Ardsley Pollinator Pathway


Upcoming Events:

  • May 15 , 10 am - 2 pm: Ardsley Garden Club Plant Sale

Just in time for spring planting - get your annuals at the Ardsley Garden Club plant sale at the Community Center (on Center Street) from 10 am - 2 pm.

May 15 (rain date May 16), 1 pm - 4 pm: Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Garden Tour!

After picking up your plants at the Ardsley Garden Club Plant Sale, put on your sneakers, bring the kids, enjoy the glorious spring weather, and visit some of the gardens on our Ardsley Pollinator Pathway. Meet the gardeners (socially distanced, of course), hear their stories, enjoy the gardens, get inspired, ask questions, and be motivated to start your own pollinator habitats. Masks and social distancing are required. Register here.

“Electric Leaf Blowers and Sustainable Lawn Care” the next Rivertowns Pollinator Pathway Living Classroom presentation will be on May 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., the Rivertown Pollinator Pathway and the Irvington Green Policy Task Force will be presenting “Electric Leaf Blowers and Sustainable Lawn Care”, a talk by Jeff Cordulack, the Founder of Organic Ways and Means Landscaping. Jeff will discuss techniques for incorporating organic landscaping practices on your property, including how his company is only using electric-powered, as distinct from gas-powered, leaf blowers and other lawn maintenance equipment to promote sustainable environmental practices. This is a very timely topic for our communities. Because this will be a Zoom presentation, and you must register for this event: Register Here

March 31 and onward, 12:00 - free webinars. The Ecological Landscape Alliance invites you to join them for 'Wednesday Walks in the Garden', being presented on Wednesdays at 12:00pm EST, beginning on March 31st. The series will include twelve webinars covering a wide range of gardening topics to offer plant tips, gardening guidance, humor, and inspiration. For more information and to register click here

Living In Suburbia: The Urban and Suburban Ecosystem.

The Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County, in partnership with The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College and Watershed Agricultural Council, will be hosting a three-part series of "lunch and learn" webinars titled "Living In Suburbia: The Urban and Suburban Ecosystem." The "Soil: What's In Your Yard?" webinar will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. May 20. The "Water: Where Does It Come From And Where Does It Go?" webinar will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 10. And the "Urban and Suburban Landscapes: What Can Go Wrong?" webinar will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. September 9. The webinars will be led by educators and experts in their fields. They are free of charge. General and registration information is available at:

Get your Pollinator Garden on the Westchester County Pollinator Garden Tour on Sunday, June 13! Big, small, mature or just starting - it doesn't matter. Sign up here.

See more learning opportunities, most free!

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.

  • One in four native bee species are facing extinction.

  • There are significant declines in other pollinator populations as well, which include beetles, ants, birds, moths, butterflies, flies, gnats, and small mammals, such as bats.

  • Pollinators are responsible for the reproduction of 80-95% of plant species on earth.

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.