Rhubarb Farm Training

Rhubarb Farm Training courses

Every Tuesday

Improve your reading with Rhubarb Readers
at Shirebrook library

Wednesday April 12th 1.00-2.00pm

Transgender Awareness
Q & A session
Bring all the questions you would like to ask

Monday 27 th March 12.30 – 3.30pm

LGBT Training (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trangender )
All you wanted to know and were afraid to ask

Tuesday 4 th April 11.00 – 12.00pm

Energy Best Deals
Lower your bills – gas and electricity, water & broadband
Bring a bill with you

Coming soon to Rhubarb Farm ……….

* Volunteer Buddy Training
* Friends and Relationships

If you are interested in any course, please contact

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter Group


Have a coffee sit and chat and knit and crochet or share any craft expertise you have with the group.


For more information please ring 01623 741210


Since November 2015 Rhubarb Farm has run  courses for volunteers and anyone else who wants to come just for the courses.

• Maths for adults ended in December – run by Derbyshire Adult Education
• Pizza Oven Making – in-house.
• Anxiety course – Nottinghamshire County Council course.
• Disability Awareness – Derbyshire.
• Wreath-making – in-house
• First Art Project –  Crafts and art, making things to sell at The Langwith Show culminating in a community feast.
• Positive Behaviour in the Workplace
• Safeguarding – Online computer course all staff.
• Administration level 2 and Team Building level 2 apprenticeships for 3 staff. run under Chesterfield College.
• Knit and Natter – in-house club for the community.
• Alcohol Awareness Course – Derbyshire County Council
• Bright Side – Derbyshire Adult Education 19th January. Positive thinking course, including healthy cooking and crafts.
• Tree Grafting
• Freedom Project. Domestic abuse awareness for women
• BBO Job Seeking course.
• Money so What - Financial management and budgetting course

Operation Soup began on Wednesday 27th April.  This is a 6 week course, 2 hours a week, to help people make delicious soups from easy ingredients.  The first session made leek and potato soup, and participants were surprised at how easy it was to make, and what a yummy soup resulted!  

Operation Soup ended on June 1st with a celebration soup competition, activities for children, and a show by Vegetable Entertainer Madame Zucchini who dressed as a courgette.....


We run regular courses, advertised on this website and on the Rhubarb Farm Facebook page, as well as through local networks and organisations in Bolsover, Bassetlaw and Mansfield districts.

We also respond to requests for courses.

For information or bookings on all Rhubarb Farm courses, please contact 01623-741-210

We can also provide space for other organisations to run courses at Rhubarb Farm - using both outdoor and indoor space. Our facilities include an outdoor classroom, a firepit with seating circle, a cafe, and a training room.   For more information on this please ring 01623-741-210.

7 people attended a Hen-Keeping course at Rhubarb Farm in April, learning all aspects keeping hens.  Here are course participants getting familiar with some of Rhubarb Farm's 100 hens.  One participant, Lynn, wrote about the course:  
“ very informative in a relaxed atmosphere, hands on, lovely lunch and a tour of the farm for such a great fee..brilliant work..highly recommended. Thank-you”  


Arnold U3A participants of the Christmas wreath-making course in December 2014 made some positive comments:

“Nice atmosphere, good clear instructions with plenty of examples.  Plenty of things to do and good preparation of materials. [Staff and volunteers] were really kind and helpful, a great experience and I would enjoy another course.”

“Very friendly and hospitable bunch of trainers and helpers.  Help was available at all times.”