Posted: July 7, 2014
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Posted: July 4, 2014
Howdy Gardeners and Faithful Supporters,
The community gardens are taking root in a huge way in the downtown Pottstown area!
We have tons of regularly scheduled garden days, summer camps, workshops and other events happening at both gardens in the upcoming months. We will soon have regular office hours planned and posted so anyone who wants to know more about MOSAIC, organic gardening or food nutrition advocacy programs can stop in to learn more! Our produce cart will be back in rotation again this year each Saturday and/or Sunday and other random days throughout the growing season.
That said, we have outgrown the ability to notify everyone via email of each event as they develop. The good news is…if you “Like” us of Facebook or visit our site mosaicclt.org you will still be kept up to date with the latest MOSAIC information!
Reminders, such as “Don’t forget to water your plot” and other quick notes will be sent using Facebook as well.
Don’t have a Facebook account??? GET ONE! :) I say that with all the love of a big, juicy red tomato!
Thanks so much for GROWING with us! We really appreciate it!
See Ya’ at the Gardens,
Posted: July 3, 2014
It’s been a great pre-season start to another bountiful year at the community gardens! Long-lasting partnerships, along with vegetables are flourishing in the gardens…
A group of students from The Hill School volunteered for more than ten weeks in order to lay compost and set up the perimeter garden beds at the new garden, located at 615 Chestnut Street. Their great effort was created a snowball effect of many community partnerships to get the garden “growing”.
Next up, XL Insurance sent more than 15 employees to lay out 27 garden beds at one garden while laying wood chips in the walking paths, tilling existing garden beds and other great tasks at the other garden. The group worked until the afternoon moving a “ton” of dirt!
Last but surely not least, the John Middleton Co. through a United Way initiative, sent over 40 employees along with a new shed, gardening tools and building tools to polish off the new garden. By the time it was all said and done, an 8’ x 10’ shed was build, three new compost bins established, benches were painted and many other tasks completed to seal the deal!
MOSAIC would like to give a warm thanks and a few ripe radishes to The Hill School, XL Insurance, the United Way and John Middleton Co. In addition, we would like to thank Colonial Gardens, Ryan Procsal, ACE Remodeling, our gardeners and other community volunteers who took the time to help move dirt, donate supplies or just plain ol’ weed the garden! We could not do it without YOU!
What Do You Got Growin’??
There are plenty beautiful plants growing and growing at each garden. The tomato plants are beginning to bloom, the blueberry bushes are almost ripe for the picking and the collard green leaves are plentiful enough to create a beautiful side dish! While gardeners have been planted for a while, others (such as myself) are just getting started!
Check out some pictures of what’s been going on in the garden!