Continuing our Sharing Pollinator Pathway Success Stories series, from a temperate forest in the Appalachian foothills, the Licking County, Ohio Pollinator Pathway sprang into action with a 4H-Club pocket park that framed its forward momentum. Local groups decided to organize the Pathway at the county level with libraries and land trusts as allies. They used the Pollinator Pathway website template, giving it a two-thumbs up as their platform for cross- promoting events like a milkweed giveaway, that drew hundreds of people and a banner newspaper headline “Licking County Groups Building Gardens to Save Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators.” According to Susan King, the County’s Pathway leader, “From one little garden, it’s spreading fast. Now all the churches are on board and people ask, ‘How can I help?’”
Licking County Pollinator Pathway hosted a seed collection. After seeds dried and were processed, seed packets were available to the public via the Community Seed Library at Granville Public Library.
For more about the Licking, Ohio Pathway, check out their website HERE.
To listed to the full webinar recording, click HERE. If you want to tune into Susan’s~10 minute section, start at 24:46