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Earlier this year Warrah’s Community Support Services team launched it’s micro enterprises program. This program reframes how we deliver work skills programs to our participants – allowing individuals on the program to directly reap the rewards of their work. Micro enterprises are small-scale businesses that empower our participants to share, explore and hone their existing skills, as well as develop new ones as we live, learn and grow together.

The program is about participants working towards a spending goal by running their own small business. These goals range from a pub lunch, to buying a tent for a family camping trip. So far this year Warrah’s micro enterprise participants have had the opportunity to reap the rewards from fresh produce box packing and delivery, farm work and lawn mowing. Teams have also been producing craft items such as bath salts, bees wax wraps and herbariums. Candle production has been going so well that we have just launched the range in our Farm Shop. Made with natural soy wax and pure essential oils, they are perfect for moments of self-care and serenity.