Ardsley Pollinator Pathway

Making significant change, one yard at a time.  

This documentary is a feast for the eyes and soul. Check out A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee. This award winning short documentary inspires us to protect and provide habitat for all creatures and to prevent the extinction of the most vulnerable. Plant away!! We make the difference.

Spring Plant Sales!

Hilltop Hanover Farm Annual and Vegetable Plant Orders now open until March 31st

Now is the perfect time to start planning for fresh vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Order now to ensure you get your farm-grown plants for your best garden ever!  We are accepting preorders in our online store now until March 31st. Pick-up is mid-May. If you have specific questions about the plant sale please contact Jess Farrenkopf at jess@hilltophanoverfarm.orgNative plants will not be available for online pre-ordering, but will be sold at the Farm Stand during the pre-order pick up weekend and throughout the rest of the season as they mature.  

Upcoming Events:

 

February 16, 7:00 - 8:30. Organic and Awesome Lawns with Paul Tukey. Zoom. Free.

Join us for a virtual presentation from Paul Tukey, the author of the best-selling book, The Organic Lawn Care Manual, for a review of how he has helped homeowners, college campuses and businesses across North American achieve a beautiful landscape without the use of synthetic chemical products. The emphasis will be on take-home, how-to information, and questions you can pose to your landscaper.

  Register here. 


March 4 (snow date March 5), 10 am to noon: Ardsley Pollinator Pathway and Saw Mill River Coalition Vine Cutting. 

For those 12 and above. Come save some trees and have some fun on the Ardsley section of the South County Trail way. 

Register here


March 12, noon to 4:30 at the Ardsley Community Center. Spring Garden Festival. Join the Ardsley Pollinator Pathway and the Ardsley Garden Club for this in-person event to welcome spring and get us geared up for spring planting. 


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 News:

Ardsley achieves Leadership Circle honor from National Wildlife Federations (NWF) Mayors' Monarch Pledge 

Ardsley is one of a few municipalities nationwide 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 (new!)

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.

Please click here to fill out the survey concerning your willingness and preferences. Thank you so much!

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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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Our Mission

The Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Project's mission is to raise awareness, educate, and encourage the participation of Ardsley’s residents, businesses, government, and other organizations in the creation and maintenance of healthy pollinator habitats in the Village of Ardsley.

 The world’s community of pollinators is in crisis. 

There are numerous causes for this decline, with habitat loss and pesticide use at the top. 

Conservation techniques work! When homeowners, governmental agencies and private businesses commit to expanding pollinator-friendly, pesticide-free habitats, we will change the future for pollinators and secure our own. We encourage your home to become a node on a path through Ardsley

 No effort is too small! We need your help. They need your help. 

Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Map 

 View our growing pathway that will connect us  with other communities. Add your own pollinator garden to the map. Click on the purple flower pins to learn more about each steppingstone in our pathway.

Visit the Ardsley CAN by 2030! website to learn more about how you can easily reduce your carbon footprint and make small changes to act sustainably.