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March 29, 2020

The Importance Of Food

Over the past year, our local economy in the Pottstown community really began to thrive.  It has become a joy to be able to see businesses come to town and see our community start to come together across all walks of life.

 

And now.  So much has changed.

 

Over the past two weeks, hopefully you’ve stayed up to date with local ways to help through great organizations such as TCN and Tri County Chamber provide resources and updates on how to help emergency food and financial efforts.

 

So, where does that leave Mosaic and our community gardens?  Like many in the nonprofit world, we are important now more than ever.  We have seen the importance of food during this trying time, especially access in food desserts where our gardens exist.  We’ve also seen the importance of home cooking and nutritional meals.  In the coming months, our gardens are going to play a vital role in providing healthy food for families and individuals that need it most.

 

We are grateful for all of our members and gardeners and looking forward to starting in May.  Yet while we rework our plans and events for the season, there are two ways you can help;

 

  • Volunteering; Fill out the volunteer form so that once we get back into the gardens, you can lend a hand and connect with new and old community members. We will have several opportunities over the summer to help make our gardens beautiful and welcoming to all.

 

  • Donate; Our community garden manager Daniel Price is holding a birthday fundraiser on Facebook to support our CSA program. Short for Community Supported Agriculture, shares purchased from Knee High Farm & Tine and Toil are able to provide weekly boxes of produce to families in the Pottstown community that qualify  for support.  Through this fundraiser, 100% of the proceeds goes directly to purchasing CSA shares from two local farms.  For every $500 we raise, you will be able to feed  a family for the summer.  Understanding that we are in a trying time, we have set a goal of $1500.  With your support, we will be able to keep small local farms thriving while feeding families.

 

Our community is strong willed, and we will come out of this moment as better people.  Not just to ourselves, but to our local community.  We here at Mosaic greatly appreciate all of community members and are looking forward to seeing everyone in our gardens very soon.