One of St Martins’ service users, who is a trainee bricklayer, has completed a raised brick flowerbed in the garden at Wilton Villas. The work has been carried out to a very high standard and we wish our service user good luck with the rest of his training. His work looks promising, as you can see from the photo below. The next step is to fill the raised flowerbed with at least a ton of soil in the spring and then plant some herbs and vegetables. This produce will be used in healthy cooking sessions at Wilton Villas and New North Road. Cooking sessions will be used to make produce to sell at St Martins’ Summer Fair 2018.
This work is being done as part of St Martins’ SEED (Social Enterprise and Employment Drive), a joint initiative between St Martins’ staff and service users to provide some training, experience and a small amount of income for people with enduring mental health needs and criminal backgrounds.