A network for those who grow, buy, make, sell and share local food. Because these things are improbably, yet reverberatingly important.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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…Continue
I like this idea of updating previous years' blog entries. So I will continue:
(Note to self: it's quite warm this year.…Continue
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 …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue