Learn How To Collect Native Seeds at the AFV Park Pollinator Garden
Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 2-4 pm. 11 Olympic Lane, Ardsley New York
Meet us at the AFV Pollinator Garden (near the food scrap bins) and we’ll show you how to collect, store, and grow native seeds. We’ll provide the simple supplies you’ll need to leave with open pollinated seeds. All ages invited!
Zoom: Mushrooms in Your Yard
Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm
Leaving leaves, sticks, stumps, branches, and logs in your gardens and woods provides you with a wonderful treat in autumn - mushrooms! Mushrooms are one of nature’s delights. Join Taro Letaka for this interesting and beautiful introduction to the mushrooms that may be appearing in your yard. Click here to register.
The Westchester Annual Seed Swap and Free Native Plant Seeds
Sunday, October 22, 10 am - 12 pm, Bedford Hills Community House, 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills
No need to bring seeds to get seeds (but if you have seeds bring them to swap). Come and enjoy this fun event with seeds and other native goodies to take home.
Garden Visit: Kathy Ever's Rewilded Yard
Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, 1 - 3 pm
Join us for our first garden visit event. Kathy presented a two part series last year on how she rewilded her yard in one year. See her webinars on the story and process. Now you can visit the gardens, meet the gardener, get inspired, ask questions, and seek advice. Click here to register. Refreshments will be served.
Zoom: Sustaining Wildlife in Fall and Winter Gardens
Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 pm
Master Gardener and native plant enthusiast Deb Ellis will share which flowers and shrubs are well-suited to sustain wildlife through fall and winter. She will also discuss modernizing fall cleanup, how “leaving the leaves” can nurture your garden, and how native plants can serve as a home and winter food source for pollinators and birds. Click here to register.
Pollinate Now: Bioregional Strategy for Habitat Restoration in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed
Evan Abramson, Principal at Landscape Interactions
Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 pm
Let’s focus locally in this presentation highlighting how we can support at-risk bees, butterflies and moths in the Hudson River Estuary watershed, the largest pollinator corridor in the United States, spanning 51 Hudson Valley communities across four watersheds. Pollinate Now is a roadmap for biodiversity and ecological resilience in New York State built by community and based on science. Learn what you can do in your own yards in this very informative webinar by the founder of the Pollinate Now initiative. Register here.
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Ardsley achieves Leadership Circle honor from National Wildlife Federations (NWF) Mayors' Monarch Pledge
Ardsley is one of a few municipalities in North America in 2022 that earned the Leadership Circle Award for the NWF Mayors' Monarch Pledge.
Mayor Nancy Kaboolian signed the Mayors' Monarch Pledge on April 11, 2022 and committed to take 14 actions in 2022 to support the survival of the endangered monarch butterfly and other threatened pollinators. All 14 were completed and on December 13 we received word that Ardsley earned the Leadership Circle award. Ardsley is now part of an expanding North American network of cities working to create habitat in public parks, public landscaping, vacant lots, roadsides, medians, green roofs, backyard gardens and open spaces throughout the entire community.
Through the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors' Monarch Pledge, cities and municipalities commit each year to create habitat and educate residents on how to make a difference at home or in their community. Mayors who take the pledge commit to at least three of 30 action items to help save the monarch butterfly. For more information about the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, please go to: NWF.org/MayorsMonarchPledge.
Introducing Our New Mailbox Gardens How-To Guides
You asked for it and we created it - a step- by- step guide to create a pollinator garden. We give you the design, the materials and quantities you'll need, and the list of plants. Four different garden sizes in each guide. You buy the plants, dig them in, and watch them grow. Check them out - it's easy!
Full-Part Sun Pollinator Wildflower Mailbox Gardens
Full to Part Sun Pollinator Grass and Sedge Mailbox Gardens
Part Shade Pollinator Mailbox Gardens
Full to Part Sun Monarch Butterfly Mailbox Garden
Join Our Public Garden Maintenance Team!
Three wonderful native plant pollinator gardens were created in the spring of 2022. One at the Ardsley Public Library (April 23), one at AFV Park (May 14) and one at Hart's Brook Park and Preserve (May 21). These gardens are fueled by volunteers to create, install and maintain the gardens. They will not be maintained in any way by Greenburgh or Ardsley. So, we need YOU for the 2023 season! It is a fun team and many friendships were made in 2022.
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Free garden consults are available to those wishing to support pollinators, birds, and our ecosystem in their yards. To request your free garden consult, email us.
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