Community Fund – Rhubarb Farm – April Update

11049577_1733927396834024_4489770535789568373_nApril sees Rhubarb Farm in top gear as the growing season gets into full swing, ground is prepped and the polytunnels fill up with seedlings and space is at a premium.

More volunteers come in too as the weather improves, and everyone needs some sort of support, so staff are really busy.

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We have appointed our ex-offender mentor, Luke Kelly as Horticulture Supervisor for our new project extending our growing area.  This is great progression for him because after 8 years in prison and a long criminal history he is now one of the Farm’s success stories – a good leader, role model and mentor.

We ran a Level One Social Enterprise course for volunteers who made craft things and then did a stall at Mansfield Market and attracted a lot of interest and buyers.