. New members may join at any meeting for a $15 fee. Members are encouraged to attend all meetings.