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.

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 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

Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's photo

First broadleaf papaya

"Thanks Dave. Trying some starfuit while I am at it"
4 minutes ago
Vivienne Hallman commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Ode to the southside.

"Maybe you can make Kimchi from your excess veges."
23 minutes ago
Dave Riley commented on Doug Hanning's photo

First broadleaf papaya

"10mm is about what I slice off. After peeling."
1 hour ago
Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's photo

First broadleaf papaya

"How thick do you slice it Dave? Gonna crack up the dehydrater tonight and load up the papaya. Do…"
1 hour ago
Dave Riley commented on Doug Hanning's photo

First broadleaf papaya

"Yes. I love dried papaya. Very chewy. I've gone dried fruit tropo. Great nutritious snacks any…"
2 hours ago
Doug Hanning posted photos
3 hours ago
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Gail
"Good Afternoon Gail, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Here at the top of the page, you will…"
6 hours ago
Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Free roosters!

"The whole bird? I dont eat the guts or feathers. I do keep livers and hearts. I dry the feet for…"
8 hours ago
Christa commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Free roosters!

"Most people bury the remains that can't be eaten such as feathers etc.  Do you clean the…"
11 hours ago
Jeff Kiehne commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Free roosters!

"Do you eat the whole bird."
12 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Very Mulchly
"No spuds. Gave up."
12 hours ago
Jeff Kiehne commented on Dave Riley's blog post Very Mulchly
"Do you have any potatoes growing  as i have been harvesting potatoes  and get some very…"
12 hours ago

Blog Posts

Very Mulchly

Posted by Dave Riley on August 6, 2020 at 19:00 2 Comments

I just ate some fresh corn I harvested outback. So over Winter it is possible here in SEQ to grow corn...albeit…


Dwarf Nectarine Tree

Posted by Ross Carter on August 5, 2020 at 16:02 2 Comments

Hi there,  

When is a good time to place netting over my nectarine tree to stop those pesky fruit flies from destroying the fruit.


Chinese Seeds .

Posted by Jeff Kiehne on August 3, 2020 at 22:10 1 Comment

 Dozens of US states have reported mysterious seeds showing up in packages from China and are warning citizens not to plant them because they could be an invasive species.

Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this

Posted by Roger Clark on July 30, 2020 at 18:42 12 Comments

After my success in growing the Juiciest Tomato at our recent Christmas in July event I thought I would share with everyone what I do to grow this most useful of vegetables, which is really a fruit.

There are more varieties of tomato than any…


July 2020

Posted by Susan on July 26, 2020 at 15:00 10 Comments

Alright, so I’m going to preface this blog post by saying it is an outright brag - directed completely at Roger.  He and I are obviously quite competitive and I copped it today at the garden visit.  Yep, that’s right, I went home with tears in my…


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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.

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