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Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast is Alderman Guy Spence at the opening of Donegall Pass garden

The Belfast Conservation Action Team recently (well, it was in May!) attended the official opening of Donegall Pass Community Garden.

This is a project we have worked on for the past year, transforming a derelict, overgrown piece of land into a working city garden, complete with polytunnel, raised beds, wildlife mural, picnic tables and BBQ area.

The garden will be open to anyone in the local community who wishes to get involved in growing their own vegetables and fruit etc.

The event was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast and several MLA'S, as well as a large section of the local community.

And while on the subject of attending official openings... we recently attended the opening of a new conservation garden which we had worked on for the past few months at St. Colman's Primary School in Lambeg, Lisburn.

The garden was created on a previously unused area in the school and now features a wildlife pond, raised vegetable beds, living willow domes, plus a polytunnel with wooden furniture constructed by our L'Derry Conservation Action Team.

The event was also attended by Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan who cut the ribbon and planted a tree on the day.

Great work all round!