A SNEAK PEEK: THE NEW YEAR & LONGING FOR SPRING!
Mosaic Community Gardens
Saturday, January 5, 2013
423 Chestnut St.
Welcome to the Mosaic Community Gardens for a celebration of the winter gardens and installation of the beautiful, artistically designed and built pergola that will support the Wisteria vine, planted beside the walkway to the garden beds.
The pergola is designed and built by Ryan Procsal, a Pottstown resident, designer and craftsman. We’re excited to feature Ryan’s creative talent and skills in the community gardens and we’re honored to call him “neighbor.”
Ryan’s website: http://www.madebyprox.com/
Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, January 5th for a ceremonial celebration of the winter gardens, led by Jodi McCarty and Lorraine Kat Morris of the
Enlightened Path Holistic Center, 1494 N. Charlotte St. Ste#11.
Warm spiced cider and hot chocolate on tap!!
Laughter, Love, Peace and Joy – Now and in the New Year.
This project/program was made possible through a grant from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation.
The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. Visit www.pottstownfoundation.org for more information about the Foundation. Discover Pottstown area’s online community at:
www.missionhealthyliving.org to learn and share great information on how to lead a healthier life. You can also follow Mission Healthy Living on Facebook and Twitter.
Mosaic Community Land Trust is holding registration and orientation for new members of its community garden at 423 Chestnut Street on the following Saturdays: April 28, May 5, and May 12 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the garden. On May 5th gardeners will be able to choose the plants they would like in their own plot, and the plants will be delivered to the garden on May 12, which will be a day for planting.
There are plots still available for this season. Plot rates are $25 for households with incomes below $30,000; those with incomes above this level will pay $50. Groups and organizations can plant a plot for a flat $100.00 season fee.
In addition to offering families a safe place to grow healthy, organic food, this fee includes the choice of plants, water on-site, the use of Mosaic tools, workshops, and advice from experienced gardeners. Children are welcome and the garden is available for field trips for students.
To apply and register for your plot or to set up a field trip, please contact Sue Repko at 609-658-9043 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary-Beth Bacallao at email@example.com.
MOSAIC Community Land Trust was established in 2011 and is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. MOSAIC Community Land Trust provides permanently affordable housing and healthy living choices to people of modest means, and through education and participation, creates a vital community with a focus on arts and culture to stabilize neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in Pottstown.
Thursday, May 19th
Pottstown, Pa. 9:00 PM
In a UNANIMOUS decision the Pottstown School Board has voted to transfer their vacant property at 423 Chestnut St. to Mosaic Community Land Trust, (a project of Preservation Pottstown), for the benefit of the citizens of Pottstown for their use as Pottstown’s FIRST – OFFICAL COMMUNITY GARDENS.
Taking a bit longer than expected, we are confident that the extra time was well spent in forging an agreement that will assure the people of Pottstown a sustainable community garden with the promise of healthy foods, education, and the opportunity to develop and exercise responsible, ecological practices which preserve, protect, and enhance the land’s natural and productive attributes.
Kudos to the School Board, Mr. Reed Lindley and Stephen Kalis, Solicitor, for your insight and your generous gift to our community. A very special thanks goes out to the most excellent Real Estate Attorney, Andrew Monastra, who quietly and patiently donated his time and talents to see this agreement to fruition.
A belated thanks goes out to Jason Bobst and the Borough employees who took the initiative, last year, to remove the obsolete play equipment from 423, making ready for the much anticipated gardens….we noticed !!
And last but not least… to Judy Memberg of Genesis Housing for her belief in us and her unwavering support of the Washington St. Neighborhood. We can’t tell you how much strength of conviction we have drawn from your steadfast demeanor…thanks Judy.
On behalf of the MOSAIC Community Land Trust Board of Trustees,
OUR HEARTFELT GRATITUDE TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.