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.
VEGWARE: Rhubarb Farm's long-term funder.
Rhubarb Farm is very proud to report that Eco-Friendly packaging company, VEGWARE, HQ in Edinburgh, has been supporting Rhubarb Farm for 6 years with a monthly grant, of £50. Vegware's support of our work amounts to a considerable sum in that time, but also represents a commitment to the community and the work of our enterprise which is a wonderful example of Corporate Social Responsibility. Vegware are not a massive company but they had the vision to fund a fledgling social business whose environmental and social aims reflected their own. They have stood by us while we have grown.
We send Vegware a brief monthly report and photos, which go on the Vegware Community Fund pages of their website http://vegwarecommunityfund.org/ Take a look to see what we have written, and to see all the other social projects which Vegware funds.
Vegware's description of the company, from its website:
Vegware is the only completely compostable packaging company operating globally. Our award winning catering disposables are
low carbon, made from renewable or recycled materials, and all can be recycled along with food waste. In 2009, Vegware started the Vegware Community Fund to support sustainability in its widest sense, including the built and natural environment, and community projects, by offering monthly grants or a regular donation of Vegware's eco packaging.
In 2015, the Vegware Community Fund won the Foodservice Packaging Association's Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
Because of their strong CSR ethic, Rhubarb Farm would like to urge other community organisations, businesses and voluntary groups to consider purchasing their food packaging from Vegware – it will come full circle and support the community, environmentally and socially!
Full time horticulturist vacancy
Rhubarb Farm will be seeking to appoint a full-time horticulturist starting in February 2017. The vacancy will go live in late October. If you are interested in this post, please note that we will expect all applicants to have completed at least one day's volunteering on the Farm before submitting their application. This is so that everyone understands the extent of our work, how we involve and support volunteers in everything and how the team works together, because we are an unusual organisation.
If you wish to volunteer prior to the applications going live, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange when you would like to come. Working hours are 8.30am-4.30pm.
We will expect all candidates to have g ood/excellent gardening or horticultural skills including in depth experience of vegetable growing, minimum NVQ level 2 in Horticulture or to have proven industry experience, and possess a UK driving licence. Other advantages would be tractor driving qualification and experience of field scale growing.
RHUBARB FARM BLOG CONTRIBUTION
Rhubarb Farm was asked by the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies (Companies House), to write a blog about being a CIC.
We felt this was an honour to be recognised as having something to say. Our blog was published on 5th July 2016 and can be found on this web link
CHICKEN RUN EGGS FOR SALE
Now we have around 100 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.
Rhubarb Farm is a Community Interest Company (CIC) no. 7059841