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Landscape for Life

4-Part Workshop Series | December 11- 14 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Licking County Library - Newark | 101 W. Main St. Newark

The Park District, Licking County Library - Newark and Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District are offering a series of four classes from Dec 11 - Dec 14 called Landscape for Life™. This interactive learning series will cover soils, water practices, plants practices, sustainable materials, pollinators, and maintenance. Each class will have "homework" intended to help you plan your yard. Learn how you can create a great-looking property that's healthier for you and the environment and that saves time and money. Participants will receive a comprehensive student manual and information on local resources! Start planning now for your gardening plans next spring!  

This free program is part of the library's lifelong learning series, Empowered Minds. The focus of this signature service is healthy aging and enrichment for the retirement-age citizens of Licking County. All adults are welcome. Empowered Minds is supported by a sustaining gift from Robert Trimble Jr., a lifelong learner, and, in part, by Licking County Senior Levy.  Register

Winter Sowing Week :  January  14- 20, 2024
Grow your own native plants:
Winter seed starting workshops

Native Ohio plants are essential to pollinators, local food webs and ecosystems. Despite high demand for pollinator-friendly flowers and shrubs, many plants native to Ohio are difficult to find and buy locally. The timing and techniques for growing native plants from seed are different than those used for vegetable garden plants like cucumbers or tomatoes. 

Learn how to grow your own native plants for your garden at one of three hands-on winter sowing workshops. Learn a simple “set it and forget it" method to germinate native Ohio seeds–no greenhouse, grow lights or other fancy equipment required! 

Grow plants for your home garden or landscape, plus enough extras to pass along to neighbors or donate them to a Pollinator Pathway plot or plant sale. Similar to the "plant a row for the hungry" movement which encourages gardeners to grow extra vegetables for local food pantries, workshop participants are encouraged to “plant a plot for hungry pollinators!”

Winter Sowing Week :  January  14- 20, 2024

January 17, 2024

Licking County Community Center for 60+ Adults

Bryn Du Mansion | 537 Jones Rd |  Granville
1:15 - 3 p.m. 


January 18, 2024

Licking Park District
Infirmary Mound Park

James Bradley Center | 4351 Lancaster Rd | Granville
7 -8:30 p.m. 


January 20, 2024

The Dawes Arboretum

7770 Jacksontown Rd | Newark
10 a.m. - 12 noon
1 - 3 p.m. 


Coming in 2024:
Bradford Pear "Bounty" 

Be a bounty hunter in your backyard: remove invasives!

Reward for removal:
FREE pollinator-friendly replacement tree 

Bradford pear trees (Pyrus calleryana) escaped cultivation, forming dense thickets that displace native plants and the pollinators and other wildlife that depend on them.  

It is now illegal to sell, grow, or plant Bradford pear and callery pear trees in Ohio. To stop the spread of this harmful invasive plant, Pollinator Pathway will be launching a Bradford pear "bounty" program which offers a reward of a FREE pollinator-friendly native tree for each invasive Bradford or callery pear tree removed by property owners in Licking County.

Registration & more information coming soon! 

Dates to celebrate

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: February 26- March 3
Ohio Native Plant Month: April
Earth Day: April 22
Arbor Day: April 30
Stewardship Week:  April 30-May 7
American Wetlands Month: May
World Bee Day:  May 20
National Pollinator Month: June
National Pollinator Week: June 19-25
National Moth Month: July
National Moth Week: July 22- 30