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
school/educational visits

* Corporate Challenge Days for businesses, local and central government and voluntary organisations' staff teams

OPENING TIMES:

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

LATEST NEWS

PLEASE PLEASE VOTE FOR RHUBARB FARM

We have the chance of £5k from the OneFamily Foundation to help provide Micro Jobs for volunteers - 4 hours a week for 6 months, to help people get work experience, a better CV, and confidence, but only if we get enough votes. So please vote for us by going to  https://foundation.onefamily.com/commun…/nominated-projects/  
Search for 'Rhubarb Farm' in projects and cast your vote!  We have until 6th September to mobilise our votes.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION TO HELP US WIN. It'll be a tough call....

THE LANGWITH SHOW    Saturday 2nd September 12noon to 4pm  Hardwick Street, Langwith, NG20 9DR

The Langwith Show is a traditional Produce Show, with 59 classes in 8 sections, plus much more -  dog agility displays, craft, bric-a-brac and public service stalls, a Fun Dog Show, Shirebrook Brass Band, Buddies Rock band, magician, birds of prey, bouncy castles, outdoor pizza oven, barbecue, cakes, teas and much much more.

Download the Show Leaflet

Download the Show schedule and entry form

Download the Dog Show Poster

Come along and enjoy a real family fun event.

Anyone wanting a stall please email:  tammy@rhubarbfarm.co.uk


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: clerk@langwithparishcouncil.gov.uk ) 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.

RHUBARB FARM AT THE 'CHELSEA OF THE NORTH'


Peter Brandham, last remaining allotment holder on the Rhubarb Farm site came to the Show on Press Day. Seen in the 1940s allotment.

Rhubarb Farm was invited to have an Edible Feature at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show from 7-11th June.  The invitation came from the Welbeck School of Artisan Food, whom the Farm supplies with vegetables, salads, fruit, herbs  and edible flowers.

The RHS sponsored our Feature with a grant and provided a designer, Chris Smith, of Pennard Plants, Somerset.

With Chris's good guidance on the growing, and following his design, we built a 1940s allotment and a Garden For Hard Times. The allotment reflected our location in the ex-mining village of Langwith, on the Derbs/Notts border, with rows of traditional vegetables, and a couple of hens, and showed how the miners in times of hardship would have fed their families. The modern Garden For Hard Times reflected our work with people with multiple and complex needs, who don't have their own place, have a transitory lifestyle or live in cramped conditions.  It showed how you can grow healthy veg, salads, fruit and herbs in anything recycled, so we had builders' bags, a bath, toilets, toilet cistern, a pop bottle greenhouse and a hanging herb garden and workstation made out of recycled pallet wood.


The 1940s team on Day One of the Show

Volunteers and staff were all involved in the preparation for the Show.  The Rhubarb Shed Men built the allotment shed, chicken coop and run, and picket fence and the pop bottle greenhouse, hanging herb garden, workstation, patio and gate for the Garden For Hard Times.  We had 4 benches, a table and a herb table on a sitting area between the two gardens, and they built those too, and we took a lot of orders for benches and tables during the Show!

Sitting area at the Show, showing benches and table made by the Rhubarb Shed Men

The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Guide listed Rhubarb Farm as no. 7 in the Show highlights, mentioning it twice more in the Guide, and many visitors to our Edible Feature said that for them it was the best thing in the whole Show!

We have received a lot of good publicity as a result of standing at Chatsworth, but above all it has given new confidence and strength to all the volunteers and staff who participated in the build, Show and breakdown.


The 1940s allotment with visitors looking in 

It took a lot of our time, but we all feel that it has been a wonderfully worthwhile thing to do – beyond our imaginings and a great achievement for a small social enterprise.

Rhubarb Farm was invited to have an Edible Feature at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show from 7-11th June.  The invitation came from the Welbeck School of Artisan Food, whom the Farm supplies with vegetables, salads, fruit, herbs  and edible flowers.


Showing our sitting area, looking into the Garden For Hard Times

The RHS sponsored our Feature with a grant and provided a designer, Chris Smith, of Pennard Plants, Somerset.

With Chris's good guidance on the growing, and following his design, we built a 1940s allotment and a Garden For Hard Times. The allotment reflected our location in the ex-mining village of Langwith, on the Derbs/Notts border, with rows of traditional vegetables, and a couple of hens, and showed how the miners in times of hardship would have fed their families. The modern Garden For Hard Times reflected our work with people with multiple and complex needs, who don't have their own place, have a transitory lifestyle or live in cramped conditions.  It showed how you can grow healthy veg, salads, fruit and herbs in anything recycled, so we had builders' bags, a bath, toilets, toilet cistern, a pop bottle greenhouse and a hanging herb garden and workstation made out of recycled pallet wood.


The workstation on the Garden For Hard Times

Volunteers and staff were all involved in the preparation for the Show.  The Rhubarb Shed Men built the allotment shed, chicken coop and run, and picket fence and the pop bottle greenhouse, hanging herb garden, workstation, patio and gate for the Garden For Hard Times.  We had 4 benches, a table and a herb table on a sitting area between the two gardens, and they built those too, and we took a lot of orders for benches and tables during the Show!

The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Guide listed Rhubarb Farm as no. 7 in the Show highlights, mentioning it twice more in the Guide, and many visitors to our Edible Feature said that for them it was the best thing in the whole Show!

We have received a lot of good publicity as a result of standing at Chatsworth, but above all it has given new confidence and strength to all the volunteers and staff who participated in the build, Show and breakdown.

It took a lot of our time, but we all feel that it has been a wonderfully worthwhile thing to do – beyond our imaginings and a great achievement for a small social enterprise.

See more of Rhubarb Farm's presence at the Chatsworth Flower Show on the Rhubarb Farm Facebook page

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.

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Rhubarb Farm is a Community Interest Company (CIC) no. 7059841