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About Second Seed - Our Community Garden

Semken Landscaping and Lentara UnitingCare (Lentara), have partnered to create Second Seed, a Community Garden at our Broadmeadows location. Second Seed will provide much needed fresh food for our Emergency Relief Program. The garden serves a greater purpose than food production, it’s also about building a positive environment where the Lentara Community can come together to grow, share and make social change. The garden was designed and built by Martin Semken and Jym King with assistance from Lentara's Communal Justice Program together with The Judy Lazarus Centre and The Department of Justice.

Lentara's Emergency Relief Program supports over 5,000 children and families annually by providing food and essential items. Hume City Council's Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013 - 2017 identified that Hume children were not eating the recommended fruit and vegetable serves and that a "secure, healthy and sustainable food system" is essential in effecting change. Second Seed aims to increase the fresh fruit and vegetables supplied to families through our Emergency Relief Program.

Second Seed is different from other Community Gardens. The positive outcome of this initiative will directly impact vulnerable children and families in our community. As Lentara strives to be at the forefront of Social Innovation, Second Seed has the potential to become part of a larger sustainable food system in Melbourne's North Eastern Suburbs.

View or download our Second Seed Information Booklet 

Ways to Get Involved

There are many ways to support or contribute to Second Seed. You can make a donation, donate materials or expertise, become a sponsor or become a member. If you'd like to help and can't find the information you are looking for, contact: communications@lentarauc.org.au or call Jeff Jones, Corporate Partnerships Manager on (03) 9351 3600.

Make a Donation

Second Seed receives no Government funding and is dependant on funds raised from within our community for its longeviety. Money isn't the only way you can help, you can also donate seeds and tools.

Community Membership

Support Second Seed by becoming a Community Member. To find out about the exclusive benefits on offer with your annual membership, head over to our shop.

Premium Membership

If you've got more to give, consider becoming a Premium Member of Second Seed. To find out more about the exclusive benefits of an annual Premium Membership head over to our shop.

Platinum Membership

If you're a Business, Foundation or Corporate Partner looking to make a difference in your local community become a Platinum Member of Second Seed. To find out more about the benefits of an annual membership head over to our shop.

Community Garden Partnerships

Become part of a secure, sustainable and healthy food system that supports vulnerable people in our community. We are looking to partner with ogranisations and businesses to grow ongoing opportunities for social change. Get in touch with our Corporate Partnerships Manager, Jeff Jones on (03) 9351 3600.