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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.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Incredible Edible volunteers growing at FSC Preston Montford

Incredible Edible volunteers growing at FSC Preston Montford 

Two of FSC Preston Montford’s targets for the year were to find ways to work with volunteers and to grow some food to eat in the Centre kitchen.

The Centre has been successful in meeting both of these targets and volunteer gardener Steve Dawson is shown in front of his amazing tomatoes in the vegetable patch he created outside Caradoc Classroom. 
Figure 1 Adrian Pickles, Tina Dawson and Steve Dawson in front of Steve’s incredible garden

After many years as our Senior Kitchen Assistant Tina Dawson has left Preston Montford and moved to work at FSC Dale Fort. This is very good for Dale Fort and less good for PM, as both of them will be greatly missed. Thank you and best wishes to them for the future. 

More recently it has emerged that long-hoped for building work to upgrade facilities will eventually happen over the coming few months. This will disturb the grounds, so, as well as needing to find a new volunteer gardener and Senior Catering Assistant, Preston Montford also needs to find a new vegetable patch.
Figure 2 The staff picnic bench and kitchen herb garden
Head of Centre-Adrian Pickles- remains optimistic about finding both people and place to continue the Incredible Edible work in 2014 . He said “ the good news from this year is that we know that there is plenty of fertile ground and we have a system for volunteer appointments”.  
Preston Montford is looking for volunteers to help with regular gardening or task specific working more details are available from the Centre- Adrian.pm@field-studies-council.org  and on the Centre Blogpage http://prestonmontfordfieldcentre.blogspot.co.uk . News about Kitchen jobs and volunteer opportunities will also be put out on the Appointments section of the FSC website http://www.field-studies-council.org/vacancies.aspx
FSC Preston Montford Public Relations Team

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