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

Everyone is welcome - beginners, dabblers, experts or the plain curious!

New members are approved by the site administrators. You must provide enough details to help us ensure you are a real gardener not a scammer or spammer.

YOU MUST PROVIDE A VALID CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER WHICH WILL BE CHECKED.  No number, no join.   

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 owner Farina or 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!)

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"All your plants are looking fantastic Valerie, that leek's a ripper!"
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Blog Posts

aquaponics dream

Posted by Mary-Ann Baker on September 26, 2016 at 16:00 1 Comment

this would be my dream set up - ! Anyone had any success in DIY aquaponics systems -with any of these elements 

1. barramundi fish 

2. submerging plant roots into the water   

3. solar powered recycle…

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Spring in The Gap

Posted by Valerie on September 25, 2016 at 18:38 4 Comments

It's good to be back in the garden. A bit of TLC is really…

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First flowers on my YUZU

Posted by Dianne Caswell on September 24, 2016 at 9:42 4 Comments

I was delighted this morning to find my first flowers on the Yuzu - citrus…

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Garlic 2016

Posted by Elaine de Saxe on September 12, 2016 at 0:30 11 Comments

Continuing to use Morayfield Magic, originally from Malta but grown locally for many years. It's a softneck variety with good flavour and keeps sound for around 9 months from harvest.

Planted the cloves on 21st April. Twenty-four…

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Beautiful day in the garden and it's marking time again

Posted by Susan on September 4, 2016 at 19:30 8 Comments

Procrastination is my friend.  I seem to get most productive in the garden at marking time.  Suddenly, all of my less favorite things to do in the garden suddenly seem so interesting...

I finally got round to building another "extended"…

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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. 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.

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