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. 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.

Fresh Local Provisions: Fresh Food, Local and Online

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Latest Activity

Elaine de Saxe replied to Christa's discussion IS ANY ONE ELSE PLAGUED BY SMALL ANTS
"Sounds promising. Keeping our hands in our pockets is one of the biggest gardening challenges. In…"
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Christa replied to Christa's discussion IS ANY ONE ELSE PLAGUED BY SMALL ANTS
"Just noticed some lacewing eggs so should have some predators within 4 weeks. Also have a preying…"
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Christa's discussion IS ANY ONE ELSE PLAGUED BY SMALL ANTS
"It's not a religious thing but result of observation. Recall a nasty infestation of aphids on…"
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Christa replied to Christa's discussion IS ANY ONE ELSE PLAGUED BY SMALL ANTS
"You have more faith in the natural process Elaine.  The plants are definitely stressed. Maybe…"
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Christa's discussion IS ANY ONE ELSE PLAGUED BY SMALL ANTS
"Pests come with a message: the plants are struggling. Whether it's water, heat, season,…"
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Mary-Ann Baker replied to Christa's discussion IS ANY ONE ELSE PLAGUED BY SMALL ANTS
"I a believer in vinegar and peppermint for cleaning in the house and spraying the outside of the…"
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Christa replied to Christa's discussion IS ANY ONE ELSE PLAGUED BY SMALL ANTS
"RIGHT I've had enough, our plants are covered in aphids and also ants of course the two go…"
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"Provided you were only immersing yourself, you could probably combine the two!"
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion An easy video instructions guide in the group Home Grown Liquors
"LOL - yeah, it's only a small issue that it blinds and kills you.  I'm comfortable…"
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Jeff Kiehne replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion An easy video instructions guide in the group Home Grown Liquors
"There are a lot of different chemicals acetone  low boiling  and furfural …"
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion An easy video instructions guide in the group Home Grown Liquors
"Isn't 'alcohol' just a broad term for ethyl, methyl etc? The 'ol' ending…"
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's photo
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"If I ever tire of body immersion, I can always -- following your lead, Andrew -- farm fish."
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Blog Posts

2017 Harvest in Review

Posted by Sophie on January 3, 2018 at 10:41 0 Comments

Total harvest in 2017:

Beans - Broad beans 150g + 8 units
Beans - french dwarf 3 units
Beans -…
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December 2017

Posted by Sophie on January 3, 2018 at 10:02 0 Comments

December 2017 harvest:

-10 large couve torchuda leaves + rest gone to butterflies

-650g red eggplant + and extra kilo gone to Qld Fruit Flies :( 

- 9 passionfruit (+ some for possums)

- spring onions

- Herbs…

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YEAR'S BEST.

Posted by Dave Riley on January 2, 2018 at 1:20 17 Comments

Great moments in agriculture award:…

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November 2017

Posted by Sophie on December 28, 2017 at 16:00 3 Comments

This month's harvest:

-20 passionfruit + 20 for the possums (have proof!) and half dozen for passersby

-5 broadbeans

-3 chokos

-6 red eggplant

-2 large couve trochuda leaves…

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MOVING TO BRIBIE

Posted by Lissa on December 23, 2017 at 6:30 19 Comments

Where to start....an update.

A year ago I was put in the position of having to sell my home, well established food garden and bee hives. Painful to say the least, especially as the agreed trigger to sell was the passing of my last two…

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December not in my garden :)

Posted by Susan on December 21, 2017 at 12:30 10 Comments

So I've just come back from Melbourne - more specifically Phillip Island where my Aunt lives.  Popped down to drop my eldest daughter off to gain work experience as my Aunt runs her own coffee and lolly shop as well as a weekend market and took…

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