Piedmont Arts has officially cut the ribbon on its new Pollinator Path. Preliminarily funded by the Harvest Foundation’s Project Hope grant, the Pollinator Path has grown beyond anyone’s imagination. Stretching from the museum’s parking lot to the corner of Starling and Mulberry, this addition to the landscape of Martinsville is something the entire community can be proud of.
With the help of the Pollinator Path committee and hundreds of volunteers from local garden clubs, school clubs, after-school programs, and churches, the Pollinator Path has started to bloom. Led by Piedmont Arts and CD Prillaman of Prillaman Landscaping Dimensions LLC, native plants and flowers have taken root and have cultivated an entire ecosystem all their own.
This project, while now past phase one, is gearing up for the next phases which will include educational raised beds, bee hives, public art, and eventually connecting to the Silver Bell Trail on the Dick and Willie Trail System, making this pathway a connected part to the larger Martinsville and Henry County community. Please reach out to Lauren Ellis, Programs and Public Relations Coordinator, for more information on how to get involved.
Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at PiedmontArts.org.