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 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 in 2008 to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. BLF is now 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.



Latest Activity

Dave Riley commented on Doug Hanning's photo

I love dinner 28/09/20

"I became interested in succulents as food and aside from  cactus fruits the other interesting…"
2 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Doug Hanning's photo

I love dinner 28/09/20

"Yes, I find a day isn't complete without consuming a few nopalitos. Usually that's in…"
11 hours ago
CHERYL SLAPP commented on Susan's blog post Progress at the farm
"WOW, you sure have a great dad, looks fantastic.  I can't get over the awning you now…"
CHERYL SLAPP favorited Susan's blog post Progress at the farm
CHERYL SLAPP commented on Lissa's group Bees - native and honey
"Thanks Andy I will PM you.  I was given a hive well before I purchased my bees (probably 3-4…"
Christa commented on Lissa's group Bees - native and honey
"Cheryl, Ian can give you an empty hive if you need one.  Although Andy has kindly offered to…"
Andrew Cumberland commented on Doug Hanning's photo

I love dinner 28/09/20

"Wow.  I was happy to hear your impression of the nopales. "
Andrew Cumberland commented on Lissa's group Bees - native and honey
"Get in touch Cheryl.  I'm happy to help.  I've decided to only split mine every…"
Doug Hanning commented on Doug Hanning's photo

I love dinner 28/09/20

"Lol Dianne I wish that Rachel was cooking dinner every night unfortunately I have to cook every…"
Christa commented on Lissa's group Bees - native and honey
"Yes Cheryl, Our son came over to help.  It's amazing. we noticed one of the hives were…"
Christa commented on Doug Hanning's photo

I love dinner 28/09/20

"I can see a nice healthy stir-fry in that lot. Great work, you will have to get yourself a basket…"
Dianne Caswell commented on Doug Hanning's photo

I love dinner 28/09/20

"Lovely lot of vegies there. Do you fill Rachel in on what vegies you are going to pick so as she…"

Blog Posts

Managing our Vetiver Ventures

Posted by Dave Riley on September 25, 2020 at 0:00 9 Comments

We are on the cusp of this season's great Vetiver venture.…


Progress at the farm

Posted by Susan on September 24, 2020 at 19:00 6 Comments

Well, my dad and brother came down on Wednesday of last week and started work on my shed.  Well, that’s what it started out as.  Dad being dad, decided that the van needed an awning and also a “proper” toilet.  They worked so hard but still…


Potato harvest: part 1

Posted by Lily on September 13, 2020 at 21:16 2 Comments

September and I'm #cottagecore

Posted by Susan on September 5, 2020 at 18:58 8 Comments

Hi All,

What a glorious start to spring - my garden is producing lots and is very beautiful at the moment.  My daughter had friends over 2 weeks ago and while my children never really appreciate my garden, her friends loved it. …


The Kitchen Garden Comestibles

Posted by Dave Riley on September 5, 2020 at 16:00 7 Comments

Today is a great day in the Kitchen Garden.'Tis also the first day of the rest of its life.It being at peace with the world.…


Grafted Dwarf Avocado trees

Posted by Ross Carter on September 1, 2020 at 16:58 2 Comments

I have 2 grafted avo trees in large pots, there is shoots sprouting below  where they were grafted, do I pull those shoots off or just leave them alone, I vaguely remember the bloke at the nursery saying to pull them off to stop them from growing…


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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.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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