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.

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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 in 2008 to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. BLF is now 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

Vivienne Hallman replied to Dave Riley's discussion Moringa (Malunggay)
"Christa, if you are interested in finding out more about Moringa, in particular it's use as a…"
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Travis Franklin commented on Dave Riley's video

Living Mulch : Scurvy Weed

"Thank you for creating this video. I'm quite interested in this native for reasons you…"
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Christa replied to Dave Riley's discussion Moringa (Malunggay)
"Dave, have you read about the water cleaning effect of the feathery dry seeds of Moringa?"
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Christa commented on Mary-Ann Baker's blog post does size matter
"We often see them, they are the big black hissing beetle, we find them in the ground under the…"
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Travis Franklin commented on Dave Riley's blog post The joy of April:out back making things happen.
"Scurvy weed sounds very interesting. I've read about it in my bush tucker books but…"
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Travis Franklin replied to Dave Riley's discussion Moringa (Malunggay)
"Wow that sounds pretty good actually"
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Travis Franklin commented on Mary-Ann Baker's blog post Samford edible food trail
"Thank you for the link to the YouTube channel."
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Blog Posts

April - the month that can't agree on what season it is.

Posted by Susan on April 11, 2021 at 19:00 7 Comments

Hi Guys, 

Well what a month: torrential rain with 34 degree days -> aka "summer" vs 19 degree days and really cool -> Aka Autumn/Winter.   I know this is pretty much par for the course in April but seriously!! Where did these last…



Posted by Mary-Ann Baker on April 11, 2021 at 14:50 1 Comment

anyone grow cucamelons and dig the tubers out for next seasons growth- just reading about doing it - but we never seem to have trouble getting them to grow if left in the ground ... any ideas ?

The joy of April:out back making things happen.

Posted by Dave Riley on April 10, 2021 at 20:30 6 Comments

You know how it is...

You do one thing and that suggests another in way of flow on. What…


Samford edible food trail

Posted by Mary-Ann Baker on April 10, 2021 at 8:00 10 Comments

part two of three parts of Hill top farm - our name for our 5 acres features tomorrow morning 9 30am as a virtual tour ( part one was June last year and available on youtube ) if anyone is interested in viewing  ... some really informative videos…


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

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