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. 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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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


Latest Activity

Elaine coolowl replied to Rob Collings's discussion EATING AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NATIVE FOODS in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Good info, thank you Christa. Mine is either caerulea or longifolia which are the common…"
29 minutes ago
Elaine coolowl replied to Florence's discussion Junior Landcare Lockyer
"One of several ventures of a similar nature. Some more high-profile than others. Eg Stephanie…"
36 minutes ago
Elaine coolowl favorited Florence's discussion Junior Landcare Lockyer
38 minutes ago
Elaine coolowl commented on Phil's photo

Royal Black Chilli

"Somehow I ended up with one. Recall the fruit as next to tasteless. Pretty, yes."
40 minutes ago
Elaine coolowl favorited Phil's photo
40 minutes ago
Phil replied to Florence's discussion Junior Landcare Lockyer
"Of course you will be able to Florence - with all your gardening knowledge. Great program hopefully…"
1 hour ago
Phil posted a photo

Royal Black Chilli

Ornamental as well as edible.
1 hour ago
Florence replied to Michelle Mohammad's discussion Feijoa in Brisbane - will it fruit
"Mine just flowered for the first time!  Only one single bloom though, so I doubt it will fruit…"
1 hour ago
Rob Collings replied to Rob Collings's discussion EATING AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NATIVE FOODS in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Fair chance they were. When I tried them off that hedge, I was impressed and asked for a cutting,…"
1 hour ago
Rob Collings favorited Florence's discussion Junior Landcare Lockyer
2 hours ago
Christa replied to Rob Collings's discussion EATING AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NATIVE FOODS in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"According to Tim Low's book- Australia has 15 species of flax lilies. The beach flax lily,…"
2 hours ago
Elaine coolowl replied to Phil's discussion Aibika Mystery
"Hmmm! Don't recall anything like that when I grew Aibika :-\ looks a lot like result of being…"
3 hours ago


Junior Landcare Lockyer

Started by Florence in ARTICLES. Last reply by Elaine coolowl 36 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Aibika Mystery

Started by Phil in EXPLORING the FIELD TOGETHER - Q&A. Last reply by Elaine coolowl 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

A regal worm tower -planter

Started by DARREN JAMES in SEED SWAPPERS. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland on Sunday. 1 Reply

Blog Posts


Posted by Nicoli Freebairn on October 5, 2015 at 14:46 3 Comments


Lycopersicon esculentum originally native to the western side of the South Americas, Spanish explorers brought seed to Europe in the 1500's

adrenal atrophy-function; alkalising; allergy food; alzheimer's…


The School 'Community Garden'

Posted by Dave Riley on October 4, 2015 at 21:30 6 Comments

Since we've completed two terms gardening at the local primary school -- and are about to tackle a third --  I thought I'd offer a few dot points on the experience.…


The most beautiful time of the year.

Posted by Susan on October 1, 2015 at 11:00 3 Comments

I absolutely LOVE October -> All the flowers are out in full force.  I have a garden path that leads from my front gate to the house which has a rose arbor and is lined with hippeastrums. At this time of year, it just looks stunning (trust me…


Thinking outside the box with a rainwater tank

Posted by Joseph on September 28, 2015 at 14:30 9 Comments

Thought I'd do a quick write-up on the work I did to increase my water storage using a bit of creativity, in case anyone might be thinking of doing something similar. 

Some time ago I was considering replacing the current 1000L tank (which…



Posted by Lissa on September 27, 2015 at 10:30 23 Comments

This is a continuous spring diary and I will add to it as the season progresses.

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz as my Tasmanian friend Fran so evocatively puts it.

We're a month in to Spring and it's been…


Garlic 2015

Posted by Elaine coolowl on September 26, 2015 at 15:30 4 Comments

Today's the day … out they came! Twenty-four in and 24 out!

Reading the other posts on this season's Garlic, I reckon I left them in the ground a week or two too long. Joseph I cannot remember them splitting; 'senior moments' reign supreme…


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