I started this position exactly 1 year and 2 days ago and have loved every minute of it.
I have worked on some amazing projects and had the opportunity to go on numerous training courses which have been extremely beneficial. Training has included dry stone walling, wood-working, fungi ID, beach surveys, barn owl surveys, bee keeping and a 10 day permaculture course in Tipperary.
I have had the chance to work with some great organizations – including The Woodland Trust, Ulster Wildlife, Belfast Hills Partnership, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Business in the Community NI, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Community Development and Health Network, Butterfly Conservation NI and more – and so many enthusiastic community groups, youth groups and schools.
Massive thanks to my host organization Carrickfergus Borough Council who have been excellent! And to TCV NI staff for all their help!