Free Gardening Class!

 

Have you always wanted to to grow a vegetable garden, but weren’t sure how to begin?

Join MOSAIC Community Land Trust for our free class:
“How to Design, Plan & Start a Home Garden”!

Wednesday, February 24th at 6:00 pm in the Martha Porter Community Room at the Pottstown Public Library. Let us know by e-mail to Tracy Purdy (tracy.purdy@temple.edu) or Laura Washington (wash5000@msn.com) if you plan on attending.

Bring a friend and join us for a fun night of dreaming of Spring and designing your new garden!

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Happy New Year!

MOSAIC Makes a Statement-So Can You!

MOSAIC Community Gardens have an all-new logo! Help us spread the word, plant the seed and change our neighborhood by purchasing a T-shirt for $16 (front and back printed in sizes for the whole family), tote bag, magnet or button displaying the MOSAIC logo. Contact Mary-Beth Bacallao at flyeredup8831@gmail.com or Laura Washington at wash5000@msn.com to get your goods today!

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Here’s what we have:

Standard size reusable tote bags $10 and Jumbo size reusable tote bags $15 Mugs – $10 Magnets – $10 Buttons – $6

 

 

Pine Hill

Thank You!

Pine Hill Farms and the Heylmun Family supported MOSAIC Community Land Trust through our annual Christmas Tree Sale! Thank you to the Heylmuns and everyone who purchased a tree and donated to MOSAIC. We appreciate the support of the Heylmun family year after year.

TEENAGERS WELCOME!

Beginning February 18, from 6 to 8 PM, MOSAIC will partner with ArtFusion, STRIVE, Olivet Boys and Girls Club to present My Voice, a 12-week program for teens. Healthy meal preps, art journaling, music and theatre workshops will be provided. Through fun, interactive experiences, My Voice will increase the involvement of young people in their community by asking them to visually articulate their ideal community, resulting in a visual art canvas, short film and relevant artistic renditions that define and embody the voice of young peoples’ dreams for Pottstown. This program is graciously sponsored in part by Olivet Boys and Girls Club.

On the 18th, an information session will be held prior to the workshop for parents and youth alike.  A warm meal will be prepared and served by the entire group!

 Please contact ArtFusion at (610) 326-2506 to register.

Together we are stronger—one community, many voices!

Painting with a Purpose

Jackson Pollock your hero? Renoir make your heart race? Join MOSAIC and ArtFusion on Saturday, February 13! From 7-9 PM, you can let your inner Picasso shine for a good cause! BYOB and snacks, and maybe a smock or two in case you’re inspired to do some abstract art on yourself! $20 per ticket or $35 per two ticket purchase. Proceeds to benefit Mosaic/ArtFusion summer programming.

Register online at artfusion19464.org or at ArtFusion, 254 E. High Street, Pottstown. Hope to see you there!

Amazon Smile – An Easy Way to Give and Get!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.  MOSAIC CLT is now available as your charitable organization on Amazon Smile!  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. For more information, please go to

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_aas_redirect?ie=UTF8&qid=1453292501&ref=spkl_3_1_2279808142

Believe It or Not… Spring IS COMING!!!! Get your gloves on!

Now accepting applications for the 2016 growing season!  Everyone is welcome to join us this season at the Mosaic Community Gardens – a safe place for the entire family to grow, learn, share and play!  For your annual one-time contribution, Mosaic will supply all of the tools, seeds, plants, dirt and water you need to grow yourself a fantastic garden!  The first planting weekend is set for Saturday, May 14 – 15.  We will prepare to plant, dig-in and enjoy ourselves the entire weekend!  All are welcome to put down some roots with MOSAIC!

 

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Join MOSAIC Community Gardens

for a

CANNING Session!

Learn how to preserve your harvest for enjoyment all through the winter!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

YWCA 315 King Street, Pottstown

(610) 323-1888

To Register, Email Laura Washington at

wash5000@msn.com or call (484) 300-2410

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MOSAIC Holiday Party

Save the date!!

Mosaic Community Land Trust
and ArtFusion19464
Cordially Invite You to Our
WINTER HOLIDAY GATHERING
Friday, December 11, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
ArtFusion19464
254 East High Street Pottstown, Pennsylvania
We will celebrate this holiday season with great music, food, art and refreshments!
Please let us know if you are planning to join us:
info@artfusion19464.org or call 610.326.2506

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Buy your holiday tree and give to MOSAIC!

Don’t forget — go to Pine Hill Tree Farms in Pottstown to pick up your tree this year, and give a gift to MOSAIC Community Land Trust as well!  Click on the link below to download and print out the flyer, fill out the form, and present it when you purchase your tree — purchase a tree priced $25 or more between now and December 24, and $10 of the total purchase price will be donated to Mosaic Community Land Trust Community Gardens!  But you must present the flyer!!  Thank you!!

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The Garden Season may be Over, but the FUN is Never DONE!

Do you miss the gardens already?  Yeah, we do too…but we’re still buzzin’ around town with events, workshops and working to plan a successful 2016 season!  Let us all stay motivated to grow our gardens!  Here are ways for you and your family or friends to play a part in garden growth or to simply celebrate:

Holiday Party, Mosaic has teamed up with ArtFusion19464

Please join us on Friday, December 11 from 6-8 PM for our annual holiday party.  This year, we have teamed up with ArtFusion19464 (located at 254 E. High Street) to celebrate our great past and our blooming future!  Learn what ArtFusion19464 is all about and see the conceptual design of their new location!  Celebrate Mosaic’s past growing season and find out more about the affordable housing initiative!  Our holiday party is absolutely free!  Please RSVP via email at info@artfusion19464.org or by calling 610-326-2506 if you plan to attend.  We look forward to celebrating with you!

Holiday Tree Sales at Pine Hill

Pine Hill Tree Farm, a local tree grower, has committed to donating $10 for each tree purchased by Mosaic Community Land Trust supporters.  The tree donations cards will hit the stores around Pottstown along with social media sites and Mosaic’s website by the end of next week!  Electronic versions of the card will be sent out via email and other avenues.  Pine Hill Tree Farm has been in the tree business for many years and has many varieties and sizes to offer.  Please consider purchasing your tree at their location in support of local tree grower and “your favorite local non-profit”!

Call for Board Members

Mosaic is looking to grow its board membership in 2016.  Are you interested in helping our community flourish?  Please keep an eye open for an official solicitation letter and/or email.  You can also visit our website for more information www.mosaicclt.org.

Call for Garden Committee Members

Mosaic provides more programs, events and gardening opportunities than ever before!  We could sure use your help!  Please use Facebook, Twitter, email or a simple telephone call to find out more about joining our garden committee.  However, if joining a committee doesn’t work for you but you would like to volunteer throughout the growing season, please consider becoming a garden ambassador!  Garden ambassadors who volunteer during 6 or more events or garden days will receive a beautiful Mosaic canvas tote along with an “Ambassador” apron!

Garden Contest 2016

Be on the lookout for more information about the 2016 garden contest!  The contest just keeps growing!  In the works are two contest this year!  One open to all residents (renters or homeowners alike) living in the Borough of Pottstown and one open to all residents living in the Borough of Boyertown!  There will be a garden contest website, Facebook page and a forum for folks to reach out for advice, information and other support.  Thanks to the help and support of the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, the contest has taken root and is thriving!  More information to come in January!

Garden Location

We are looking for you to let us know where you would like to see the next garden crop up!  Mosaic is looking to collaborate with a local school, church or other organization who is interesting in popping in a community garden at their location.  Please contact Mosaic with your interest or recommendation via our “contact us” page on our site at www.mosaicclt.org.

Canning Class Coming Up!

Another “Canning Basics2” workshop is in the works!  Lookout for a separate communication regarding the details of the class.

We hope to see you throughout the winter…how can you resist?!  But if we don’t…

Mosaic hopes that you and your family have a safe and happy winter season!


CALL FOR BOARD CANDIDATES-2016

Mosaic is seeking two or three individuals who meet the criteria for membership and who have a sincere interest in helping the organization fulfill its purposes and mission. The Board meets monthly 11 times during the year and members are expected to participate as volunteers in various activities of the organization and to contribute financially as they are able. Information about Mosaic can be found here on the website and potential members will receive an orientation before making a commitment if they desire. Board elections will be held in May of 2016. Interested persons should contact Dave Garner, Board Secretary at dggarner1@comcast.net or 484-945-0777 to follow up further.

Criteria for membership/for election to board

Any person at least 18 years old who supports the purposes of [Mosaic Community Land Trust], who completes the application and who has paid an annual membership fee set by the Board or received a waiver of the fee based on criteria established by the corporation including providing labor, goods or services.

Purposes of Mosaic

The corporation is formed to carry out educational and charitable activities within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, including:

To provide permanently affordable access to land, homes and workplaces for current and future community members of low and moderate income.

To acquire and hold land in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

To prevent land and resource speculation which conflict with the community’s interest in conserving land and access to permanently affordable housing.

To develop and exercise responsible, ecological practices which preserve, protect, and enhance the land’s natural, scenic, recreational, and productive attributes.

To serve as a model in land stewardship and community development and to enable others to support and participate in these initiatives by providing information, resources, and expertise.

Mission of Mosaic

MOSAIC Community Land Trust provides permanently affordable housing and healthy living choices to people of modest means, and through education and participation, creates a vital community with a focus on arts and culture to stabilize neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in Pottstown.


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