An environmental social enterprise, based in Langwith, on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, providing a service to the unemployed, recovering drug and alcohol misusers, ex-offenders, young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), excluded school students, people with learning disabilities, people with mental and physical ill health, ex service personnel, and people with dementia. We use the therapeutic organic horticulture model for developing skills, confidence and employability, and for improving health and well-being.
* We grow organic fruit and vegetables and keep poultry for eggs
* Production of weekly veg bags for local customers
* Health promotion through green gym activities
* Exciting environmental and Vegetable Growing sessions for
* Corporate Challenge Days for businesses, local and central government and voluntary organisations' staff teams
Rhubarb Farm is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. During the busiest horticultural months, April to June, we are also open Sundays. We can arrange corporate volunteering days or special events at weekends. Contact the office to discuss on 01623 741210.
RHUBARB VOLUNTEER SUCCESS STORY
Tom Howdle is 15. In October 2013, he started coming to Rhubarb Farm on work placement one day a week from his school. He is now moving on to do a bricklaying course at Chesterfield College and he has got an apprenticeship. He says "It was getting a reference from Rhubarb Farm that gave me the chance of my apprenticeship."
We are proud of you Tom, you worked hard at Rhubarb Farm and showed you could do it! Well done!
ANOTHER AWARD FOR RHUBARB FARM
Rhubarb Farm won an award from the Mansfield Chad newspaper at the Chad Pride awards night on 27th March 2014, in the category "Love Where You Live". We are delighted that volunteers and staff have been recognised for their hard work and commitment to supporting people in the local community.
Photos appeared in the Mansfield Chad which was great publicity, and here is the photo of L-R: Lynn Macefield (Finance and Monitoring Officer), Jennie Street (Managing Director), Anna Simpson (volunteer and Rhubarb Farm Ambassador) with Shelley England from Greene King that sponsored the category.
CHICKEN RUN EGGS FOR SALE
Now we have 80 hens, fresh eggs are available in plenty from our CHICKEN RUN Project!
Eggs can be collected in person from site, or delivered on one of two delivery days per week.
£1.20 per half dozen, £2.30 per dozen. 25p delivery if you live in Langwith, Nether Langwith, Upper Langwith or Langwith Junction, as one of our volunteers will be delivering the eggs by bicycle.
We need lots of egg boxes, so please recycle your eggboxes for Rhubarb Farm, and come and see our free range happy hens.
POLYTUNNEL WARMING PARTY 6TH DECEMBER 2013
Alan Charles, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner came to Rhubarb Farm to open our new Polytunnel, which has been erected with an award of £5,000 from the Police and Crime Commissioner's Fund. He cut the ribbon and then stayed to talk to staff and volunteers. He spoke to some of the ex-offenders - staff and volunteers - and enjoyed the tasty leek and potato soup made with ingredients grown at Rhubarb Farm, as well as lovely mince pies. The event was attended by volunteers, ex-volunteers, supporters, Radio Sheffield and the Mansfield Chad.
Alan Charles cutting the ribbon to open the polytunnel
PCSO Steve Cathcart with Rhubarb Farm staff Simon and Tom
Andy Kershaw of Radio Sheffield interviewing Anna, Rhubarb Farm Ambassador
Staff - Debbie, Lesley and Sharon – with table laid out with soup and mince pies, plus snowmen and Xmas cakes for sale
RHUBARB FARM WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD!
Rhubarb Farm has won a Green Guardians award from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust for our work providing opportunities for people from all walks of life, by growing fruit and vegetables, and for promoting low impact living. Site Buddy Worker Sharon Storey and Managing Director Jennie Street received the award at a ceremony in the Albert Hall, Nottingham on Thursday 14th December. A beautiful bronze statue of a deer, and £1,000 accompanied the award. This is a great boost to our work, and another boost for our profile.
Rhubarb Farm is a Community Interest Company (CIC) no. 7059841