Urban Seed’s work has been emerging in Melbourne's inner west since
2000, with numerous staff and ex-residents from Urban Seed (Melbourne)
choosing to live and work locally. Some have continued participating in
the work of Urban Seed in the city while others have joined with local
churches and community groups.
Since 2008 a group of 8-10 people have lived locally, exploring the Seeds Covenant in order to strengthen their shared life and work.
In partnership with Urban Seed’s Credo Café we run cricket events that
build connections with marginalised people and the iconic 80-year-old Barkly Street Uniting Church Cricket Club
. In the winter months we play at the Maribyrnong Action Indoor Cricket Centre
. In partnership with Cricket Victoria
we have run street and community cricket activities seeking to involves
and newly arrived groups such as Indian Students and refugee groups
such as the River Nile Learning Centre
. A more recent partnership with Good Cricket
has also seen the development of a relationship with the Fitzroy "parkies".
Urban Seed Edge
We support youth and local schools through a leadership development
program called Urban Seed Edge
. We lead educational city walks for
various schools groups and support the Gilmore Girls' College
For more information on Urban Seed's work in Footscray contact Chris Lacey.