An agriculture-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
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.
Rhubarb Farm has been recognised for its good practise in 3 different areas:-
DERBYSHIRE SAFE PLACES SCHEME . Rhubarb Farm is registered as a Safe Place. This is for adults with a learning disability, and is about premises offering a temporary place of safety should they find themselves in difficulty whilst out and about in the community. People with a learning disability carry a Keep Safe Card which details information that can be used to assist the person offering assistance, eg. telephoning a family member.
Rhubarb Farm has been awarded the Chesterfield Volunteer Bureau's Strategy Group QUALITY MARK FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGING VOLUNTEERS . It is signed up to the Volunteer Charter, which makes 14 pledges in the way we work with volunteers.
DWP DISABILITY CONFIDENCE SCHEME . Rhubarb Farm has been recognised as both a Disability Confident Employer and Disability Committed, which means that all our recruitment, training and practises are in line with good practise in disability rights, and that our premises, access and inclusivity are recognised as excellent.
RHUBARB FARM WINS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR 2017
Rhubarb Farm has won Social Enterprise of The Year at the Rural Business Awards at Denbies Winery, Dorking, Surrey. Getting a national award is amazing for our work and is down to all our wonderful staff and volunteers. And thank you to all the RBA judges for your recognition of our work.
Recent Rhubarb Farm good news, September 2017
Firstly, we have been short listed in the category Social Enterprise/Community Project of the Year, in the Rural Business Awards, in partnership with the Country Landowners' Association and Amazon. Managing Director Jennie Street, and Manager, Anita Ollerenshaw will be attending the sponsored dinner at the Awards Ceremony at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking Surrey, on 5th October. Please keep your fingers crossed that Rhubarb Farm comes out a winner! The Farm is delighted to have been recognised nationally through this nomination.
Secondly, in the spirit of diversifying our income streams, the first wedding reception was held at Rhubarb Farm on Saturday 16th September. We hope this will herald more in 2018, because it is a perfect venue for an alternative type of wedding, and for people on a limited budget who don't want to break the bank. I've posted photos on the Rhubarb Farm Facebook page if you're interested.
Thirdly, Derbyshire County Council Public Health Substance Misuse Commissioning Team has awarded the Farm a fifth contract for services to drug and alcohol misusers.
Fourthly, the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner has funded the Farm for a fifth year, for the salary of our Training Officer, and what's more, guaranteed this funding for three years, which makes a big difference not having to annually re-apply for funding.
PROPOSED NEW PLAY AREA ON HARDWICK STREET RECREATION GROUND
Langwith Parish Council is proposing to establish a new play area on the Hardwick Street Rec ground. Rhubarb Farm has offered to support the Parish Council with fund-raising contacts and ideas. The Parish Council plans to hold some consultation events so that children and parents can give their suggestions and ideas for the type of equipment and facilities in a play area. Sadly, this is not being done through social media, which means it won't reach many people. Rhubarb Farm has prepared a statement about the play area, to help the process, but anyone interested should contact the Parish Council in the Village Hall (Tel. 01623-746-498 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) to find out details of meetings, and to send in comments and suggestions. The Parish Council has a website, http://www.langwithparishcouncil.gov.uk , but there is nothing on this website about the play area proposals. Rhubarb Farm feels that as many people as might want to should be able to have a say on these proposals and it needs social media to spread the message that if you want a say, you had better raise your voice. Please share this post, especially with people who live around Devonshire Drive.
CHICKEN RUN EGGS FOR SALE
We have around 100 hens, so 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.
Rhubarb Farm is a Community Interest Company (CIC) no. 7059841