There are over 35 members from Allegheny,
Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland Counties.
Members pay dues of $15.00 a year. Members receive a
monthly newsletter which consists of 8 full pages of information on the coming months Program, Hostesses, Herb of the Month, Letter from the President, Social Reports, Herb recipes, gardening and much more.
From 1990-2011, an Annual Plant Sale was held in May at Heide Hall, Sarver. In 2012 a Fall Festival replaced the May sale. The Club has sponsored herbal trips both within and outside the state and scheduled many fine speakers for members.
The Allegheny Valley Herbcrafters was a small group of individuals who shared a love and passion for herbs. As an effort to further their interest and appreciation for the use of herbs, this group on April 24, 1985 chose to organize formally and adopted a new name, Herbal Thymes Club. The Herbal Thymes first public endeavor was as an exhibitor at the Saxonburg Arts Festival. In the early 1990's, at the request of the Saxonburg Library Board, the Club undertook the planning of a Shakespearean Garden. The Fragrance Garden at Roebling Park, the Kitchen Garden at the Burtner House, and assuming the maintenance of an herb garden at Cooper Cabin were efforts that soon followed. In 2001, the club added a Biblical Garden beside Heide Hall and St. Paul Lutheran Church.
President Georgia Stewart
1st Vice President Susan Selby
2nd Vice President Kathy Wescoat
Secretary Alicia Bellinotti
Treasurer Denise Elliott