Hi my name is Alex and I'm going to be volunteering for 'Let's Grow Preston'.
This means I'll be posting regular blogs to the website and keeping everyone up to date with the latest goings on at 'Let's Grow Preston'.
As well as volunteering at LGP I also volunteer at Preston Parks on Monday mornings with Steve Smith ( senior park ranger) We do a thourough litter clearance of the park and/or some planting bulbs.
Fortnightly on Tuesdays I volunteer at Leyland Day Centre. This involves serving tea and coffee for the clientsand soon I'll be venturing out in the garden to do some work there.
Fortnightly on Wednesdays I volunteer for the Bees, Butterflies and Bikes group. We meet at the Anderton Arms, Fulwood. It is managed by Chris Taylor at Lancashire Wildlife Trust and he gives a practical demonstration of the work we'll be carrying out then he leaves us to it for a couple of hours. We mostly do plug planting, wildflower planting and scrub clearance.
Every Thursday morning I volunteer at Green Gym in Blackburn. This is a conservation based group that carries out work across Witton Park in Blackburn. Since being there last October (2015) I have done rhododendron clearance, created log piles and learnt how to make trenches and plant trees.
Yesterday I had a meeting at INTACT in Ingol and I'll be volunteering for them every couple of weeks from Tuesday 29th March, working in the garden.
Friday - Sunday is a well deserved rest!
Please keep an eye out for my blogs on here, I hope you find them interesting.:)