A message from Laura Washington, Gardens Manager:
We will continue to tidy up the garden grounds, review plot assignments, provide planting ideas and hand out seeds and seedlings.
Greetings Gardeners and Friends,
Pottstown, PA— Have you ever wanted to have your own garden, but didn’t have enough room in your yard? Would you like your children to learn how to grow their own fresh vegetables, but don’t know where to begin? Would you like to meet a diverse group of individuals who love spending time outdoors?
The MOSAIC Community Land Trust Community Garden is waiting for YOU! Located at 423 Chestnut Street.
The community garden is now accepting applications for this years growing season! On Saturday, April 13th from 9-12 – the garden will host its first Work & Play day of the season. There will be a brief information session to explain what community gardens are all about and to take applications for raised bed garden plots for the 2013 season. There will be a wide range of free seeds and seedlings for garden plot owners to dig in and plant that day.
Garden plot owners pay a small annual fee to lease their plot and actively cultivate it throughout the entire growing season. The MOSAIC encourages new and seasoned gardeners alike to be a part of this neighborly experience. Individuals, families, community organizations, youth groups, and local restaurants are all welcome to apply for a plot.
Can’t make on the 13th? The next Garden Work & Play Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th from 9-12; please make a note of it and plan to attend.
For more information, contact Laura Washington, Garden Manager, at 484-300-2410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
What are the benefits of becoming a member of the Mosaic CLT?
At Mosaic, we work hard every day to change the environment in the core Pottstown neighborhoods to one of a healthy, stable and sustainable environment now and for future generations.
To undertake these responsibilities, we need a continuum of resources, information, professional growth, security, and public support to make it happen!
Your membership will be an investment in your personal growth while helping the Community Land Trust set and meet our goals.
- You will become a voting member of the organization at the annual meeting.
- Garden workshops and other MOSAIC events are FREE to members.
-You will receive a very cool custom designed T-shirt and matching shopping bag.
Join MOSAIC Community Land Trust today.
Ask your friends and neighbors to consider a membership too.
Invest in lifting up your community and enjoy the rewards of working together, making new friends and celebrating life.
Click on the link to download & print the application:
We hope you will join us!!
Would you like to have a plot in the community gardens this coming spring?
Don’t miss out on the fun, the good, healthy eats and an opportunity to meet and share ideas and gardening tips with your neighbors.
Please open, download and print the application in the link below – and we hope to see you at the MOSAIC Community Gardens this Spring – 423 Chestnut St. Pottstown.
Mosaic Community Land Trust is very pleased to announce the creation of a unique, half-time position as Community Garden Manager working with residents and the land trust in an organic gardens setting.
With spring just a heart beat away, we would like to fill this position soon. Please click on the link below for all the details.
If you have excellent people skills and you are a top notch organic gardener, we hope to hear from you!!
Spring 2012, THE NEW COMMUNITY GARDENS, 423 Chestnut St. Pottstown, PA