Mosaic Community Land Trust Community Gardens 3rd Annual Garden Contest

Calling all gardeners!

Mosaic Community Land Trust Community Gardens is hosting its 3rd Annual Garden Contest!

This year, the contest is BIGGER and BETTER than ever, offering up more than $2,500 is cash prizes and other gifts!  More categories = more chances to take home a top prize!  Newly added is our Neighborhood category where three or more houses can work on a garden project together for a change to win up to $800!  And our Junior Gardener category (for entrants under 18 years old), giving them a chance to win up to $100 cash!

And best of all, we are pleased to announce that this year’s contest is open to all borough residents! Anyone living in the Borough of Pottstown can enter for a chance to win BIG!

Check out the Garden Contest Flyer and the Registration Form for more information.

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A warm thanks to our sponsors, including Dick and Sally Heylmun of Pine Hill Tree Farms, Colonial Gardens and the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation!


Attention Mosaic CLT Fans, Please SIGN UP!‏

2015 CLT Application   Community Garden Guide 2015   MOSAIC Registration Demographics   MOSAIC Contract

Good Morning Everyone!

Today is a perfect day to begin planning your community garden bed for the 2015 growing season!  You can start by filling out all of the required paperwork now in order to reserve your place in the gardens later!  Mosaic gives “first dibs” to previous community garden members, so get your paperwork completed and emailed or snail-mailed to our office today!  By becoming a garden member, you are automatically a member of the Land Trust.  The land trust is a sustainable model for community involvement, increased homeownership, neighborhood stabilization, arts/culture and, of course, community gardens!

Not interested in gardening this year?  You can still be a part of the Mosaic initiative by becoming a Community Land Trust member and help us change the face of our neighborhoods!

Sign up now! And, if you have any questions do not hesitate to send me an email…Thank you and I hope to see you in the gardens this year!

Laura Washington

Garden Manager

(484) 300-2410


Mosaic Holiday Tree Sales And End Of Season Survey‏

Good afternoon,

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.

Thank you,

Laura


HOLIDAY TREE SALE – MOSAIC COMMUNITY GARDENS

Holiday Tree Sales Flyer 2014


MOSAIC Community Garden News‏

Good morning,

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!

Laura


TriCounty Celebrity Auction Benefits Local Nonprofits

Visit our website at http://tcnetwork.org/celebrity-auction/ for more information.

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Updated Healthy Family Nights Handout And Info Flyer


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