MOSAIC C.L.T. Hires New Community Gardens Manager, Laura Washington

laura-washingtonPottstown, Pa. – Mosaic CLT is pleased to welcome Laura Washington as its new Community Garden Manager.  Laura has been on a lifelong journey to eat well, live well and make every concession to live a natural, wholesome lifestyle.  A big part of that journey revolves around the foods that she and her family enjoy.  Laura completed a 9-month Homestead Herbalism Course and certification at the Farm at Coventry in Pottstown.

The course was a turning point in her view of life and the reality that the earth provides everything we need to live a life that is kinder and gentler to the environment and one another.

Last year, Laura was an active member of the Mosaic Community Gardens at 423 Chestnut St. She held seminars, demonstrations and assisted with volunteer activities while tending to her own plot and those of others.

Laura has this to say about her experience of the gardens last year:

“I captured the essence of what a community garden is made of: amazing people who share and care about the environment, each other and what they grow and eat.”

A big “thank you” to all the amazing applicants for this position!

We consider it fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview so many qualified candidates.  It was a tough decision.  However, we enjoyed the process and especially speaking with each and every one of you and, (some of you twice).

Again, thank you so much and we hope you’ll be part of the gardens this year to help further create community and share your knowledge with others.

Laura’s qualifications, in the end, were the perfect match for our mission of creating neighborhood, gardening and promoting healthy choices.  As a volunteer, during our first season, Laura made a big impact on all who had the joyful opportunity to spend time with her in the gardens.

Pottstown Borough Manager Lured Away By West Norriton Township

Location of West Norriton Township in Montgome...

Location of West Norriton Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Pottstown‘s loss is West Norriton‘s gain.  And it is Pottstown’s loss!  Good luck finding somebody to replace Jason!  We wish Jason the best of luck in his new position and thank him for leaving Pottstown in better shape than he found it.

POTTSTOWN, Pa.  — Borough Manager Jason Bobst is leaving the post he has held for three years to take a job as the township manager of West Norriton.

With the 90 days’ notice his contract requires, his last day will fall sometime in August.

Bobst said Tuesday he had not been looking for long, “but I saw an opportunity that opened up and it piqued my interest.”

He was helped in what he said was “a difficult decision” by “ongoing issues around here,” but he declined to elaborate.

Read more: http://www.timesherald.com/article/20120522/NEWS01/120529831/pottstown-borough-manager-hired-by-west-norriton