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, 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.



Latest Activity

Christa commented on Che Corrie's photo

First attempt at making yoghurt

"Looks great Che, they often set harder. Do you buy the culture from Green Living as well?  One…"
1 hour ago
Che Corrie commented on Che Corrie's status
"I would if I had chooks :D"
3 hours ago
Rob Walter commented on Che Corrie's photo

First attempt at making yoghurt

"I have the same brand of machine, and I love it! Note that another way to make it thicker is to…"
5 hours ago
Che Corrie posted a status
"Repotted my frangipani today and discovered two white grubs hidden in the soil. OMG, I had no idea."
6 hours ago
Che Corrie replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Cathie's Garden Visit 14-07-2118 in the group Garden Visits
"Really enjoyed my first garden visit, so lovely to meet everyone.  You've done an…"
11 hours ago
Che Corrie joined Lissa's group

Garden Visits

Follow the calendar link below to check out where the group is visiting throughout the year or to…See More
11 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe favorited Dave Riley's discussion VETIVER
20 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Cathie's Garden Visit 14-07-2118 in the group Garden Visits
"Oh, Dianne, you wonderful woman!  Fantastic report!  So glad you and Graham got the shot…"
23 hours ago
Dianne Caswell replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Cathie's Garden Visit 14-07-2118 in the group Garden Visits
"I must apologize for the spelling and typing errors folks. I can't see my keyboard keys and…"
23 hours ago
Dianne Caswell favorited Dave Riley's discussion VETIVER
Dianne Caswell replied to Dave Riley's discussion VETIVER
"Sounds like a good fun day out Dave."
Cathie MacLean replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Cathie's Garden Visit 14-07-2118 in the group Garden Visits
"Christa, it was senposai - very similar to a bok choi in flavour although it is related to…"


Blog Posts

Good Morning!

Posted by Sid Saghe on July 13, 2018 at 9:50 0 Comments

I thought I would share a couple of photos from my fledgling garden - I'm a complete novice but have had some small successes. Growing up all of the emphasis was on learning computers and similar skills rather than the hands on side, so I really…


Sous Vide Demonstration

Posted by Jeff Kiehne on July 11, 2018 at 9:42 1 Comment

If anyone is interested  Cannon Hill Brewing   are doing  events  at there shop at Cannon Hill  can find details on there facebook.

Sous Vide…

The garden is working so well in my favour

Posted by Dave Riley on July 9, 2018 at 1:06 0 Comments

I harvested mulch from my Vetiver hedges today now that the grass clippings are no longer available -- as lawns are in hiatus -- as are lawnmower men.

A new system of carpeting soil is upon me as I laid out the stems over one of my…


Turmeric Harvest 2018

Posted by Elaine de Saxe on July 8, 2018 at 22:00 3 Comments

Whether pronounced 'termeric' or 'tewmeric' ... it's a great spice.

Quietly growing away since November 2017 and dug up yesterday. I was very surprised to find the whole crop was 8.5 kilos. And with the fattest 'fingers' I've…


July garden update

Posted by Susan on July 5, 2018 at 19:00 4 Comments

Welcome to the patch!

The broccoli (off to the right) is…


Setting up

Posted by Paul Meibusch on July 1, 2018 at 16:52 8 Comments

I have finally set up a possum exclusion area and wanting to make the most of it. Ideas on what is ideal to produce in Brisbane is appreciated. Used an old dog cage and have a raised bed and a bath tub based wicking bed. But I am new to BNE and…


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Please support our Brisbane Local Food community.  Donations can be made directly to Andy's paypal account.  These are in Australian dollars.  Donations of $5 and above will be gratefully received and used only to pay for BLF web-hosting.  A donation of $25 will pay to host the site for a calendar month!

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