Hastings Pollinator Pathway

Our Mission

The Hastings Pollinator Pathway supports pollinators by strategically linking large green spaces via networks of pollinator-friendly gardens on public and private land.

Why are we doing this? 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 companies 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 Hastings!

The Pathway in Hastings. Major arteries of the Hastings Pollinator Pathway plan include:

  • Inter-village pathways: the Old Croton Aqueduct & Saw Mill River

  • East-west connecting paths: Mt Hope Blvd and Farragut Avenue/Parkway

  • Every home garden, large and small

April 17th at the Hastings Farmers’ Market, 9:30am-1pm

How our free Seed Swap works: You share extra seeds from your stash, we organize, and make seeds available for pick up. Seeds include garden veggies and native flowers—and you're welcome to some seeds even if you don't contribute. Deadline for contributing is April 3rd. Click here for more info.

Our garden medallions will also be available for purchase, $10 cash.

Pollinator Pathways Presentation

Member Melissa Reavis gave Hastings residents an informative talk about pollinator pathway gardens, featuring gorgeous Hollander designs and practical how-to advice.

Watch the recording

Installing or expanding a garden is one of many ways to help the pollinator pathway project.

See what others in the northeast are doing to support pollinators as well as some municipal projects. Hastings' pathway will help connect H2H - the Housatonic to the Hudson.

Bee Pollinator Proud!

Available for purchase: 6" round metal medallions: $10 (plus $2.65 service fee, which covers postage to your house).

View the pathway that will connect us with other communities and add your pollinator garden to the map.

Check out upcoming events all around Westchester. Got one to list? Email us!