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.

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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.

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About this site

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food (BLF)!

This site was created by site-founder, 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.

Joining Up

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

New members are approved by the site administrators (Farina, Lissa and Andy) to keep out the spammers. Please ensure you provide enough details to help us make a judgement about whether you are a real gardener or a spammer.

Apologies for any delays this might cause (usually 48 hours max).

Click here to contact site administrator

 

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potatoes chitting

"Sorry..another anecdote: I harvested so many spuds last year that I panicked.How would I keep them…"
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potatoes chitting

"As an afterthought -- in pursuance of this thread I wish it was the right time of year to…"
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potatoes chitting

"There's also the option of not chitting. Commercial growers don't.I gather that the…"
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Abbey Medieval Festival at Abbey Museum

July 11, 2015 at 9am to July 12, 2015 at 5pm
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Lissa's photo
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potatoes chitting

"I always chit mine in the cupboard.  It kinda happens naturally that way.  "
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Cherry Buds

"You are bloody full of luck. The next big lotto, you buy the ticket. good going, and keep going,…"
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Cherry Buds

"Not names, but 'x number in the Brisbane area' is what I had in mind."
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Mark Braz posted a status
"I will order just before I go down there, 2 of each.Luv stonefruit with a passion. I will post when I have a date."
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Cherry Buds

"I know of you,me and Susan on BLF, and I can see one "backyard grower" on Daley's…"
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"They may have been young and fresh coming from Mark when you started. I am trying to catch up with…"
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Blog Posts

2015 WINTER – JUNE TO AUGUST

Posted by Lissa on July 5, 2015 at 7:00 5 Comments

2015 WINTER – JUNE TO AUGUST

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Ph of coffee ground

Posted by george s on July 4, 2015 at 12:13 2 Comments

Two recent indulgences: sand mining and milk crate gardening

Posted by Dave Riley on July 3, 2015 at 2:00 0 Comments

I've mentioned it before  but I get a lot of fertility value out of mining my chook pen. I only have 2 chooks but the pen is large --occupying a shady dead area of the outback. All the veg house scraps and garden cuttings and weeds go over the…

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Woo hoo the bare-rooted trees arrive!

Posted by Elaine coolowl on July 2, 2015 at 16:00 7 Comments

The final part of our marathon fruit-tree-planting escapade.

12 x 200L bins plus some others made for a major exercise for we old boilers. Bit off a tad more than we could chew ... ;-\. Perhaps not 'we' since I did the buying and my…

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Alternative spuds for Brisbane

Posted by DARREN JAMES on June 24, 2015 at 21:24 7 Comments

Just arriving back from a visit to Melbourne visiting family I was amazed at the many many different type of heirloom potatoes that one could buy down there in their equally impressive markets.One paticular  type that took my eye was the purple…

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Notes about mounds.

Posted by Dave Riley on June 24, 2015 at 0:30 7 Comments

As I mentioned I'm garden  intense at the moment and since my…

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