Howdy Gardeners and Faithful Supporters,
The community gardens are taking root in a huge way in the downtown Pottstown area!
We have tons of regularly scheduled garden days, summer camps, workshops and other events happening at both gardens in the upcoming months. We will soon have regular office hours planned and posted so anyone who wants to know more about MOSAIC, organic gardening or food nutrition advocacy programs can stop in to learn more! Our produce cart will be back in rotation again this year each Saturday and/or Sunday and other random days throughout the growing season.
That said, we have outgrown the ability to notify everyone via email of each event as they develop. The good news is…if you “Like” us of Facebook or visit our site mosaicclt.org you will still be kept up to date with the latest MOSAIC information!
Reminders, such as “Don’t forget to water your plot” and other quick notes will be sent using Facebook as well.
Don’t have a Facebook account??? GET ONE! I say that with all the love of a big, juicy red tomato!
Thanks so much for GROWING with us! We really appreciate it!
See Ya’ at the Gardens,
Hello Gardeners, October is set to be one of our best months yet!
The Produce and Information Stand will Open Again this Saturday at the Garden!
Thanks to our generous garden members and our generous garden plots, we have plenty tomatoes, green peppers, herbs and local fruit for sale!
Stop by and pick up the latest copy of Organic Gardening or other information on food justice and where to buy fresh, wholesome foods in our local area! We have a list of local organizations and companies who offer nothing but the best. Pick up a copy during your garden visit this Saturday!
The stand and information stand will be open for business on Saturday, October 5th at 9:30 AM sharp!
Be sure to get there early so you don’t miss out on some of the super-fresh items being offered Saturday! This may be your last chance…
MOSAIC is Popping UP Everywhere! Catch Us “If You Can” at these LOCAL EVENTS!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
MOSAIC has a table at this year’s Schuylkill River Festival
12pm to 6pm at Riverfront Park, 6pm to 8pm Art and Music on High Street. Music, Art, Kayak Rides, Stone Skipping Contest, “Artcicle” Recycled Bike Event, Historic Walking Tours, Petting Zoo, Food, Beer Garden and More!
Saturday, October 19, 2013 and Friday October 26, 2013
MOSAIC has a table on the 19th and is lending a helping hand on the 26th along with the HillSchool as part of the CARES endeavor! CARES, which stands for Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Empowerment and Sustainability is a two-day event pioneered by the Hill School, the Borough of Pottstown and Pottstown School District.
The events were designed to increase community activism, spruce up Pottstown’s core neighborhood, and create momentum for additional efforts.
The 19th is an information and awareness event being held at the Hill School. The event will offer a variety of services and resources, including a blood drive. If you would like to register to donate, please visit http://vols.pt/M8yrqe and select the time that’s best for you. Thank you!
October 26th is the day planned to spruce up Pottstown! Please email me to find out more and to learn how you can be a part of this great opportunity!
Garden Plot – Either Wrap it Up or Keep On Watering and Weeding IT – Let’s Get ‘Er Done!
Now is a great time clean up your garden plot if your garden is no longer producing or if you have been unable to water, weed and tend to your plot on a regular basis. Remember folks, this is your responsibility.
For those who would like to keep on gardenin’…there are vegetables such as lettuces, greens and root vegetables they flourish in cooler weather. Get your plot ready to add these items once the tomatoes plants have run their course. In the meantime, garden plots need to be watered now just as much as they did in August. Our days have been warm, sunny and dry. Show your plants and plot a little love..
GARDENERS, FRIENDS and VOLUNTEERS of MOSAIC
Please contact me if you would like to volunteer your time to help set up, break down or gather produce for the stand or…if you would like to help “close up” some things in and around the garden.
As always, I’ll see ya’ at the gardens…
Though it rained a bit, the skies cleared up quite nicely around 5:30 so we made the decision to move forward with the first adult gardening workshop of the season!
Our garden assistant, Tina, discussed why organic gardening is so beneficial! Then, Tina showed the group how to turn old t-shirts and jeans into beautiful, fun hanging plant baskets!
Below, are detailed notes of the workshop made available to each of our gardeners. Please take an opportunity to read the information to gain an understanding and increased appreciation of the MOSAIC’s commitment to organic gardening!
Happy Reading, Happier Doing!
You may click on the blue link to read the notes from tonight’s workshop:
There are great things going on at the garden this week…this month…this year…YOU should get involved! You’ll be happy that you did! Happy Gardening!
I am pleased to announce that a series of Adult Gardener Workshops will begin this Tuesday at the garden!
Tina Anderson, our awesome garden assistant, will facilitate a workshop/group discussion on Organic vs. Conventional Gardening. She will also provide instruction on how to make a hanging plant bag using recycled fabric!
Please plan to attend the class that day (even bring a friend) to understand the benefits of organic gardening and how a recycled old shirt, pantyhose or other materials can be used to create a wonderful vertical garden.
Below are more details regarding the workshop…we hope to see you there!
When: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Who: MOSAIC Community Land Trust – Community Gardens
What: Adult Workshop 1 – Organic vs. Conventional Gardening
Project Option 1: Hanging Planter using Recycled Fabrics
Where: 423 Chestnut Street, Pottstown
In order to make the RECYCLED FABRIC HANGING PLANT BAG…
Gardeners Will Need to Bring:
Old shirt, pants, or piece of fabric – must be BREATHABLE such as Cotton or Linen
* NO polyester, NO synthetic fabrics (won’t breath) twine, ribbons, or other tying material
The MOSAIC Will Supply:
“S” hooks, planting compost/soil, and seedlings/plants
Please call me at (484) 300-2410 of you have any questions or need additional information.