Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

A network for those who grow, buy, make, sell and share local food. Because these things are improbably, yet reverberatingly important.

Joining Up

Did you know that even if you don't join, you have access to all our information?!  You only need to join if you want to make comments, add pictures or contribute to the action. 

However, everyone is welcome - beginners, dabblers, experts or the plain curious!

New members are approved by the site administrators. 

Please take joining seriously. We will not invade your privacy, but we need to ensure you are not a scammer. 


 You will normally be approved (or not) in 48 hours max.

Click here to contact site Administrator Andy

Site tips:

1. Join the Garden Visits "group" so you can be inspired by other members' gardens. Check the CALENDAR for dates and suburbs.

2. You can search the whole site for content by using the search window on the far right (near your site name). Don't forget to add "tags" to your photos and blogs to aid searching.

3. How to search for content in photos

4.  Search BLF directly via Google (thanks Dave!)

About this site

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food (BLF)!

This site was created by Scarlett Patrick, to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. Ten years on, BLF is an important hub to promote, discuss, share and learn about local food growing, production, gardens, services and activities happening in our part of the world.

This site exists for you - make the most if it!

BLF is motivated by passion, not profit. We thank all volunteers and members who make this an active and inspiring space to be, as well as those individuals, organisations and groups working to make the future greener.  Feel free to support us by clicking on the Donation tab at the top of the page. 

What is local?
The closer the better - but regional and global activities are important too.
Why local?
To reduce food miles, increase food freshness & security, improve social outcomes and reduce the unused outputs of our living environments - like stormwater and green waste.

Brisbane is a sub-tropical city in Queensland, Australia.



Latest Activity

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"TEAM! I've had a spat with two of my wicking beds and was wondering - if you could choose between wicking bed and ollas, what do you pick?"
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Dave Riley posted a discussion
Dave Riley posted a photo

Peruvian Apple [Cereus repandus] in flower

I always hope for some fruiting. It's on my bucket list.But these wonderful cactii can reach 10…
Andrew Cumberland commented on Sid Saghe's video

First unboxing!

"Nice! Ya done good.  "
Andrew Cumberland replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion A call for help.
"Thanks everyone.  It looks like she has solved the problem.  All's well.... "
Roger Clark replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion A call for help.
"I have a 2 -3 acre paddock, but the threat of bushfire is probably worse that at Carina and at Park…"
Sid Saghe posted a video

First unboxing!

I'm a loser deal with it.
Andrew Cumberland left a comment for Adam
"Welcome to the site Adam.Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of…"
Adam is now a member of Brisbane Local Food
Christa replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion A call for help.
"Not many Brisbane suburban gardeners would be able to help due to block size,  Maybe people…"
Sid Saghe replied to Lissa's discussion YAM DAISY Microseris lanceolata - Murnong in the group Edible Weeds
"From memory it's a bit hot up here for them to do well but I'd be interested to see if…"
Sid Saghe joined Lissa's group

Blog Posts

The mélange of the backyard-scape

Posted by Dave Riley on November 2, 2019 at 20:30 3 Comments

I've been focused on my Vetiver Ventures as my major outdoor activity. Consequently the vegetables and herbs have had to wait their…


Start of November - oops, I missed a month.

Posted by Susan on November 2, 2019 at 15:49 3 Comments

Hi guys, 

How is everyone's garden growing now that we are getting some lovely rain?  Mine is just looking glorious and is keeping me super busy.  I'm so excited at some firsts that are happening with the garden.  Namely the…


Aquaponic Pond

Posted by Lily on October 29, 2019 at 11:00 9 Comments

Finished setting up my new aquaponic pond!  Well, I say finished... but are these sorts of things ever truly finished? I’ve been tinkering a lot over the last few weeks, so who knows what my next hare-brained scheme for it will be. But, I…


Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.

Posted by Roger Clark on October 13, 2019 at 8:13 8 Comments

Brenda and I would like to prove once and for all that WE grow the best, tastiest tomatoes in Greater Brisbane. So we are proposing to run a blindfold test at the Christmas event at Park Ridge.

Pretenders to the throne will need to bring…


September glory

Posted by Susan on September 29, 2019 at 20:02 5 Comments

Hi everyone.

My garden is really coming into it's own at the moment despite the lack of water.  All my washing machine water is going on the garden and I refuse to not water my food crops when needed.  I have tried to reduce my…


A 'model' kitchen garden... in the subtropics.

Posted by Dave Riley on September 29, 2019 at 18:30 14 Comments

After years of experimentation I now have a garden that has 'structure'. Less jungling and explosive but easier…



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