Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Food gardens in public and private spaces. Services, products and communities based on locally produced food and food gardening.


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You can browse, post photos, discussions and events, blog, create and join groups, use the search engine - whatever you like.

Please link to us from your website :)

Hello. New members are approved by the site administrators (Farina & Lissa) - just to keep out the spammers.

Apologies for any delays this might cause (usually 48 hours max).

Occasionally a spammer gets through - if you get any spam messages (suspect job offers, click here requests, contact me for a private msg etc) please contact me and I will delete the offender and all their content and ban them from the network.



What's good to do on this site?

* Post your photos, events, info, articles, videos, websites, comments, blogs and discussion topics
* Read and browse
* Create or join a group so you can communicate easily and centrally
* Send messages to your friends, everyone, or members of a group (admin. will email you about upcoming events, but that's usually it)
* Add people to your friends list (makes messaging easier - if you've spoken on the site it's probably quite normal to add someone)
* Tailor your 'My Settings' for if/when you'd like to receive emails about new content/ events etc. You can also choose to 'follow' conversations (bottom of relevant page)
* Invite people you know to join
* Link to your website




Farina Murray created this Ning Network.

Using the Site, Sharing and Getting Involved


We love your garden pics! Just be sure to remove the location information from your picture if you're sharing photos from your IPhone to avoid sending your details out to the world wide web. To find out how to do this, click here.

Note that on the main page only the most recent discussion activity is displayed.

If you want to explore all of the forum, go to or select Forum in the red menu bar which runs across the top of the home page. 

Choose to view by category (e.g. Plant and Seed Varieties, Books and Movies) or by most recent/ popular etc - use view drop down at top right of page.

If you wish to follow a discussion (you'll be notified of replies) select <Follow> at the extreme bottom right of the relevant discussion.

Some good discussions/ answers have been moved over into the FAQ forum topic for ease of reference.


Ning provides a search engine for the entire BLF site (extreme top right in the dark green bar). 

Each part of the website can also be searched separately. Navigate to the particular area (was it a photo, a discussion, a blog?) using the red menu on the top of the home page. Then search within that section, using the search bar at top left in the white part of the page. This will narrow your search results markedly. 



The blog (web-log) section is best for diary-style posts covering multiple topics - like what you've been up to in your own garden. The discussion forum is better for single topics and where other people can build on what you've said.

Please use the discussion forum or message function where you can. People are less likely to find your topic in future when browsing if it's in the blog section.

Please try to post blogs once a week or less (save it up and post all at once!), to maximise the air time on the main page for other blog posters. Love it, but we have to share the space :)

When you start a discussion or a blog, adding some key words in the "add tags" field will help other people to find the content they're looking for later on (using the search engine).

If in doubt just ask or post anyway! :)

Latest Activity

Florence might attend Lissa's event

Garden Visit (FREE) & lunch at cafe - see link at Susan Cooks garden

September 6, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
Visiting Susan (Cook) at Delaneys Creek this month.From Susan:Description: 2 acres -100 + edible fruit tree/shrubs or vines scattered throughout; vegie gardens, herbs; bamboo; plus native and exotic plants, small dam. Terrain: mainly flat, but a couple of hills and grassy areas can be slippery after heavy rain (unlikely in Sept). Dam is not fenced, 1 metre at deepest spot, so small children will need supervision.  Parking:  Off road on large nature strip, can line up at front of…See More
2 hours ago
Rob Walter commented on Susan's blog post First root crop harvest from wicking beds, blue eggs and impulse buys.
"They're sugarsnap peas, Susan, from Green Harvest. The variety is Cascadia. You eat them whole like snow peas, but wait until they are fat like shelling peas. I'd offer some seeds, but it's too late this year anyway. Maybe I'll…"
3 hours ago
Susan commented on Susan's blog post First root crop harvest from wicking beds, blue eggs and impulse buys.
"Hi Rob,  I can't WAIT for my mulberries.  I only planted it late last year, it has grown to be taller than me and the thing is absolutely covered in berries.  I had to laugh at my son.  He picked a red one the…"
4 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland liked Christine Cox's photo
4 hours ago
Rob Walter replied to Rob Walter's discussion Elderflowers are starting in the group Edible Weeds
"Wait until they all open. There should be a moment when they are all perfect. Or you could try to time it so the other head is mostly open and this one is a little past its prime. Or find a neighbourhood tree and supplement your supply."
4 hours ago
Elaine coolowl liked Christine Cox's photo
5 hours ago
Elaine coolowl liked Bee's discussion Housemate wanted
5 hours ago
Christine Cox posted a status
"This is the finished job, 'The Bistro'"
6 hours ago
Christine Cox posted photos
6 hours ago
Susanne replied to Lissa's discussion TOP BAR HIVES report by Shannon in the group Bees - native and honey
"Hi Lissa, Could you please give an update on how you manage your bees. It is a working woman's point of view I want, one who has pets and grandchildren who visit. Was the registration easy? How much time does it take to service the…"
6 hours ago
Northey Street City Farm posted an event

Permaculture Design Course - September Intensive at Northey Street City Farm

September 22, 2014 at 9am to October 6, 2014 at 4:30pm
Learn the ethics, principles and practice of sustainable living at Brisbane’s urban Permaculture farm Northey Street City Farm.This year’s intensive has a rural focus and includes a 4-day retreat to northern NSWGain classic Permaculture qualification in this two-week intensive in the September school holidays.Experience urban Permaculture with our on-site nursery, market garden, Sunday Farmers Markets, and significant hands-on practical experience with internship opportunitiesSee More
7 hours ago
Bee replied to Bee's discussion Housemate wanted
"This master bedroom is available to rent again $170 p.w. including all bills :)"
8 hours ago
Lissa replied to Rob Walter's discussion Elderflowers are starting in the group Edible Weeds
"This what they looked like this morning. Should I wait until all the flowers open do you think, or pick them now?"
9 hours ago
Elaine coolowl commented on Christine Cox's photo


"OMG rustic on steroids ;-) fabulous, really :-)"
10 hours ago
Elaine coolowl liked Christine Cox's photo
10 hours ago
Lissa liked Cres's blog post Water Tank Install and DIY First Flush Diverter
12 hours ago
Melina Pandelides liked ben's event Edible Streets Tour
12 hours ago
Melina Pandelides is attending ben's event

Edible Streets Tour at West End

September 13, 2014 from 9am to 12pm
Our suburbs are a gleaners paradise, the overhanging branches and diverse pickings are tribute to our bountiful subtropical climate andmulticultural heritage. But the decades of nativist plantings, and the overly-cautious policies that keep food producing trees off of our nature strips lest somebody slip on a macadamia, or be offended by fallen fruit, has dampened the cities potential as a veritable food forest.The edible streets tour offers an introduction to foods, fungi, weeds and other…See More
12 hours ago
Rob Walter replied to Rob Walter's discussion Elderflowers are starting in the group Edible Weeds
"The fresher the better. The longer it stays there the more the flavour tends towards (in the words of one internet source) cat urine. Also, picking first thing in the morning seems to make a real difference to the amount of nectar. Then scrape off…"
14 hours ago
Christine Cox posted a status
"Now here are the finished doors"
16 hours ago

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About this site

This site was created to build capacity in the Brisbane community for growing, buying, producing, selling and sharing local food, products, services and information, because these things are improbably yet reverberatingly important.


Please use this site to promote, discuss, share and learn about local food growing, production, gardens, services and activities.

Please respect the activities and opinions of others and keep postings relevant to local food.

This site is not being used in any way to generate information by the network creator/ administrator. Your sign-in email, visible to the administrator (Farina), will not be passed on or sold - ever, to anyone (nor will any other info). NB: your profile page is visible to the whole internet. Only you and your correspondents can see the content of your inbox messages .


We'll put local food related ads up on BLF for you (msg enquiries to Farina). Revenue will go to paying the ning site fee, and then to the various Community Gardens/ Local Food enterprises/ Seed Saver's networks in Brisbane. This site is motivated by passion, not profit. 


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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