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

Did you know that even if you don't join, you have access to all our information?!  You only need to join if you want to make comments, add pictures or contribute to the action. 

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

New members are approved by the site administrators. 

Please take joining seriously. We will not invade your privacy, but we need to ensure you are not a scammer. 

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

 You will normally be approved (or not) in 48 hours max.

Click here to contact site 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!)

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. Ten 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.  Feel free to support us by clicking on the Donation tab at the top of the page. 

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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CUTTING UP GUAVAS FOR SMOOTHIES AND JELLIES

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Blog Posts

TRAD taking over the world!!!

Posted by Roger Clark on April 6, 2020 at 12:08 2 Comments

Well Susan I don't think the pumpkins are winning this war! What do you think? They have climbed onto the fence…

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Beans wilting

Posted by Sophie on April 6, 2020 at 8:18 4 Comments

Hi everyone, do you have tips for growing green beans? (Not madagascar etc) I have one climbing green beans and some bush beans and they were going great but now (both) have started wilting. Is it overwatering? Bug/Disease? I've never had…

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Working on the garden while in isolation

Posted by Roger Clark on April 5, 2020 at 9:29 7 Comments

Work while in isolation

Like everyone else on this planet we are currently in self enforced isolation. Thnak goodness we have a large garden to keep us busy. The rain that came a while back has produced incredible growth, mostly of grass…

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Chives and Spring Onions

Posted by Dave Riley on April 4, 2020 at 23:00 5 Comments

As I've mentioned on occasion, I grow my own 'onions' -- my own Spring Onions./ Scallions/Green Onions.

You can imagine how many I can get through over any one year.

In the heat of Summer, harvest peters out and I need go out and…

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Finally getting to stay home

Posted by Susan on April 4, 2020 at 14:10 4 Comments



Hi all,

well after a crazy couple of weeks, I get to stay home   We were planning to be off to Tangalooma…

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Garden update 21 March

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on March 24, 2020 at 13:03 2 Comments

I can't get youtube to link properly the normal way so I'll share the my latest update as a link that I know works. 

Garden update during Covid19 Ep…

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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