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. Six 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.

 

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.

Fresh Local Provisions: Fresh Food, Local and Online

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Latest Activity

Jacqui Honeywood commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
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Romano Cheese

"that looks brilliant Dianne, I reckon it would taste magnificent too!! Mmmmmm. "
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Jacqui Honeywood left a comment for Dianne Caswell
"Thanks for the BLF friend request Diane :-)"
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Jacqui Honeywood commented on Jacqui Honeywood's video
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Splitting an Australian Native Bee Hive by 7 year old boy

"Elaine, this video is of what's often referred to as a 'hard split' which is done…"
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Jacqui Honeywood commented on Jacqui Honeywood's video
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Splitting an Australian Native Bee Hive by 7 year old boy

"G'day Dianne, it took us a while to build the courage and the knowledge when we did our first…"
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Jacqui Honeywood commented on Jacqui Honeywood's video
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Hive duplication of native bee hive log

"Pleasure Dianne, thanks for watching :-). "
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Jacqui favorited Clive Buckingham's blog post Cluckingham Palace
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Andrew Cumberland's photo
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Peruvian apple

"Hooley dooley Dave - one huge plant! The spikes are the reason I won't be growing this one. If…"
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Jeff Kiehne commented on Clive Buckingham's blog post Cluckingham Palace
"Any bush turkeys in your area there one dumb bird."
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Dave Riley commented on Andrew Cumberland's photo
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Peruvian apple

"QUESTION: how soon after flowering do they supposedly fruit?"
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Dave Riley commented on Andrew Cumberland's photo
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Peruvian apple

"The neighbour property has a huge Peruvian Apple at the back -- the one I celebrated-- and another…"
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Clive Buckingham commented on Clive Buckingham's blog post Cluckingham Palace
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Clive Buckingham commented on Clive Buckingham's blog post Cluckingham Palace
"Added 2 turkey poults to the flock, called Pickers & Wolfman Jack after 2 coppers I worked with…"
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Blog Posts

Little Machine, Mighty Result

Posted by Elaine de Saxe on November 13, 2017 at 12:00 3 Comments

Some years back we bought a small electric mulcher. Of oriental persuasion, the mulcher has whirred on ... and on ...

Through a change of blades - thoughtfully provided with double-sided blades, a strong arm and some know-how allows the…

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Pruning the Asparagus

Posted by Elaine de Saxe on November 13, 2017 at 12:00 1 Comment

There's a way to extend the cutting season for Asparagus. Prune the plants after they flower, top up the nutrients to encourage them to re-grow and cut again for the pot.

This system can deliver fresh shoots three times in the course of…

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Once upon a time...

Posted by Dave Riley on November 11, 2017 at 22:00 0 Comments

Of late I've been investing energy 'renovating'…

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The School Garden

Posted by Dave Riley on November 4, 2017 at 23:00 3 Comments

Since we had a Community Day yesterday I used the excuse to renovate the school garden.

This is a primary school project I've been engaged in for a few years now. Each week we take almost all classes through the gardening program. At other…

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October 2017

Posted by Sophie on November 3, 2017 at 16:00 6 Comments

October 2017 Harvest

- 3.6kg winged yam (exciting!)

- 4 passionfruits

- 150g Madagascar beans

- 4 little black eggplants

- 600g Sweet potato (1 tuber..I tripped on it haha)

I…

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Cluckingham Palace

Posted by Clive Buckingham on November 3, 2017 at 7:21 10 Comments

Finally finished renovating the old chook shed. The first new ladies have moved in. We have named them Queenie, Princess, Duchess and Lady. They will eventually have the run of the orchard once they have settled in. Hopeful soon have some "real"…

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