Promoting sustainability in Worthington, Ohio
Sustainable Worthington promotes action VERY locally – here in Worthington, Ohio. Please join us if you would like to:
- Develop a more walkable, bikeable, bus-friendly community
- Encourage year-round access to locally grown food
- Support a greener community
- Build a more vibrant community and local economy
- Work with other communities to develop regional sustainability practices
Projects in Sustainable Worthington are entirely member driven. Sub-groups help projects move forward and members to connect. Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings and events. Our Sustainable Worthington Flyer (in pdf format) contains a summary of information about Sustainable Worthington. Click on a link below to learn more about specific projects:
- PreCycle Day (Winner of SWACO's 2011 Good Neighbor Emerald award !!!)
- Urban Forest Restoration (Mose Wright Nature Area)
- Biking (includes map of all bike parking in Worthington)
- Community Garden
- Demonstration Rain Garden
- Farmers Market
Earth Day 2015 in Worthington
Moses Wright Urban Forest Invasives Pull and Native Species Planting
Host: City of Worthington Parks and Recreation Department, In partnership with Sustainable Worthington
The City of Worthington and Sustainable Worthington have another Earth Day project in the works at the Moses Wright Nature Area. This lovely urban forest has undergone great changes since SW adopted it six years ago, and this year we will be doing a lot more planting than in year’s past. Yes, we still plan to uproot, mangle, and destroy nasty invasive plants, but then native plants will be planted directly into the cleared forestland.
The area we will be tackling is along the eastern edge of the forest, along Greenwich Street. In particular we will be clearing out the area bound by the street and the parking lot, and it will be cleared and restored in one fell swoop. There is also plenty of weeding all over the area for volunteers who have a vendetta against garlic mustard!
Where: Moses Wright Nature Area, 245 East Granville Road at East Granville Park, along Greenwich Street
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 a.m.-12 noon
How to find us (at the site): Meet at the parking lot on Greenwich St. off E. Granville Road. Do NOT park in the parking lot, since we will be working there. Instead, park at the sound end of the park on East New England Street.
Needed supplies: Sturdy garden gloves, Honeysuckle Poppers, garden forks, mattocks, pruners, garden saws; shovels, weeders, and trowels for planting. NO CHAINSAWS. Also bring energy snacks, sunscreen and a hat (depending on how long you work), closed shoes.
The Moses Wright Nature Area features some of Worthington's most diversified habitat and serves as an interpretive site for forest succession. Sustainable Worthington is sponsoring this forest restoration project, eradicating invasive species that aggressively crowd out native plants, reintroducing native plants, thus helping restore the natural ecological balance.
Sustainable Worthington Community Meeting
The community at large is invited to a meeting to talk about SW's mission, projects and ideas/energy for sustainability projects moving forward. Sustainable Worthington has accomplished a great deal over the past 8 years and truly made a difference in our community. We hope you can attend this upcoming meeting, and share your experiences with and your vision for SW moving forward. Join us Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 7-9 pm at the Old Worthington Library.
All are welcome to come and hear updates from our interest groups:
- plastic bags/litter
- Precycle Day
- Community Garden
- Urban Forest/Moses Wright Nature Area
Meeting attendees at Old Worthington Library are encouraged to carpool whenever possible and must park in areas other than the three (3) library parking lots, with the exception of those with handicap parking permits.