We make a difference to people's lives
"I have seen your advert today for the Drug and Alcohol worker and was actually not looking for a new job! However, I have fallen in love with Rhubarb Farm after spending most of the evening on your website! I am currently working for a charity and extremely happy in my role but I just may have to apply!
I just wanted to say what a wonderful project and such an exciting one! Good luck with all you do."
"I love it here because you don't discriminate against anyone, you take anyone who wants or needs you" Volunteer with epilepsy
"Thank you for the great work you are doing for the community, it is most inspirational" Malkan Enterprises, Nether Langwith
" That was the most unusual meeting I have ever had" Elaine Reddish, Multi Agency Team Manager, Derbyshire County Council, after being shown round Rhubarb Farm.
In May 2012, when a medical emergency occurred at Rhubarb Farm, the Emergency Care Practitioner, Chris Mullard, wrote this accolade about Rhubarb Farm's care practise:
"Given information on patient from staff on sheet, pre-printed with all patient details. Very useful as patient was unresponsive and non-communicative on arrival. Very good team response in general from all at Rhubarb Farm."
"I love doing the courses at Rhubarb Farm and Jason is a great person to teach and inspire confidence (as I have over the last 10 years through ill health and mental health issues lost all my self-esteem). It has been a long time since I enjoyed anything as much as Rhubarb Farm as I do not see many people other than my husband and Glen (my best friend) - so life is very lonely for me. " Andrea
"I've just read your latest newsletter and just wanted to comment on the amazing progress you've made! It all sounds fantastic with the extra staff you have taken on and the links with probation and prison! I'm really impressed! Congratulations! It's so fantastic for me to see the growth of Rhubarb Farm over the life of my project and to continue the links with you." Sheila Platt, Hearty Lives Bolsover Project Co-ordinator, NHS Derbyshire County
At an Awards Ceremony in Worksop on 14th October 2011 Rhubarb Farm won an award from the Bassetlaw Physical Activity and Health Partnership, in the Inclusive Schemes category, for our work in promoting physical activity and health in Bassetlaw. We are delighted that our work has been so acclaimed at this early stage in our development. Thank you Bassetlaw!
Jennie Street accepting an award in October 2011 from the Bassetlaw Physical Activity and Health Partnership for promoting healthy activities.
"Thank you for hosting a wonderful volunteering day at Rhubarb Farm last Friday - we all had a great time." Bhadra Brown, Volunteer Manager, Department for Work and Pensions, Central England
"Attended 8th July with 6 young people to carry out some enrichment volunteering - a really enjoyable day with lots of tasks planned which met the needs of our learners. Staff and volunteers welcoming and friendly. " Elly Suffolk ACORN Training, Ripley.
"Lovely site with lots of potential and great future plans" Visitor
"A worthwhile project with a very relevant focus on elements of wellbeing and primary prevention. The Committee agreed that this was a well researched application with a well thought-out project plan."
The British Heart Foundation awarding Rhubarb Farm a grant for healthy eating courses.
"Please can I continue to come here each week after my community service order hours are paid off?" Volunteer
"A lovely atmosphere. Nice to have something like this on our doorstep" Langwith Resident who came to the Family Fun Day on 23rd July 2011
"Fantastic fresh veg" Langwith Junction resident at Family Fun Day
"Everything friendly and brill activities" Tanya Nolan at the Family Fun Day
"I just wanted to say a big thank you from our team for a wonderful day. I think time out of the office doing Community 10,000 is a valuable experience both in terms of seeing how our customers work with the community and what is out their to help them in their journey towards finding a job. I think the time we spent as a team helped us clear out a few cobwebs we had and I will definitely be recommending it to others!" Sue Holmes, Department of Work and Pensions, after volunteering day in September 2011
"Thanks for an informative 4 weeks and for giving me the enthusiasm to getting going with my allotment. I feel like I will at least stand a fighting chance of producing some produce next year. Rhubarb Farm is FAB" Debbie Reynolds, who attended the Growing Vegetables course, Sept-Oct 2011
"As a recipient of the Vegware Community Fund, Rhubarb Farm have been a true joy to work with. They have been consistently professional and friendly, and provide excellent monthly updates which convey the incredible passion and dedication they have for the organisation."
Grace Brownlie, Vegware, which provides Rhubarb Farm with a monthly grant.