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

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

New members are approved by the site administrators. You must provide enough details to help us ensure you are a real gardener not a scammer or spammer.


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!)


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Latest Activity

David Hatcher updated their profile
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Dave Riley replied to Lissa's discussion Shakshuka
"I think it is more general in the Arab world than Saudi Arabia as it is often referred to as North…"
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DARREN JAMES added a discussion to the group Chooks - Ducks - Quails

Swapping a rooster for a hen

Hi everyone I have a 3month old chicken that has just started crowing so I cant keep it.I would…See More
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Lissa's discussion What to Look for When Inspecting Native Bee Hives After Splitting in the group Bees - native and honey
"Let's hope Mark whatsis is better at it than the butcher who murdered the hive on GA. Honey…"
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Elaine de Saxe favorited Lissa's discussion Shakshuka
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Lissa's discussion Shakshuka
"This is a Saudi dish.  It is very nice. "
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James Raymond (Jim) Gill shared Lissa's discussion on Facebook
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Susan, the Purple flowers are, Dianthus variety Blueberry."
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Thanks so much everyone for you kind thoughts, I am determined to do all I can on the days I feel I…"
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Susan commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Stunning! What were those purple flowers in the front before shots?"
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Growing Seedlings from Seeds at home
"I gather that sifting your soil is the basic tenet of seedbed making. One spade full at  a…"
Sophie commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Sensational and inspiring!!"

Blog Posts


Posted by Dianne Caswell on March 26, 2017 at 19:49 9 Comments

It has been a very busy time here since you were all at the GV Last year. We have transformed our Front Gardens into Food and Fruit Gardens. My love of Citrus stands out and since being introduced to so many Sub Tropical Fruits both from Members…


March blog and finally some rain.

Posted by Susan on March 19, 2017 at 10:00 14 Comments

So all that wild weather last week that everyone copped - we got nothing.  Not a single drop.  Friday through to today finally broke that.  We've had some nice gentle rain that will hopefully make everything take off.   I've got a lot of jobs to…


A quail slaughter house?!

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on March 17, 2017 at 22:30 10 Comments

I worked out that many of my quails are 2 years old or more.  That's ancient for quail.  Rather than let the old birds die, I really should cull them while they can be eaten.  

In terms of my cages, two of the three whites are younger (1…


Allotment Gardening

Posted by Rob Collings on March 4, 2017 at 17:30 11 Comments

Attached are some pages from an old gardening book Tash found for me.

I'll add the printed date tomorrow, if you'd like to, click on each picture and have a read (especially about bacteria in soil and nitrogen cycle, starts on page 29) and…



Posted by Lissa on March 4, 2017 at 13:00 35 Comments

I am very fond of Dayboro, the folk are down to earth, the scenery gorgeous. It's still close to amenities but feels "country".  So the opportunity to spend, all up, 8 weeks here is most pleasureable. 

I am staying for two weeks at Lynn…


Summer is not over until I say it is.

Posted by Dave Riley on March 2, 2017 at 22:30 5 Comments

No surprise that I also had a rough Summer.

Ran out of mulch. The plants crisped up.Weeds took over. Too hot to toil...

Best consequence was that my clay pots kept the strong rooted mature annual plants alive. Seedlings,…


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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.

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