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.
NEW VEGETABLE GROWING COURSES March 2014
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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.
Halloween Party Photos
CHICKEN RUN ..... CHICKEN RUN ..... CHICKEN RUN ..... CHICKEN RUN .....
Soon Rhubarb Farm's poultry project, called CHICKEN RUN, will be starting to deliver eggs by bicycle to people who live within easy biking distance of Rhubarb Farm.
Our 80 hens will provide plenty of eggs to sell
at the end of October, and so will have plenty of eggs to sell every day.
The money we will raise from the eggs will lead to us being able to provide employment for one of our volunteers to look after the hens and then deliver the eggs on a special bicycle.
We would like some regular orders, and are happy to deliver to customers on a weekly or twice-weekly basis. Money can be left in a pre-arranged place if you are out, so it is convenient for everyone.
We will be charging £1.20 per half dozen with a 20p delivery charge. So the more you get, the better value!
If you live very close to Rhubarb Farm or come in weekly to collect your veg bag and want them regularly you would be best to have a regular order, as we anticipate good demand for the eggs - they will be fresh and so much tastier than the usual supermarket eggs.
We are taking names now, so you can phone Rhubarb Farm on 01623-741-210 to put your name down for a regular order. This will help us gauge sales and plan deliveries.
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Rhubarb Farm is a Community Interest Company (CIC) no. 7059841