Pollinator Gardens  at Home

How to Start or Expand Your Home Garden

List of local and online nurseries that sell native pollinator plants and can help you get started. 

Join our Seed Swap!

New to gardening? See a beginner's Step-by-step guide.

You can also get help by enlisting an eco-minded landscape architect or by connecting with a local native planting neighbor.

And it always helps to get some inspiration by visiting a local professional garden.

If you'd like some free help with vines, the Hastings Vine Squad is happy to visit your property to identify invasive ones and offer tips on their removal.

Check out this overall resource, created just for Hastings, by a local gardener and landscape architect:

HPP_Pollineighbor Garden How-To (website v)

4 Simple Things You Can Do for a Healthier Yard

Mulch-mow your leaves or rake them into your beds. Click here for more our GPLB page and more info.

Visit our Pesticides page for more info. Pesticides kill pollinators - and are a contributing cause of cancers in people and pets. 

Join us in not mowing your lawn in early spring, to allow early foragers more range.  The clover, dandelions and violets that come up in your lawn provide food for early pollinators.

See link for more info.

Encourage Others: Display a Medallion

These 6" round metal medallions are for sale.
Order online here.

To add your garden to the map, click here.
To see where pollinator gardens are in Hastings, click here.