Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Legal Eagles Get a Taste of Charity's Work

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Legal Eagles Get a Taste of Charity's Work

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LAWYERS from local firm Garland Waddington recently visited The Compass Institute's organic farm in Palmwoods, where they were taken on a tour by the farm's development co-ordinator, DJ McGlynn.

He shared the story of how the farm started five years ago and the important role it plays in the community by providing support for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

The Compass Farm provides work experience and supported employment opportunities for a wide number of social enterprises including market gardens, animal husbandry, bee-keeping, site services and fruit orchards.

Partner at Garland Waddington, Brendan Bathersby, said it was a unique and meaningful team-building experience to see the Compass Farm first hand and learn about the many social enterprises it had created for those in need.

"I've known about The Compass Institute and the good work they are doing in the community for a few years now, but it was a humbling experience to see and experience the farm with our own eyes and hands and learn about the budding and successful social enterprises they have established," Mr Bathersby said. …

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