A grant from the police crime commissioner’s fund could help a project blossom- literally.
The £5,000 was awarded to the community project, Rhubarb Farm ,in Langwith and was spent on providing a new polytunnel.
Derbyshire’s police and crime commissioner, Alan Charles, was on hand to cut the ribbon along with staff and volunteers.
Jennie Street, MD at Rhubarb Farm, said: “The main thing to be grown in the polytunnel will be year-round salad crops.
“Sales of these will help Rhubarb Farm finance further work with ex-offenders and people with long-term issues.”
As a social enterprise, Rhubarb Farm helps people with learning difficulties, unemployed people, ex-offenders and people with mental and physical ill-health to develop their skills and find jobs.
The aims are to help people realise their potential and gain confidence, through work, placements and volunteering.