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The Sunflower Effect Project

Thank you to everyone who joined The Sunflower Effect Project and helped us spread hope and brightness into the streets of Maroondah.

Sunflowers are the symbol of hope - all it takes is one seed, one thoughtful act, one kind word to bring brightness into someone else’s world.

As part of Be Kind Maroondah, we encouraged Maroondah residents to plant sunflower seeds in their front garden or in a pot to bring some hope and brightness into their street. Seed packets were also available to share with neighbours so they could plant them too resulting in streets of bright and cheerful sunflowers.

For those who planted sunflowers, we’d love you to share pictures of your sunflowers growing and blooming. You can send your photos to

As your flowers start to wilt, you can harvest the seeds hidden within the head of the sunflower. Each sunflower has hundreds of seeds so you have lots of seeds to plant later in spring. You could also share any excess seeds with family and friends. Watch our video to find out how to harvest your sunflower seeds.

To find out more about The Sunflower Effect please call Fiona Burridge, Be Kind Maroondah Facilitator on 9294 5737 or email

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