Posted: December 1, 2014
Posted: November 16, 2014
Holiday Tree Donation Cards:
We have partnered with Pine Hill Tree Farms again this year to offer their locally-grown, beautiful fresh trees throughout our community! Mosaic will receive $10 for every tree purchase made at Pine Hill Tree Farms between 11/18 – 12/24/2014. A donation card will need to be presented at the time of purchase in order for the donation to make its way to the gardens. Please see a Mosaic garden committee member or contact me for a donation card today! Your tree purchase will support our local tree farm and Mosaic! It’s a Win-Win for our community!
We will have at least 200 donation cards printed so you all can also participate in handing out cards and sharing information about the community gardens and the land trust affordable housing initiative in the process!
“Mosaic will visit Pine Hill Tree Farms to transport a tree for those who are unable to visit the farm. Please contact us via email to make arrangements for the purchase and delivery of your tree.”
End of Season Survey – REMINDER (so far, only 5 gardeners have completed the survey…we need 100% participation):
Mosaic needs and values your input regarding how we did this season! The information you provide will be used to report to our funders. Please take a moment to complete our questionnaire. It should take just five to seven minutes to complete! We thank you in advance for providing us with this valuable information! Click on the link to get started: https://www.surveyplanet.com/545fd24474064e6c7a07f5be
Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or have technical troubles with the survey.
Posted: November 16, 2014
Posted: October 17, 2014
Just a quick note about the great things happening in and around the garden this month!
MOSAIC’s Fall Fest – Saturday, October 24, 2014:
Mosaic is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 12 – 4 PM to celebrate the end of our third growing season!
The first half of Fall Fest provides an opportunity for everyone to come out, chat with fellow gardeners, pick the final harvest, clean out garden plots and clean up common areas in the gardens. This is also the time when the sheds will be cleaned up, hoses drained and put away at both garden locations. Does this sound like all work and no play? Says who?!…The second half of our event will be filled with music, face painting, healthier soups and treats along with warm apple cider! Come on out with helping hands to clean up, then celebrate! Be sure to bring the entire family! We have accomplished great things in just 3 short seasons…let’s all take a moment to give thanks and to have some fun!
Please reply to this email if you would like to donate baked goods or cider being served during the event or call (484) 300-2410 if you would like to help in organizing the activities.
Remember…Healthy Family Nights is in Full Swing!
Sponsored by Genesis Housing Corporation and in collaboration with ArtFusion and Olivet’s Boys and Girls Club, our Healthy Family Nights is happening at the Olivet’s every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 6 PM.
This interactive nutrition workshop free for the entire family! Adults and children will learn how to make better food choices and how to prepare better meals the entire family will enjoy. Our Healthy Family Nights also offers each family to create their own food journal (facilitated by ArtFusion) to keep recipes and other food or fitness related artwork! After each session, everyone is invited to work out in the gym at the Olivet’s with a personal trainer! Don’t miss out on this great learning opportunity! It’s not too late to register! Contact the Olivet’s at 484-945-1020.
We look forward to seeing you on at Fall Fest and during our Healthy Family Nights!
Posted: September 18, 2014
Posted: September 9, 2014
I hope you all are enjoying the gardens and reaping a great harvest this season!
There is plenty going on in and round the community gardens in the final stretch of this year’s growing season.
Healthy Family Nights starting September 30th
Sponsored by Genesis Housing Corporation and in collaboration with ArtFusion and Olivet’s Boys and Girls Club, Mosaic will offer interactive nutrition 8-week workshop free for the entire family. Adults and children will learn how to make better food choices and how to prepare better meals the entire family will enjoy. Our Healthy Family Nights also offers each family to create their own food journal to keep recipes and other food or fitness related artwork! After each session, everyone is invited to work out in the gym at the Olivet’s with a personal trainer! Don’t miss out on this great learning opportunity! Please see attached flyer to register and learn more about the program.
The corn grown at the gardens at 615 Chestnut Streets is ready for pickin! Don’t the slightly brown husks on the top of the ears fool you, we had to let the ears grow to about 6” or more which took some time. But now it’s ready! We were told by our lovely garden member, Margo, that it is delicious! (see her smiling face in the photo attached). Thanks Margo for critiquing our corn-growing skills!
Every active garden member who has a plot this season is welcome to take 2-3 ears of corn to enjoy at their leisure. Please respect the sense of community and only take what is yours – helping yourself to more than 2-3 ears will keep another family from enjoying the same experience. The code for the lock at our 615 gardens is the same as the gardens at 423. Help yourself (to what is yours)!
Please get your share of corn no later than Friday, September 9/12 at 8:00 AM. The rest of the corn will be harvested and sold on the produce cart Saturday morning.
Speaking of Produce Cart
The cart is flourishing this year and there is still time for you and your family and friends to buy fresh vegetables and herbs! They go on sale every Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM. The cart won’t be around for long as this year’s season is quickly coming to a close. Please visit the gardens at 423 Chestnut Street to make your purchases on Saturday…it could be your last opportunity. Attached are a few photos of what went on today at the garden…check it out!
A Season to Be Thankful (Random Acts of Gratitude)
MOSAIC wishes to take a brief moment to thank the organizations, garden members, their family and friends and our other countless volunteers who have helped in the success of the gardens this season! We hope our partnerships, collaborations and community development efforts will continue for years to come. A big huge thanks to EVERYONE!
Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities in blessings. – William Arthur Ward
Posted: August 7, 2014