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!
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.
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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 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.
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Hi guys, check out my latest garden antics.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue