Our Awesome Farm in Leopold
Encompass Community Services’ farm in Leopold called “The Paddock” provides a unique setting and offers a fantastic opportunity for people to explore new experiences and learn new skills. The Paddock is currently being used by Encompass Options and Connections to host our Life Skills Programs and the Farming It program, as well as the Employment Division’s Urban Farm project and our College of Education and Training.
Encompass Community Services purchased the 7acre property at 21-29 O’Halloran Road in July 2007. Since purchasing The Paddock, Encompass have completed modifications to the existing building at the site to address various barriers such as access restrictions for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility.
The Paddock is a safe, friendly and supportive environment; all staff and clients are involved in encouraging and supporting others and celebrating each other’s achievements. It has a flow on effect which benefits the clients, including improved work satisfaction and a sense of personal accomplishment.
Please contact the Farm Coordinator, Chris Evans on 03 5222 3377 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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