The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) is the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. The company employs some 9,000 people in six countries and participates in every aspect of crop nutrition development. Fertilizers account for half of the world’s crop needs. Mosaic produces the nutrients plants need to flourish, plants like corn, wheat, soybeans, rice and canola, the staples of world-wide food production.

The company mines phosphate rock from nearly 200,000 acres of Mosaic-owned land in Central Florida and potash from four mines in North America, primarily in Saskatchewan. These products are processed into crop nutrients, and then shipped via rail, barge and ocean-going vessel to customers in the major agricultural centers of the world. Mosaic’s mission is clearly articulated: helping the world to grow the food it needs. They consider this mission “to be a compelling one that carries vast responsibility.”

Named one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for five consecutive years, Mosaic “strives to enrich the long term strength of communities in which Mosaic has offices and operations.” The company strives to be “a thoughtful and engaged neighbor who invests carefully and generously and seeks long-term partnerships with organizations that are making a difference.”

Mosaic is a strategic TEAM partner, helping the greater Punta Gorda Community build its community and school gardens. According to Mosaic’s Communication Manager, Kaley Miller, “TEAM Punta Gorda’s garden projects have created excellent partnership opportunities for Mosaic, schools and the community.  Gardens teach us not only about growing plants and vegetables, but about how to work together to achieve the best results.  At Mosaic, we are continually impressed with TEAM’s ability to bring together public and private entities, and citizen volunteers, to create meaningful projects and experiences.”

TEAM’s appreciation was expressed recently by CEO Nancy Johnson. “Mosaic has been a wonderful partner from the inception of our program five years ago. We now have two completed Community Gardens, one under construction at the Punta Gorda History Park and eight school gardens all funded by Mosaic.”

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