Good afternoon avid readers of my daily blogs. This marks the last blog of this week covering my voluntary pursuits throughout Preston. At lunchtime today a new course started at Let's Grow Preston. It was a horticultural course that was valuable training for new and existing gardeners. I arrived at the Pavilion HQ at 11.45am complete with high visibility jacket, waterproof pants and gloves. Within seconds I was introduced to Bill who was the teacher from Lancashire College t
Happy afternoon blog followers and allow me to reveal a brand new week as Alex Ashworth perseveres with his voluntary pursuits. Today was Monday which meant another trip to Preston Parks and with the capable, reassuring and encouraging hands of senior park ranger Mr. Steve Smith. On arrival he gave a small package of seeds for me to plant or to pass on to other voluntary groups I am associated with. There were four varieties in total :- pakchoi, lettuce, spring onions and cre
Good afternoon one and all and welcome to the last blog of this week documenting the many voluntary roles young Alex Ashworth is maintaining in and around the community of Lancashire. It's been a fortnight since I volunteered for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as part of the Bees, Butterflies and Bikes group so it was high time to make another visit to this eco-friendly group. Yesterday I arrived at the allocated location spot ( outside The Anderton Arms pub in Fulwood ) promp
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to day two in an exciting and fresh new week into the work of Alex Ashworth who undergoing a series of voluntary jobs throughout the Lancashire district. Yesterday Barry Mann from INTACT text me to let me know he'd be away today for my fortnightly session at INTACT. He made me aware of the things that needs doing and encouraged me to ring him if I needed any extra advice/help. I did ring him and he let me know a final task to complete at
A good day to you all and welcome to a fresh new week into the lively activity work Alex Ashworth commits to within the voluntary sector and in the subject of gardening. This morning I attended a two hour session with Steve Smith ( senior park ranger) for my weekly visit to Preston Parks. It was a smoking hot morning so I came prepared like last Wednesday and wore my high visibility vest complete with waterproof pants and gloves for the unlikely event that it may rain. I wal
St Barnabas Place (off St Pauls Road, near Meadow Street) are gearing up for a new season. They have already started some planting veg and are putting plans together for regular activity sessions. If you would like to get involved with this group let us know and we will put you intouch with them!
Good afternoon and welcome to the last blog of this week documenting the many voluntary roles Alex Ashworth is committing to throughout Lancashire. It's been a fortnight since I last volunteered for Let's Grow Preston and if you recall last time I was given the mighty task of mowing the community garden. Today that task was set upon me once more, this time, however I had come prepared. Acknowledging that last time I wore my heavy waterproof jacket and was sweating buckets by
Good afternoon and welcome to a fresh new work into the busy life of Alex Ashworth and is voluntary commitments in and around the Lancashire district. Last Monday Steve Smith ( senior ranger at Preston Parks ) asked if I'd like to come in on Bank Holiday Monday, without any reluctance I immediately said an affirmative yes. So here I am writing about this mornings activities on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016. I arrived at the Pavilion base at approximately 9.45am. As I made