MOSAIC CLT Community Garden News!‏

Hi Everyone,

I hope your day has been filled with sunshine and happy thoughts about the outdoors – I know mine has!

MOSAIC would like to extend a sincere thanks to all those who attended the first CLT Social in 2014!  The social gave everyone a chance to get caught up and chat about the happenings at the Land Trust.  We listened to music, watched a slideshow of Community Garden pictures from the last two seasons, ate delicious foods and some even completed their garden paperwork that day! 🙂

For those of you who could not attend, here is some of what you missed…check it out:

First Things First:

Garden Plots are Being Assigned Left-and-Right!

If you have not done so, please fill out a garden application along with payment for your plot fee, ranging from $30.00 – $55.00 (based on income) as soon as possible in order to guarantee your plot assignment in 2014.  

Plots will not be ‘held’ for anyone without the minimum requirements being met.  We want to ensure that everyone who desires a plot gets one, therefore it is a must that you get your application and fee submitted quickly – don’t wait – plots are going FAST!  Any additional paperwork required can be filled out during a volunteer day or on the first Open Garden Day (TBD).  

Visit us on the web at mosaicist.org to get a copy of the MOSAIC Community Land Trust application and the Community Garden application.  

Remember, everyone who submits the necessary paperwork and pays the appropriate plot fees will receive a complimentary membership to the Land Trust!  Be sure to fill out both applications in order to receive the full benefits of what the Land Trust has to offer!

Upcoming Meetings:

Board Meeting – Thursday, April 24, 2014 – CLT Board Meeting from 6-8PM Please feel free to attend the meeting to find out more about the Land Trust and all of its current developments.  If you have talents you’d love to share, please consider joining the board or one of its many committees…shoot a quick email to wash5000@msn.com, let’s chat about it!

THOSE MEMBERS WHO WANT TO BE ON THE GARDEN COMMITTEE….MOSAIC is looking for you to show up  in record numbers this month! – During MOSAIC Work and Play Days listed below, we will be on a quest to recruit active members to join the garden committee.  If you like to work a little, play a lot, meet new people and help move communities forward – this is the committee for you!  Please plan on stopping by during any of the events below to talk to members and to pick up a volunteer packet.  MOSAIC NEEDS you NOW, MORE than EVER! 🙂

Garden Work and Play Volunteering Opportunities:

There is much work to be done at the new garden located at 615 Chestnut Street, Pottstown!  This week, we will focus on spreading compost on the perimeter beds in the front of the garden at 615 Chestnut Street, while tidying up in all areas and turning the compost piles at the 423 Chestnut Street location.  

The jobs and tasks at hand may change, but the need for help will NOT!

Please plan to meet us at 423 Chestnut Street at 2:00 PM sharp on Wednesdays and 10:00 AM Saturdays to gather tools, gloves and an awesome job to do!  We will work for 1 to 1.5 hours each Wednesday and 2-3 hours on Saturdays for the entire month of April!  It’s bound to be a great time had by all! 🙂

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – Volunteer Day at the Gardens (423 and 615 Chestnut Street) from 2-3PM Please plan on meeting at the 423 Chestnut Street location prior to start

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – Volunteer Day at the Gardens (423 and 615 Chestnut Street) from 12-3PM Please plan on meeting at the 423 Chestnut Street location prior to start

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Volunteer Day at the Gardens (423 and 615 Chestnut Street) from 2-3PM Please plan on meeting at the 423 Chestnut Street location prior to start

Saturday, April 12, 2014 – Volunteer Day at the Gardens (423 and 615 Chestnut Street) from 12-3PM Please plan on meeting at the 423 Chestnut Street location prior to start

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – Volunteer Day at the Gardens (423 and 615 Chestnut Street) from 2-3PM Please plan on meeting at the 423 Chestnut Street location prior to start

Would You Love to Teach a Workshop or Attend a Table Event?  Let us know! Review the dates below and send an email to wash5000@msn.com to learn more about workshop and table event activities!

Table Events/Workshops:

Friday, April 11, 2014 – Organic Gardening Workshop from 10:30-11:30AM at the Pottstown Senior’s Center located at 288 Moser Road, Suite #1, Pottstown

Saturday, April 12, 2014 – Year of the Young Child 9AM-11AM happening at the YMCA located at 724 N. Adams Street, Pottstown

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – Organic Gardening Workshop from 6-7PM at the Pottstown Library located at 500 E High Street, Pottstown

Volunteers wishing to work with children in any capacity will need a child abuse clearance and a completed criminal background check.

Please visit the following sites to complete the process.  The criminal background report is provided instantly online.  The child abuse clearance will take some time as it is sent via U.S. Mail. Both reports are required when working with children.  Please allow 2-4 weeks to complete the process.  We need volunteers for MOSAIC’s Summer Youth Program beginning in June – get your clearances submitted today to ensure YOU can HELP OUT this Summer! 

Visit:  

https://epatch.state.pa.us/home.jsp  for a criminal background report

and  

http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/findaform/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/S_001087 for a child abuse clearance

Whew, guess that is all (for now).

I wish you all a most pleasant evening!

See Ya’ at the Gardens,

Laura Washington

MOSAIC Community Land Trust

Community Gardens

10 S Hanover Street (office location)

Pottstown, PA  19464

wash5000@msn.com

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