How to Adopt-a-Spot

Everyone in Hastings can officially adopt and tend a public space through the Village's Adopt-a-Spot  program. Adopting a Spot means keeping your Spot litter-free and tended. You can also install a pollinator garden! 

1. Review the Guidelines for an overview of Adopter responsibilities. 

2. Select a spot from Our List or suggest your own! 

3. Apply! Start your adoption by filling out an Application form.

4. Once OK'd, the Village will provide an Agreement with plan details for you to sign.

Adopt-a-Spot Projects in Progress

Spotlight on HPP's 5 Corners Garden

HPP volunteers tending the garden in June 2022. See more about this spot.
Same angle, May 2021: a neglected tangle of mugwort & wild carrot. Both are European plants; mugwort is considered especially disruptive to ecosystems

Want to Volunteer, but not alone? 

Form a neighborhood group, or join the Hastings Beautification Committee, Vine Squad, or Hillside Woods Restoration Project.

Can't Volunteer, but Want to Contribute?

The Adopt-a-Spot program accepts donations. Click here to learn how to be a Sponsor.

Rogue's Gallery

Nora Galland and family have transformed this traffic island on Southside Avenue

Girl Scout meadow @ Merrill & Hamilton

Lottie @ train station parking lot

Residents' of Zinsser Way traffic island

Spring Street Tree Pit

Oak tree planting @Tompkins Ave