Cultivate London Summer Solstice Party

Local restaurant La Trompette was on board for fundraiser

a gathering at the Salopian summer party

Image - Pam Wade photography


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Cultivate London, which helps train young people to find work in horticulture, had a very successful fundraising Summer Solstice party with Michelin-starred La Trompette providing the food.

The restaurant is now buying vegetables and salads from Cultivate's Salopian Garden in Brentford and the social enterprise charity hopes that it can pursuade other restaurants to come on board in a similar manner

Adriene Attorp, Chief Executive of Cultivate London said“We are firmly emphasising the link between good food and growing both for La Trompette’s young kitchen staff and Cultivate’s apprentices.”

salopian garden summer party

Guests enjoying canapes - Pam Wade photograph

chefs from la trompette

La Trompette staff

La Trompette is now collecting all its kitchen waste in collaboration with Indie Ecology to be turned into the wonderful compost that is proving the key to success. “With the best will in the world, restaurant kitchens produce huge quantities of green waste, and now I know this is going directly back into the soil I feel much better about it,” says Rob.

cultivate london head pulls tickets out for raffle

Adrienne Attorp pulls out the raffle winners

Meanwhile Cultivate’s young apprentices are increasingly visible around Chiswick. They recently re-seeded the wildflower meadow on Turnham Green and re-landscaped the gardens of Whittington Court in Edensor Gardens for the residents of the sheltered housing there.

cultivate trustee giving a speech

Sarah Ward trustee of Cultivate London launches their Friends project

July 1, 2017

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