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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
FSC Preston Montford has been an outdoor classroom since 1957 and is a Field Studies Council centre. We deliver curriculum related outdoor education by the experts; from pre-school to Masters level; for infants, school students, undergraduates and enquiring adults with an interest in the natural world. Courses for schools and individuals. A venue for others to use; with bed space for 130, catering facilities and 7 fully equipped teaching and meeting spaces.

Friday, June 21, 2013

FSC Preston Montford Moths

Another stunning catch this week...

Buff Ermine

Buff Tip

Burnished Brass

Elephant Hawk Moth

Pale Tussock

Peppered Moth

Poplar Hawk Moth

Scorched Wing

Silver Ground Carpet

Miss Sophie Turpin at the moth trap

Incredible Growing Beds at Preston Montford

Growth of some Incredible Edible beds at FSC Preston Montford in 2013
We are using a garden border outside Caradoc classroom which wasn't previous used for growing food. It began in March but planting and growth were held up by the bad weather.
Beds set up by Community Payback group on a cold March Sunday

Volunteer gardener has worked hard to get things started and by early June some growth was coming through
June 13th 2013
The following week saw a major growth spurt

We are looking forward to eating something from the beds later in the year

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Using Solar Energy at Preston Montford

The sun has finally come out, and Preston Montford is using some new rotary line dryers to save energy.