Women and children visiting the Broadmeadows Women’s Community House will have the chance to grow and harvest produce in the centre’s new garden.

Hume council and Anglicare Victoria have built a garden at the Hadfield Court centre as part of the council’s Health Together Hume program.

Women involved in the community house will maintain the garden as part of their curriculum.

Mayor Drew Jessop said the garden would help people learn about the environment.

“By embedding these practices into daily life, women and children are supported to become environmentally responsible, to show respect for the environment and to promote learning and understanding of the world around us,” he said.