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

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

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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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Broad Bean Sentry, Aphid Predator

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"Sure did!  The best crop I ever had as I finally netted it from top to toe with a fruit fly…"
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Blog Posts

The "almost" winter garden.

Posted by Susan on May 30, 2015 at 19:30 2 Comments

Hi everyone,

Hasn't the weather been glorious - but definitely not cold enough for the start of winter.  I had the most wonderful day in the garden.  Started at 11 after helping at my son's school and didn't come back inside until 5pm.  I…

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2015 Annual update of Stardate 29.05.13 - when real life gets in the way.

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on May 30, 2015 at 1:04 15 Comments

I like this idea of updating previous years' blog entries.  So I will continue:

2015

(Note to self: it's quite warm this year.…

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A FRESH LOOK AT HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Posted by Lissa on May 23, 2015 at 8:00 10 Comments

Back in late 2009 I decided to start trying to grow veg and have learned such a lot in the intervening 5yrs (still so much to learn! should I live that long).

I have a rather long winded and excitable …

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Around the Garden in May

Posted by Jan Holley on May 20, 2015 at 22:30 34 Comments

There's not much edible coming out of the garden right now. Mostly I'm waiting for everything I planted for the cool season to start producing, but I managed to find a few things ready.

I picked my first raspberries this morning. Only a…

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Cooking with Turmeric

Posted by Elaine coolowl on May 19, 2015 at 17:00 21 Comments

Thanks to Dave Riley who alerted me to the other uses of Turmeric!

I'd only ever used the powder or when I had some tubers, added them to Indian food. And much as I love Indian food, it's not something I eat very often. So the Turmeric was…

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