The Illinois Valley Herb Guild was founded in 1991. The first meeting was held September 17, 1991 at the American Legion in Granville, Illinois. Founding members Barbara Bruch and Marge Stansell were active members of the Peoria Herb Guild, but although found the commute tiring.


     After much consideration, the two decided to form the Illinois Valley Herb Guild. The first meeting on "Homemade Vinegars" advertised in the local paper met with great success and added 45 members (and growing to over 50 charter members the first year).  Twenty-six years later the Illinois Valley Herb Guild carries on that tradition and members come from all points of the LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam and Bureau County areas.The focus of IVHG has been on Community Education and Service. So we pay an homage to the founders and charter members for their contributions.


     With the introduction of our new website IVHG.ORG in 2015 and our newly revised newsletter for members "The Thymes", we hope our contribution secures awareness of IVHG for decades to come. 







Amy Williams


Lorraine Terando


Vicki Gensini


Jackie Norris


Craig Arbet


Amy Williams



Illinois Valley Herb Guild

P.O. Box 483

Granville, IL 61326


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Thymes & Seasons Cookbook


     Compiled from recipes gathered from members.With an introduction on herbs for cooking and sections covering:  


Appetizers/ Beverages/ Soups/ Sandwiches/Salads/Breads/Butters/ Main Dishes/Fruits/Vegetables/Deserts etc...


450 pages & uses for herbs for your pets and home, garden, household tips. This really is packed full of great stuff. Become an Iron Chef in no time.


15.00 plus 3.00 S&H.

Get your IVHG gear...


     You will be the envy of the gardening world and pretty sure this will set off a fashion trend in Paris... Well that may be a stretch but why take the chance?


     You can get an IVHG garden apron for yourself and see what happens. Canvas apron with Garden image.


Just 10.00 plus 3.00 S&H