About Us

The Farm

Second Nature Organics is the name of the farm that has been in the Costantini family since the 1950s when Mike and Betty Costantini settled in Narangba, just north of Brisbane.

It is now a certified organic farm producing a variety of small crops including kale, silverbeet, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, eggplants and herbs.  

We chose the name Second Nature because we think it's only natural to be able to enjoy quality, wholesome food that is good for you. We are passionate about good food, good health and the natural Australian environment, and we love to share our passions with others! 

Through our online store we are proud to offer our own certified organic produce, as well as hundreds of other organic food, health and household products, directly to customers. 

Mike and Betty Costantini

Mike Costantini was born in the beautiful Abbruzzi region of central Italy and immigrated to Australia in 1952. Mike's roots have always been in the land and his vision has been for the farm to be a place where you can have a leisurely caminata (stroll) and always find something to enjoy eating along the way. He’s 91 years old, but doesn’t look a day over 70!

Betty Costantini has raised five Costantini children along with helping to run all of the various farming activities over the years. Betty helps run the Second Nature Organics nursery and maintains our beautiful mandala garden.

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Leonard and Renee Costantini

Leonard Costantini and his wife Renee are Directors of Second Nature Organics.

They built their home on the family property in 2007 and started the organic farm business soon after.

Their two children love life on the farm, especially living next door to Grandma and Nonno.

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Elicia O’Brien

Elicia grew up on her family property in Merriwa, near the Hunter Valley. Friendship with the Costantini family blossomed at the local day-care centre when their children were young, and it was only natural that she came to work at the farm a few years later.

Elicia manages most of the daily operations at the farm and is a partner in the home delivery service.  

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Epic employment

We are proud to employ a number of young people with disabilities at the farm, supported by Epic Employment.

Our young participants are fantastic team members and help with all sorts of jobs including planting, watering, weeding and seeding. We couldn’t do it all without them!

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Wwoofers

Throughout the year we host dozens of international visitors through the wwoof program (Willing Workers on Organic Farms).

We love the cultural exchange and are grateful for their wonderful contributions to our farm.  

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Find out more about our organic farming practices and other farm activities.