A network for those who grow, buy, make, sell and share local food. Because these things are improbably, yet reverberatingly important.
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!
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Please take joining seriously. We will not invade your privacy, but we need to ensure you are not a scammer.
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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.
4. Search BLF directly via Google (thanks Dave!)
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.
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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Both seeds and seedlings.
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