Weekend Event Updates

Scarecrow-Making in the Gardens

A few new “garden members” joined the gardens during our scarecrow workshop on the 27th!  Thanks to Colonial Gardens for supplying the straw and to the families for their clothing donations which made the day a success!  #happyautumn #communitygardens
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Annual Honey Bee Festival

Mosaic was as busy as our bees in the gardens this weekend at the Annual Honey Bee Festival!  Thanks to our table team, Margo, Tracy and a few other volunteers.  We appreciate you!!! <3

Visit Colonial Gardens!

Haunted gardens, corn mazes and hay rides…Oh my!  Visit Colonial Gardens located on 724 in Phoenixville to celebrate the fall season!



scarecrowSunday, September 27, 2015

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Impromptu Garden (Scarecrow-Making) Day, THIS SUNDAY!

Mosaic Community Gardens
423 Chestnut Street
Pottstown, PA  19464

Spend time in the gardens located at 423 Chestnut Street as we use re-purposed clothing, shoes, paint, markers and hats along with straw bales donated by Colonial Gardens and branches from the beautifully-pruned maple in the back of the gardens to make cute scarecrows for each garden!  Bring your own re-purposed materials to make one to take home!  We will start at 2:00 PM and work until they are done!!!

What a beautiful day, MOSAIC Members!

We hope you have had a chance to get outdoors and smell the roses (there are quite a few still blooming at the gardens)!

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Don’t give up on those tomato plants just yet!

Our gardens are still producing…we even have a few PEACHES!!

Please take a look at what’s happenin’ in and around the gardens as we approach the end of another awesome season!


End of Season Survey

We need your input in order to provide the best community garden experiences around! Please take a moment (well maybe 3 minutes…tops) to complete the survey. The data collected is used in an effort to ensure we are meeting the needs of our gardeners and as a reporting tool to our funders! Let’s see if we can surpass our early season participation of 26 completed surveys!!!!! WE CAN DO IT! Another great prize will be awarded to one lucky survey participant for their participation! Each of you will receive an email shortly on how to complete the survey.


Water, weed, harvest and tidy up! ‘nough said… :-) Please keep in mind, a community garden bed membership is a full season commitment. Kindly treat it as such. Reach out if you need assistance or support in any aspect of caring for your garden. We are here to help!

The sheds at both gardens are in the process of getting makeovers to finish out the season! The shed at our 423 Chestnut Street gardens has been organized thanks to a cubbie system recently installed.  Take a little extra time and a li’l extra effort to keep it this way! The shed at our 615 Chestnut Street gardens has plenty of shelving and will also have a cubbie system installed in the upcoming week!

20150916_113952Community Gardens – Our gardens look better than ever, you all have been are participating in the effort to keep the gardens harvested, weeded and watered – Mosaic thanks you!Speaking of supplies…we have new gloves, tools and other items to replace some of the lost, damaged and worn items as we prepare for next year’s growing season!  Other organizational items will be assembled and setup to make weighing and bagging your vegetables easy!  Please let Laura Washington know if you know a “handy man or woman” who would love to volunteer an hour or two to assemble some of these items!

Marketing – A new graphics design is almost complete! The new design, along with our logo, will be printed on shirts, reusable bags, buttons and other groovy items!  “Bee” ready…it’s a great design!

301 Walnut Street Permaculture Garden – We plan to add new plantings such as trees and maybe a few shrubs  at the garden this Fall.  Thank you for your help and support in building such a great space…btw, there are several “volunteer” pumpkins, gourds and stalks of corn on location.  We think the corn came from a gift a little birdie let fly from the sky!  Please feel free to take one or two of these items in your passing.  We simply ask that you use the moment to educate a neighbor, a children or a passerby about Mosaic and/or gardening and our environment!  Do not miss out on an opportunity to teach someone else something you know about gardening!

New Garden – Mosaic is on the hunt for another location to spread its roots in the community in 2016.  PLEASE be on the HUNT for a cool location in downtown Pottstown!  AND, if your church, organization, club or corporation has a great space for a garden and is in the downtown Pottstown area, please contact Laura Washington.  It is our goal to consider as many locations as possible before making a final decision on where the new garden will GROW!

If you would like to volunteer or learn more about our Gardens, please contact Laura Washington at wash5000@msn.com.



Join us this Saturday July 18th for the next Pottstown Bicentennial event!

The next Pottstown Bicentennial event will be this Saturday, July 18th at Riverfront Park.  MOSAIC Community Land Trust is excited to join the community to celebrate this historic milestone.

Please stop by and visit us at our table from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at Riverfront Park!  Hope to see you there!

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ is looking for properties for home repairs.

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ is looking for qualifying properties for FREE home repairs.  The work will be done on July 24-27, so respond soon!  Non-profit agencies may also participate.

If you’re interested, please contact Kate Hoffman at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ at 610-326-2243, or print and fill out the attached flyer (click on the link below to download).



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