How do I qualify to be an Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Garden?
Any pesticide-free garden that provides food and habitat with pollinator-friendly native and non-native plants is a pollinator garden. Get started with just a plant or two! You can grow your garden gradually. This is not about size - it is about a commitment moving forward. Residents can add anywhere from one pollinator-friendly tree or planter to a small pollinator garden, to a full meadow.
We only have three requirements to get on our growing map:
Go pesticide/chemical free (the ideal) or significantly reduce your use of 'cides unless there is no choice
Plant native plants
Rethink your lawn (consider organic fertilizer; leave grass clippings on your lawn/mulch mow leaves; convert some lawn area to native plants; leave some leaves in beds/non-lawn areas for overwintering insects)
Ready to join the movement? Add your garden to our growing map by filling out the form below!
The Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Map
Ardsley is a stepping stone on a large migratory pathway that stretches way beyond its borders. Together with neighboring municipalities we can help support the ecological health of the region. Add your garden to the map - just fill out the form below.