MOSAIC’s summer youth program begins in June! We are always looking for volunteers!!!! Now is the time to get your criminal and child abuse clearances! The program is jammed-packed with more learning experiences, field trips and other great activities! Please plan to help out!
On Friday April 15, 2016, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County is hosting Rock the Block Pottstown…an effort to help fix up properties along the 300 and 400 blocks of Beech, Walnut and Chestnut Streets.
Habitat for Humanity is offering 20 tables to area organizations to highlight their initiatives, hand out brochures and connect with area residents. Tables will be set up from approximately 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity and Rock the Block: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20160224/video-groundwork-laid-for-pottstowns-rock-the-block-project
Happy SNOW DAYS!
But believe it or not, we are already planning for our best GARDEN season yet!
Pretty soon, we will trade in our snow gloves for gardening gloves, so GET READY!
Community Garden Member Applications are NOW being Accepted!
We are now accepting applications for the 2016 growing season! Everyone is welcome to join us this season at the Mosaic Community Gardens – a safe place for the entire family to grow, learn, share and play!
For your annual one-time contribution, Mosaic will supply all of the tools, seeds, plants, dirt and water you need to grow yourself a fantastic garden! The first planting weekend is set for Saturday, May 14 – 15. We will prepare to plant, dig-in and enjoy ourselves the entire weekend! All are welcome to put down some roots with MOSAIC!
MOSAIC Makes a Statement-So Can You!
MOSAIC Community Gardens have an all-new logo! Help us spread the word, plant the seed and change our neighborhood by purchasing a T-shirt for $16 (front and back printed in sizes for the whole family), tote bag, magnet or button displaying the MOSAIC logo. Contact Mary-Beth Bacallao at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Washington at email@example.com to get your goods today!
We also have the following items for sale:
Standard size reusable tote bags $10 and Jumbo size reusable tote bags $15 Mugs – $10 Magnets – $10 Buttons – $6
Do You Want to Build A… Garden?
MOSAIC will present “How to Design, Plan and Start a Home Garden” at Pottstown Library in late February. Please check back for date and time and details and join Tracy Purdy, our star intern, to think Spring and plan your home garden!
Pine Hill Farms and the Heylmun Family supported MOSAIC Community Land Trust through our annual Christmas Tree Sale and Home Garden Contest! Thank you to the Heylmuns and everyone who purchased a tree and donated to MOSAIC. We appreciate the support of the Heylmun family year after year.
Painting with a Purpose
Jackson Pollock your hero? Renoir make your heart race? Join MOSAIC and ArtFusion on Saturday, February 13! From 7-9 PM, you can let your inner Picasso shine for a good cause! BYOB and snacks, and maybe a smock or two in case you’re inspired to do some abstract art on yourself! $20 per ticket or $35 per two ticket purchase. Proceeds to benefit Mosaic/ArtFusion summer programming.
Register online at http://www.artfusion19464.org or at ArtFusion, 254 E. High Street, Pottstown. Hope to see you there!
Beginning February 18, from 6 to 8 PM, MOSAIC will partner with ArtFusion, STRIVE, Olivet Boys and Girls Club to present My Voice, a 12-week program for teens. Healthy meal preps, art journaling, music and theatre workshops will be provided. Through fun, interactive experiences, My Voice will increase the involvement of young people in their community by asking them to visually articulate their ideal community, resulting in a visual art canvas, short film and relevant artistic renditions that define and embody the voice of young peoples’ dreams for Pottstown. This program is graciously sponsored in part by Olivet Boys and Girls Club.
On the 18th, an information session will be held prior to the workshop for parents and youth alike. A warm meal will be prepared and served by the entire group!
Please contact ArtFusion at (610) 326-2506 to register.
Together we are stronger—one community, many voices!
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POTTSTOWN — Kid chefs learned that a healthy twist on a traditionally baked dish was surprisingly tasty.
Children of the Oliviet Boys and Girls Club made no-bake pizzas with garden fresh vegetables last week at the Ricketts Community Center.
The youth cooking class is part of a summer nutritional program at the club.
Kristin Robinson, nutrition major at the University of Pittsburgh, is working alongside MOSAIC garden manager Laura Washington this summer to teach the kids about healthy eating.
POTTSTOWN, PA — The local community garden will show how easy vegetable crops can go from the ground to the dining table.
The MOSAIC Land Trust is hosting a garden party at their new 615 Chestnut St. community garden on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
The party will include music, resources on healthy living and fresh vegetables from the garden.
“We are going to do a healthy garden to grill event,” said Laura Washington, garden manager.
Calling All Pottstown Homeowners and Residents of Rental Properties! Enhance the appearance of your home and neighborhood with a beautiful garden or by having decorative containers or window boxes of ﬂowers and plants for a chance to win a cash prize! Eligible contestants include all Pottstown residence located within the area bordered by North Charlotte St. on the west, North Adams Street on the east, East High Street on the south and Beech Street on the north.
Now…Let’s Get Growing!
Click here to get all the details and get entry form: MOSAIC Contest Flyer 2014
Although it’s the season to grow, gardening can seem intimidating for people who’ve never done it before.
Garden manager Laura Washington of the MOSAIC Pottstown Community Gardens said container gardening is a great option for beginners.
“It allows for gardeners to contain their garden in a small space,” she said.
Container gardening is also preferable for people with limitations such as arthritis in their knees, Washington said. People can place their carton on a stool or tabletop and work sitting down, she said.
On Saturday, April 5, the MOSAIC CLT spent a day in community preparing our gardens for the coming growing season! Neighbors and friends swept, dug, and spread compost and smiles at our two gardens at 423 and 615 Chestnut Street. We’ll have another Garden Day on April 12 from Noon to 3 PM, and again on Wednesday, April 23 from 2 – 3 PM.
Come grow with the MOSAIC Community Land Trust!
Saturday, April 12 – 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 – 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.
COMING SOON: MOSAIC’s 2nd Beautification Contest-Prizes Awarded! Keep checking our website for more details!
Would You Love to Teach a Workshop or Attend a Table Event? Let us know! Review the dates below and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about workshop and table event activities!
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