Brisbane Local Food

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

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EVERYONE IS WELCOME - EXPERTS, BEGINNERS, DABBLERS,  THE CURIOUS.
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 :)

DELAYS ON JOINING 
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.

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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

 

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About

Farina Murray created this Ning Network.
 

Using the Site, Sharing and Getting Involved

POSTING PHOTOS

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.

USING THE FORUM
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 http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/forum 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.

SEARCHING FOR CONTENT

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. 

 

BLOGS

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 :)


TAGS
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! :)

Forum

Caper Berry Bush

Started by Anne Golding-Ross in EXPLORING the FIELD TOGETHER - Q&A. Last reply by Elaine coolowl 45 minutes ago. 13 Replies

Sea Bean, Rock Samphire

Started by Dave Riley in ARTICLES. Last reply by Lissa yesterday. 16 Replies

The great Spring 2014 Seed/Seedling swap.

Started by Valerie in SEED SWAPPERS. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland yesterday. 3 Replies

cucumber mini-muncher

Started by Tracy Arnold in SEED SWAPPERS. Last reply by Tracy Arnold on Sunday. 7 Replies

Latest Activity

Elaine coolowl replied to Anne Golding-Ross's discussion Caper Berry Bush
"Thanks, Darren. I hope that you get lots of orders for your drum gardens etc. it's a good use of otherwise almost-wasted containers."
45 minutes ago
GayleD replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"The garden visits are the one set of events that I think really belong on this site especially because of the rsvp tied to the identities of the relevant members. Events organised by other groups and organisations are more like "news" than…"
2 hours ago
Farina Murray replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"Thank You Florence! We might just take you up on that offer... :)"
2 hours ago
Farina Murray replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"Good one Elaine! Definitely a simple solution :)"
2 hours ago
Farina Murray replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"Without wanting to digress too much, I have had a suggestion put to me that perhaps the Garden visits info and events may actually be better hosted on the Meetup.com site. This has a neater system for those types of events (guests RSVP, get a…"
2 hours ago
Farina Murray replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"Sorry Elaine I really don't have my head around how the ning search function works enough to be able to answer this... anyone else? Better use of tagging by admins and users may help I suspect but there is a tonne of info on this site to go…"
2 hours ago
DARREN JAMES replied to Anne Golding-Ross's discussion Caper Berry Bush
"Hi Elaine if you can hold off for a little while you should be able to get one at the BOGI FAIR in a couple of weeks at Windsor.Their is a guy that comes every year with quite a good variety .This fair I would seriously reccommend for any keen…"
2 hours ago
Farina Murray replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"Agree Lissa, there are benefits for users in hosting their blogs off the BLF site, including greater flexibility and more control over the information and how it is presented."
3 hours ago
Farina Murray replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"LOADS of good discussion here! Being slow off the bat means there are heaps of things that I will probably not be able to respond to for the moment (apologies to all who've contributed so far!), but I will pick up on a few things that jump out…"
3 hours ago
Elaine coolowl commented on Elaine coolowl's event 'Picnic in the Paddock'
"Maddeningly we've just bought tickets to a film version of an Andre Rieu concert. Anyway, for the young-at-heart and outdoor-enthusiast, here is, in 4 parts, the flyer for the event: Please take some photos for those of us who cannot…"
4 hours ago
Elaine coolowl posted an event
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Picnic in the Paddock at Kingaroy

October 4, 2014 at 10am to October 5, 2014 at 3:30pm
Farm Visit, Picnic and Pick-your-own Capers.See More
4 hours ago
Elaine coolowl replied to Anne Golding-Ross's discussion Caper Berry Bush
"Woo hoo - here is info from the Kingaroy Caper Growers' newsletter:   'Welcome to Spring, and the 2014/2015 Caper picking Season.  It seems like a blink in time since this time last year.  But, so much has…"
4 hours ago
Elaine coolowl replied to Anne Golding-Ross's discussion Caper Berry Bush
"Thinking again about growing vs buying the product. Since I'm alone in loving Capers, perhaps my buying some is all I need to do. I prefer the Caperberries now that I've found them. Scrumptious beyond scrump ;-) The Kingaroy growers only…"
12 hours ago
Glen commented on Glen's photo
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sixwix

"Hello Lissa, no, not Christine's Glen. I think she got us confused once too! I'm at Burpengary."
14 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"Hell yeah.  That's a great idea! "
15 hours ago
Lissa replied to Anne Golding-Ross's discussion Caper Berry Bush
"I have paid quantities of $ and bought plants...which died. I have bought seed....which never germinated. Not to say if you go to the right lengths providing the right environment that it won't work, but my own focus is now on a couple of other…"
15 hours ago
Janice B updated their profile
15 hours ago
Elaine coolowl replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"'Cept that the readers have to sit back and wait for all the pix and text to load before they can read your update :-( We don't have nor probably won't have the NBN in our lifetimes and service has been getting slower and…"
15 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to GayleD's discussion BLF - Simplifying things in the group BLF Futures
"After 20 minutes of careful reply, I lost the lot.  I'm not surprised with my current internet from Paris (but am annoyed).  Here's the short version: It is not clever to solve a problem before we understand it.  So, what is…"
15 hours ago
Lissa commented on Lissa's video
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The Lexicon of Sustainability | Forage | PBS

"I love the idea of seasonal food, and foraged seasonal food holds great appeal. Got to be careful that you don't pick your wild food where the council might have been spraying those nasty pesticides and herbicides though! And make sure you…"
15 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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