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 MUST PROVIDE A VALID CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER WHICH WILL BE CHECKED.  No number, no join.   

 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.

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Latest Activity

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Watermelon Radish

"I think in Japan and Korea the radish is given the respect it warrants. These , while bulb like and…"
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Christa commented on Susan's photo
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Are you Freakin' Kidding me!!!

"That would get me so mad, we have a mouse plague here at the moment and the dogs are really on…"
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Susan commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Watermelon Radish

"Pretty colour, I just don't like them to bother growing them.  "
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Are you Freakin' Kidding me!!!

Went to harvest the first of my broccoli for dinner tonight and saw the first one. "This is weird"…
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2 photos by Dave Riley were featured
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Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Pinocchio you've got nothing on this!!
"Dianne I'll let you know tomorrow. We didn't eat it yesterday as it didn't fit in…"
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Kabocha

"A great harvest of pumpkins Dave. I too have a few ready to pick. I have found that the Jap / Kent…"
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Kabocha

"Similar to Kent/Jap in flavour too?"
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Watermelon Radish

"Good to see that; mine are just getting their true leaves."
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Blog Posts

Hanging About the Garden

Posted by Dave Riley on June 15, 2018 at 18:10 3 Comments

A walk around the happenings in the garden is to experience a lot of up and down.

There are a lot of plants hanging about. Hangers on -- attaching themselves to on-hand climbing or clambering things.

Nowadays every new seedling I…

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2018 June garden and winter keeps coming and going.

Posted by Susan on June 15, 2018 at 17:00 4 Comments

25 degrees today People! This is not winter weather, today was glorious.  Sure, there was a little bit of a nip in the air but you couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day.  

I went outside and did my big weekly harvest.  I always do a…

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The earth moves at my feet.

Posted by Dave Riley on June 4, 2018 at 22:54 1 Comment

This time of year it's lazy days.

The weeds don't thrive. Irrigation needs are forgiving. Plants…

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What's happening in my garden

Posted by Susan on May 27, 2018 at 19:00 8 Comments

Hi Everyone,

I've had a wonderful weekend catching up with people and talking about gardens - 2 of my favorite things.  My friend has moved back from Sydney and I dragged her to the Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair where I picked up…

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Glorious days in May

Posted by Cathie MacLean on May 23, 2018 at 22:30 17 Comments

These are the best days in the year for gardening, the best time to live in Brisbane in my opinion.  Less pests and  less sweat but the dense winter shade is the main challenge I face in this garden built around a two storey house with trees also…

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Capturing the garden going about its everyday business...

Posted by Dave Riley on May 20, 2018 at 19:00 7 Comments

It always seem to happen…

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Support Brisbane Local Food

Please support our Brisbane Local Food community.  Donations can be made directly to Andy's paypal account.  These are in Australian dollars.  Donations of $5 and above will be gratefully received and used only to pay for BLF web-hosting.  A donation of $25 will pay to host the site for a calendar month!

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