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. Ten 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.  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.

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Vertical spuds

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The next batch of kimchi grew outback

"Here's the thing, you see. If you wanted to increase your portion of daily organic foodstuffs…"
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Christa commented on Dave Riley's blog post Winter Passes -- not that we noticed outback.
"What a great green sight, your plantings have taken off and up.  I must see if I have vetiver…"
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Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
"Good idea George S, it appears to be a fancy box with hinged sides (like doors) with a liner and…"
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Sid Saghe commented on Dave Riley's blog post Winter Passes -- not that we noticed outback.
"Wow - garden goals!"
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Winter Passes -- not that we noticed outback.

The renovations are proceeding as I embrace a new gardening template.Jungling habits remain.This is…See More
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george s replied to Roger Clark's discussion Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.
"Google and read up on "Versailles Planters". The king is dead but his orange trees are…"
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Blog Posts

Winter Passes -- not that we noticed outback.

Posted by Dave Riley on August 16, 2018 at 10:30 2 Comments

The renovations are proceeding as I embrace a new gardening template.Jungling habits remain.

This is looking south along a Vetiver bordered pathway.

I think I'm finally developing a serviceable tomato rig.

Analogy: kelp…

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August update

Posted by Susan on August 5, 2018 at 14:00 7 Comments

Hi Folks, 

Lots of things going on at this time of the year.  The chooks have FINALLY come back on lay after 3 months of nothing! (To be fair to my little Isa brown, she was laying up until about 6 weeks ago but I can't survive on…

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Lovely greens - featuring Senposai and Tokyo Bekana

Posted by Cathie MacLean on July 24, 2018 at 20:19 3 Comments

I love this season for growing leafy greens, and I feel so virtuous for eating so many of them! My recent favourites for sheer ease of growing are Senposai and Tokyo bekana. Being brassicas they are so easy to grow from seed - up in a few days,…

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Good Morning!

Posted by Sid Saghe on July 13, 2018 at 9:50 3 Comments

I thought I would share a couple of photos from my fledgling garden - I'm a complete novice but have had some small successes. Growing up all of the emphasis was on learning computers and similar skills rather than the hands on side, so I really…

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Sous Vide Demonstration

Posted by Jeff Kiehne on July 11, 2018 at 9:42 1 Comment

If anyone is interested  Cannon Hill Brewing   are doing  events  at there shop at Cannon Hill  can find details on there facebook.

Sous Vide…
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The garden is working so well in my favour

Posted by Dave Riley on July 9, 2018 at 1:06 0 Comments

I harvested mulch from my Vetiver hedges today now that the grass clippings are no longer available -- as lawns are in hiatus -- as are lawnmower men.

A new system of carpeting soil is upon me as I laid out the stems over one of my…

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