What’s Goin’ On At MOSAIC CLT Gardens? Read All About It…‏

Happy Saturday!

I hope that each of you have had a productive enjoyable day today.  The community gardens sure did!  The gardens had more than 30 visitors and volunteers today – the largest visiting day so far this year!

First up,

Troop 01104 Girl Scouts of the Boyertown Service Unit visited the garden and helped to relocate mosquito-repellent plants from their plastic pots to one of our unassigned garden beds until after the last frost.  The plants will be planted in the perimeter garden beds on the first official Garden Work & Play Day.  We are hopeful that the mosquito-repelling geraniums will keep those pesky insects at bay.  The geraniums smell like citronella candles…take a whiff the next time you stop by the garden! J

Troop 01104 will be back at the gardens this Saturday to work on their very own plot.  They will learn more about planting, growing and composting at the gardens.

Next up,

About 20 young women, members of the YWCA, stopped by the gardens loaded with a super-healthy lunch prepared back at the YW.  The girls and their group leaders toted gourmet sandwiches, fruit salads, brownies and plenty other goodies made with the freshest ingredients!  We shared information about the community gardens, why they were developed and how to become a member.  The lunch date couldn’t have been any better!  It takes mega talent to make brownies with black beans, spinach and coffee…the girls got it!  Thank you, girls, for sharing your amazing meal!

Now What?!

On the following days, we will be working in the gardens to prepare both locations for the soon-approaching planting day, Saturday May 17!  Mark your calendars!  Our first priority is to lay 30 cubic yards of top soil in order to create the new garden beds at our 615 Chestnut Street location.  Then, we will move forward with mulching and perimeter planting.  Please reply to this email if you can be there to help!

Regularly scheduled garden work days:

Wednesday May 7, 2014  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday May 10, 2014 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Wednesday May 14, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Wednesday May 21, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00 – 3:00 PM

XL Insurance, a corporation that believes in helping our community, has agreed to send a hard-working group of individual to the gardens on Friday, May 9 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM!  Everyone is welcome to join us in prepping and cleanup work at the gardens that day.  Thanks a bunch to XL Insurance and our lovely garden member, Laura Wagner, for providing a helping hand!

So, You Want to Join the Garden Committee…Our First Meeting Goes Down This Thursday!

The garden committee will meet for the first time this season on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.  Join us in brainstorming community development ideas, discussing important garden tasks and planning fun-filled workshops!  We’ll also take 10 minutes to turn up our gardening dials for a fun, free-spirited project!  The project details will surprise you!  J The project involves playful, childhood items to create a garden masterpiece…it’s going to be a fun time!  Healthy snacks and refreshments will be served in order to get our juices flowing – don’t miss out!

Want to Learn More About the Community Land Trust? It’s Easy, Plan to Attend the Annual Meeting…

MOSAIC is set to hold its annual meeting on Thursday, May 22 at 6:00 PM at 10 S. Hanover StreetThis is a great opportunity to learn more about the Land Trust, join a committee or share your interest becoming a Board of Trustee member.  Click “Contact Us” on the mosaicclt.org site and send an email to let us know of your plans to attend the meeting.  MOSAIC welcomes you!  The annual meeting of Trustees will be held on Thursday, June 26 at 6:00 PM at the same office location.

Please feel free to share this information with family, friends and co-workers so they get a feel for the GREAT organization YOU are a part of!

Thank you so much for your help!

Laura Washington

Garden Manager

MOSAIC Community Land Trust

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