Meet Daniel Price! This week, Mosaic Community Land Trust welcomes the newest member of our team. Daniel was born and raised in Pottstown, and is back to build our community after working in several capacities for the West Chester Business Improvement District. He is a graduate of Pottsgrove High School and has a B.S in Elementary Education from Kutztown University, and brings with him a wealth of farming, organizing, and community development experience to his new responsibilities with Mosaic. He has some big (Laura-sized) shoes to fill, but we know he will be a terrific addition to our organization and a valuable asset in our community!
Welcome to Mosaic, Daniel!
Here at Mosaic, we just want to tickle your senses and tantalize your taste buds (your food AND gardening taste buds that is)!
Here are some of the best moments of our 2016 season – though there were many, many more…there are only so many we can show you. 2016 saw the opening of our newest garden at Barth Elementary School, and a beautiful new fence around our Walnut Street garden. Thank you to the many community members and service groups who worked in any of our community gardens and the many wonderful volunteers who staffed our table at community events and the Pottstown FARM Market every Thursday.
Also, be on the lookout for the upcoming changes and new membership packets for 2017! We are working tirelessly to improve our process, making it easier than ever for you and your family to become members of MOSAIC Community Land Trust and its COMMUNITY GARDENS!
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Mosaic Members and Faithful Fans,
We had an awesome time two weeks ago introducing more and more families to the gardens as they made their way from Haunts on High to the community gardens on Chestnut Street. Families were in full costume as they enjoyed a bowl of homemade soup, jam and s’mores by the fire! In all aspects, it was a warm afternoon to share information, reflect on the season and spend time with family and friends.
Thank you to all those who volunteered and stopped by that day!
Join us for a social evening at our newest garden location, Elizabeth B. Barth Elementary School, to find out more about the organization or to reserve your garden bed for the 2017 growing season. The FREE evening social takes place on Friday, October 28 from 5-7 PM. We will be inside the school – meals will be served and information offered! Please plan to join us!
Mosaic is hosting a FREE canning workshop on Saturday, November 12 from 12-2 PM in the Community Room at Bright Hope! Learn how to preserve some of the produce we grow! Call to reserve your spot in the workshop, open to all community members, all ages! :(484) 300-2410
And last but not least, some general housekeeping to those who have yet to clean out your garden bed, NOW IS THE TIME. Please contact us via email if you need support, assistance or more information.
Contact our garden manager, Laura Washington, at 484-300-2410 if you have any questions or need additional information.
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Mosaic Gardeners, this is a rare opportunity for you!
A presentation on how to attract butterflies will be given by local butterfly expert Ron Richael, an 23 year urban butterfly garden veteran from Pottstown. Ron recently took 1st place in the Bees & Butterflies category in our gardening contest last month. The presentation will be held at Agway in Pughtown, located on Route 100 just south of Route 23 (5 miles south of Pottstown) at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 13th.
He will describe the top 11 nectar plants that attract butterflies in the Pennsylvania area as well as the host plants that butterflies need to complete their life cycle. Also he will explain how to attract butterflies with fruit. Hopefully, Ron will bring along a cage with live butterflies from his backyard. Come & learn the secrets of a successful butterfly garden from Ron Richael, author of Attracting Butterflies – A Handbook for Butterfly Gardening!
Follow Ron’s video production of Pottstown Butterflies on YouTube by searching Pottstown Butterflies #1, #2, & #3.
If you have any caterpillars, eggs, or butterflies please bring them to the event.
Have you always wanted to to grow a vegetable garden, but weren’t sure how to begin?
Join MOSAIC Community Land Trust for our free class:
“How to Design, Plan & Start a Home Garden”!
Wednesday, February 24th at 6:00 pm in the Martha Porter Community Room at the Pottstown Public Library. Let us know by e-mail to Tracy Purdy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laura Washington (email@example.com) if you plan on attending.
Bring a friend and join us for a fun night of dreaming of Spring and designing your new garden!