In March, still under a slight covering from the weekend's snow, customers and staff at DIG welcomed a visit from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Liz Truss, along with Cultivate London's chair and  Councillor for Northfield Ealing; David Millican.

 

The VIPs were treated to a tour of the site, a chat with trainees and a 'strawberry bag planting' demo. Although there was not enough time to put the kettle on, Lesley (Ealing Mencap's CEO), Adrian (Skills Development Manager), Rosie (Cultivate London's Site Manager), David and Liz all discussed the benefits of our partnership with Cultivate London and our joint goals for the future.

 

Cultivate London are sub-contracted to co-deliver Ealing Mencap's gardening and horticulture training at DIG. Cultivate London also facilitate all of the corporate volunteer days at the site.