2017 Farm-to-Fork Event - Friday, Aug.18, 6:30 pm 

Please join us for our 3rd Annual Farm-to-Fork Tasting and Silent Auction on August 18, 2017 at the lovely Granville Inn to relax and celebrate summer, sample local foods, and enjoy a silent auction. Festivities will start at 6:30 pm.  Tickets may be ordered via Paypal.  Proceeds from the event will assist the Trust in safeguarding over 1,100 acres of protected land and provide funding for future projects and operations.


Read for the Land: April 29, 3 - 4 pm

A reading and discussion group of the Licking Land Trust.

Our topic: Digging Deeper: American Indian Perspectives of the Newark Earthworks

Our speaker: Dr. Richard Shiels, Founding Director of Ohio State University's Newark Earthworks Center and an officer of World Heritage Ohio. Dr. Shiels is retired from teaching history at the Ohio State University, where he received the Alumni Distinguised Teaching Award.

Location:  Licking County Library (Main Library - Downtown Newark), 101 W. Main St., Newark, Room A

Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 3 - 4 pm


We will be discussing excerpts from Dr. Shiels' book:

"The Newark Earthworks: Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings."

 Click here to download the readings.


You can purchase the book on Amazon. com and proceeds will go to the Newark Earthworks Center. Look for: The Newark Earthworks. Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings. Lindsay Jones and Richard D, Shiels, editors. University of Virginia Press, 2016.  

Come for the discussion even if you haven't had a chance to read the material!


Annual Potluck and Membership Meeting, Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 pm

Please come to the Land Trust's 2016 Potluck Banquet and Membership Meeting.  Join us as we share good food and friendship.  


Welcome our special guest speaker:  

Heather Taylor-Miesle, 
Executive Director, 
Ohio Environmental Council


Making Progress in a Political World


Please bring your own table service (plate, silverware) and your favorite dish to share for what promises to be an enjoyable and informative evening.   

Date and Time:   Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 pm

Location:   Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road, Granville, OH



Read for the Land - a reading and discussion group of the Licking Land Trust, Sunday, October 16, 3 - 4 pm

Our Topic:  “Community Conservation:  The Intersection of Conservation and Historic Preservation”

Sunday, October 16, 3 – 4 p.m., River Road Coffeehouse, River Rd., Granville. 

Join the very first gathering of “Read for the Land”, a reading and discussion group of LLT.  Nancy Recchie and Jeff Darbee, principals of the Benjamin D. Rickey Historic Preservation Company, will lead the session.  

Three short preparatory readings are available here:

Article 1: With Heritage So Rich

Article 2: More Conservation for More People

Article 3: Time & Place: Historic Preservation & Land Conservation

But come for the discussion on Oct. 16 even if you haven’t read the material!


Farmland Preservation Celebration, with Sheep Herding Demo, Saturday, Sept. 17 9:30 a - 12 p

We invite all ages to a Farmland Preservation Celebration at the Stair-Hughes Farm in Newark, OH.  The fun starts at 9:30 am and ends at noon. Light refreshments included. 

What's Happening:

9:30 am Welcome

10 am Sheep Herding Demo

11 am Chat with landownders about land preservation options 

11:30 am Scenic Views Walk 

Where?  Stair-Hughes Farm, 4603 Horns Hill Road, Newark, OH  43055

Please RSVP to the Licking County Soil and Water District -- one of the event co-sponsors!  E-mail LCSWD at or call 740-670-5330, by Sept. 14.  Event will take place rain or shine! Dress for the weather and farm activities.

Event sponsored by:  Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District, Licking Land Trust, Licking County Farm Bureau, and Ohio Preserved Farmland (OH Dept. of Agriculture).