MOSAIC Community Gardens Have Outgrown Email Updates‏

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,

Laura Washington


Upcoming Mosaic Events And Activities

Garden Work and Play Days are scheduled for Saturday, July 5th from 9-11 AM and again on Saturday, July 19th from 9-11 AM.

Our Garden Contest deadline has been extended.  The deadline to enter is July 11.  Judging will take place on the 20th between the hours of 4-6 PM with the awards ceremony taking place on the 26th at 6 PM. 

MOSAIC is hosting a “Get to Know the Land Trust” Garden Party on Saturday, July 19 beginning at 2 PM.  We will have music, we will be grilling healthy foods, and resources for better nutrition and health awareness. 

MOSAIC/Genesis Housing “Movie Night”.  See “Frozen” on the big screen at the Chestnut/Washington St. Park in downtown Pottstown Saturday, August 2 beginning around 830 PM.


MOSAIC Gardeners, It’s About That TIME!‏

Happy Hump Day!

Gettin’ ready,

XL Insurance, a corporation committed to helping others, came to the gardens and kicked butt (in an eco-friendly kind of way)! J A total of 8 volunteers visited our first garden in order to spread wood chips on the walking paths, edge out and till every garden plot and move piles of wood from the front of the gardens to the back.  They also weeding the perimeter beds at the garden quite nicely.  The garden couldn’t look any better!  Then, the XL Superheroes moved on to our second garden where we moved dirt like never before in order to create 15 garden beds!  The XL team rocked! We could not have moved so much dirt without their help! (Pictures of the day’s events are attached)

Thanks again XL Insurance and our garden member, Laura Wagner, for providing a helping hand!

The Hill SchoolMOSAIC cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our community gardens!  The amount of volunteer efforts provided to MOSAIC has been priceless…we hope you all have a great summer and we look forward to working with you in your final volunteer days at the gardens this season! (Pictures of the events are attached)

And another big thanks to more Superstar volunteers this week, Deb Penrod, Liz Hansen and Melissa!  We acknowledge and appreciate your active participation in helping to prep everyone’s garden for the growing season!

A second set of Troop 01104 girls were back at the gardens this Saturday to work on their very own plot.  They got a chance to learn more about planting, growing and composting at the gardens.  Thanks to our gardener, Chris Hoffman, for helping spread the word about the community gardens!

A holistic health workshop was facilitated by MOSAIC at the Heart of God Ministries on Sunday!  They are excited about the gardens and will be joining us this growing season!  Join me in welcoming the Heart of God and their entire congregation (insert hand claps here)!

The fun doesn’t stop therevolunteers and other workers will be at the second garden as there is still so much to be done prior to our first planting day, THIS SATURDAY, May 17 beginning at 12 noonWe have mulch being delivered shortly along with the perimeter bed plants.  These items need to be planted and spread swiftly!

Below is a list of days and times to join us in a push to get the gardens ready prior to planting this Saturday:

‘Off the Cuff’ garden work days and times THIS WEEK:

Wednesday May 14, 2014  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Thursday May 15, 2014 10:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Friday May 16, 2014 3:00 PM – until

Planting Day:

Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00 – 3:00 PM, please plan to complete paperwork and/or pay your garden plot fee at during this time!  Thank you to those who have completed the process at this point.

Keep in mind, if we are not at one garden we are most likely at the OTHER garden!  Please stop by both or give me a call to locate the troops!

Our First Garden Committee Meeting of the Season was a success!  One of our committee member will send out an update late next week…

Want to Learn More About the Community Land Trust? It’s Easy, Plan to Attend the Annual Meeting…

MOSAIC is set to hold its annual meeting on Thursday, May 22 at 6:00 PM at 10 S. Hanover StreetThis is a great opportunity to learn more about the Land Trust, join a committee or share your interest becoming a Board of Trustee member.  Click “Contact Us” on the mosaicclt.org site and send an email letting us know of your plans to attend the meeting.  MOSAIC welcomes you!  Note: The annual meeting of Trustees will be held on Thursday, June 26 at 6:00 PM at the same office location.

Please feel free to share this information with family, friends and co-workers so they can get a feel for the GREAT organization YOU are a part of!

MOSAIC has more garden plots available for the new growing season…please pass the word along so we can fill our second garden with more gardening families and organizations!

Thank you so much for your help!

Laura Washington

Garden Manager

MOSAIC Community Land Trust

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