An horticultural-based 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
* Men in Sheds Project on site
* Garden Maintenance Team
* Winter pig-keeping
* Rhubarb House for independent living
Rhubarb Farm is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. We can arrange corporate volunteering days or special events at weekends. Contact the office to discuss on 01623 741210.
A brand new minibus for Rhubarb Farm
On 15th February 2019 at the Building Communities Awards run by Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) of Alfreton, which Angela, Rhubarb Farm's Business Development Manager, and Jennie, MD, attended, we were expecting to receive a cheque for about £10k from monies raised by EEM members. Instead, to our total amazement, Rhubarb Farm was given a brand new 17-seater minibus worth £26,700 !!! More than we hoped for in our wildest dreams for the Farm!
PLUS a personalised registration plate R400 BRB and branding along the sides!!
? On the night, a video was played of a radio 'broadcast' announcing the donation of the minibus after we had already been presented with the £12000 cheque, which we had thought was what they were going to give us.
? We just don't know how to thank EEM and all 25 companies, local authorities and housing associations (their members) whom they procure materials for. Incredible. It restores our faith in human nature.
?We want to express a special thanks to Pete Smith, CEO of EEM, who runs an amazing business not only recognising the good work of the businesses they procure for, but donating its profits for community benefit and raising more money from its members to add to this. A brilliant model of corporate social responsibility.
Big Lottery Fund
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £315,254 for 5 years by the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities Programme.
This is to employ a full-time Volunteer Co-ordinator and a full-time Buddy Worker, plus some expenses for transport and for IT equipment. It is a huge boost to us all and will enable us to reinforce and extend our work.
We wish to thank the National Lottery for this award - and if you bought lottery tickets you now know that you have helped Rhubarb Farm into the bargain!
RHUBARB FARM COMMUNITY CAFE
Every Monday from 12noon Rhubarb Farm runs a Community Cafe for people who are socially isolated, or would like a good meal in good company.
We welcome referrals from friends, families and professionals, as well as self-referrals. We welcome everyone at Rhubarb Farm, so please don't hesitate to refer or ask to come.
Please contact us by phone on 01623-741-210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message us on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhubarb-Farm/222740847792024
CHICKEN RUN EGGS FOR SALE
We have around 100 hens, so fresh eggs are available in plenty from our CHICKEN 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.
Rhubarb Farm is a Community Interest Company (CIC) no. 7059841