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.

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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

Doug Hanning replied to Fiona Ryan's discussion We have our 2nd wicking bed ready to go
"Wow way too flash for my place!"
11 hours ago
Doug Hanning commented on Roger Clark's photo


"They are slow at the moment. I should have yellow bite,yellow pear, tiny tom,sweet 100 and an…"
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Fiona Ryan replied to Fiona Ryan's discussion We have our 2nd wicking bed ready to go
"All my husbands work. We are very much into reusing and zero waste so this was ideal. We don't…"
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Fiona Ryan's discussion We have our 2nd wicking bed ready to go
"Those beds look so good!"
Andrew Cumberland favorited Fiona Ryan's discussion We have our 2nd wicking bed ready to go
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo


"Makes them dead easy to cut for cooking.  You may have invented "a thing.""
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo


"Hopefully, I'll have some ripe cherries on.  They are a bit sporadic at the moment. …"
Andrew Cumberland commented on Fiona Ryan's photo

Wicking bed filled

"That's a very fine looking bed!"
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Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion THIS IS AN INTERESTING CONTRAPTION
"I have a polyscience chamber vacumn sealer and just realised I can fit small jars upright amd…"
Fiona Ryan commented on Fiona Ryan's photo

Wicking bed filled

"Thanks Roger. For now, it will be more swiss chard, beetroot, lettuce etc. I've also got some…"

Blog Posts

Dwarf Peach tree

Posted by Ross Carter on June 29, 2020 at 17:30 15 Comments

 Hi there,

I am looking at getting a dwarf peach tree and was wondering which is the best variety for Brisbane area and since it is not that cold here will it bear fruit, any advice would be helpful and possibily the name of a good…


Lettuce Seedlings, anyone?

Posted by Barbara Tealby on June 29, 2020 at 8:47 0 Comments

I was saving the seeds of my reliable little Green Mignonette lettuce, and when I had a small bag full, I threw the rest of the stalks under the peach tree. They ALL came up. If anyone would like some seedlings, let me know. They'll probably be…


Some very sad news about Elaine

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on June 21, 2020 at 19:19 7 Comments

I learned this afternoon that Elaine passed away on 26 May 2020.  She was cremated on 5 June.  I believe she would have been 78. 

Long time members will know that Elaine's health had suffered recently as a result of diabetes.  Her heart…



Posted by Christa on June 19, 2020 at 11:06 3 Comments

When all my fruit trees finally produce an abundance of fruit, I will have a way to save and store harvests.  With my many Ball-mason jars and even my old vacola bottles, will have some use.  

This AMERICAN cooker is 30 quart or 28.5 litre…


Coffee/spice grinder anyone?

Posted by Barbara Tealby on June 18, 2020 at 13:57 4 Comments

I've just harvested ginger and will be drying and grinding some. Also, there is a lot of turmeric dried, but not processed left over from last year. Having spent the last half hour achieving four teaspoons of ground turmeric with my mortar and…


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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.

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