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



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).


FREE Pottstown Housing Counseling Classes Offered By Genesis

Mosaic To Hold Spring Social, March 29th

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MOSAIC is excited about Spring 2014! Irregardless of the cold, wet and snowy weather we are experiencing, let us all be happy and content in knowing ol’ man winter’s days are numbered!

And to celebrate, MOSAIC is hosting its first Community Garden Social for the season! The social will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 5-8 PM at 10 S. Hanover Street – the MOSAIC office location.

The Garden Social is a great time to meet new people, share ideas about what to plant along with learning more about the Land Trust initiative. Now is the time! MOSAIC is moving at a fast pace this year and is looking for avenues to grow (literally)! We invite YOU to help lead the way…

Our initial goal of the social is to get everyone excited about the upcoming season! After that, we will share the future plans of the garden and the land trust! Our hope is to educate community garden members on how to develop garden plots and maximize growth in each space, while sharing key points about the entire land trust initiative.

Please plan to attend this fun and educational event! We will uncover what it is like to be on the land trust board, or a member of one of the MOSAIC’s productive committees! If you have ever considered volunteering for a non-profit now is the time! There are great things happening (large and small) by way of the land trust that have long-lasting, positive impacts in our community!

Make plans to attend the Social to find out more!

Please RSVP, via email, no later than March 17 if you will attend this event, also advise how many others will attend along with you. Feel free to bring a spouse, child or friend who is not a member of the land trust but is looking for an opportunity to volunteer – their help is truly needed in the community!

Thank you so much for all you do!

See Ya’ at the Social,

Laura Washington

Garden Manager

MOSAIC Community Land Trust

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