MOSAIC Community Garden E-Letter‏ For September

Howdy Gardeners,

We are set to open our Produce and Information Stand beginning this Saturday and every Saturday in September!

Garden Work and Play Day, Saturday September 7, 2013 – 9 AM – 12 noon.

The MOSAIC Community Garden Produce and Information Stand is Set, and Ready to GO!

We are happy to announce the opening day of our Produce and Information Stand!  The children of our youth program and several volunteers had a hand in tending the earth and growing veggies.  Earlier this summer, they diligently worked to build the stand to bring the “fruits of their labor” to your table!!

On September 7th the kids and volunteers will staff the Produce Stand to sell fresh produce, herbs, local peaches and other healthy goodies, each Saturday morning from 9:30 AM – 12 noon, through September 28th, 2013.

In addition, we will have information regarding organic gardening and other resources to find out more about our local CSAs and organic grocery stores. Lastly, the public can learn more about what they can do to ensure every family has access to healthier food options in our area.

Look for the Produce and Information Stand in front of the gardens at 423 Chestnut  Street in Pottstown, (you can’t miss us)!!

Priced right for you, all of the proceeds from the produce stand will enable MOSAIC to continue to develop workshops and other fun, educational activities for young and old alike; while educating individuals in food justice and security. All the while, the young farmers will be learning sales skills, marketing and public relations.

Now, for a special thanks to our sponsor: 

Global Advanced Metals of Boyertown, for their generous donation and support.  Global Advanced Metals processes a metal called “tantalum,” found in Australia.  Their core values of safety, health and environmental excellence guide the work that they do and dovetails nicely with our healthy outlook too!!

We’re excited and look forward to seeing you on August 31st.  Come early for the “pick of the crop” and take a leisurely tour of the Community Gardens to see where and how your food is grown!

LOCAL HONEY??? Don’t miss out, it doesn’t get more local than this: honey straight from the hives located in the gardens and tended by Lee Mauger will also be available for purchase.

WE NEED MORE PRODUCE!

The garden is overflowing with fresh herbs and vegetables, especially tomatoes! So much so, many of the tomatoes are landing on the ground instead of being pick by gardeners.

Please let me know via email if you have items growing in your plot you would like to donate towards this week’s offering.  Or, you can pick the items this Saturday morning to be sold to garden customers.  Please let me know if you prefer this option so we may plan for the produce you are prepared to pick.

OUR BEE FAMILY HAS WORKED HARD FOR THE HONEY!

The bee family located in the garden is doing well and has made its best contribution to the honey available for purchase this Saturday! Approximately 25% of the honey in each jar has come from the bee hive in our garden!  This is something to be proud of…please be sure to visit the garden Saturday morning to purchase a jar.  Supplies are limited!

GETTING THE WORD OUT

We continue to search for outreach and advocacy opportunities every day! Please let us know if we can visit your office, church or other organization to provide individuals the opportunity to join, shop and contribute to the community gardens.  You know the positive impacts a community garden can have on an area, now let’s ensure others are offered the same knowledge and opportunities.

Thanks so much for all you do in and out of the garden for MOSAIC!

Laura


2 Comments on “MOSAIC Community Garden E-Letter‏ For September”

  1. evanbrandt says:

    Any chance you could send along some photos from the first day that I could use in my blog?

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  2. Sorry, Evan I don’t have anything to send you. Please feel free to use any pictures on here for you blog 🙂


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