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. 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.

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Garden tour Autumn 2019

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2019 nearly winter and still doesn't feel like it

Hi everyone, I had a wonderful day today out at the farm.  We drove up last night after work (have…See More
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GARDEN VISIT to Susan's Patch in Gympie at Address will be sent closer event

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2019 nearly winter and still doesn't feel like it

Posted by Susan on May 25, 2019 at 19:33 1 Comment

Hi everyone, 

I had a wonderful day today out at the farm.  We drove up last night after work (have learnt from experience that there is no point leaving before 6.30 pm) and made it to our block at 8:50pm  Just in time for Fran and I to…

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FOR THOSE WITH SPACE TO SPARE ON ACREAGE, FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Posted by Christa on May 11, 2019 at 12:43 8 Comments

My gardening abilities have been curbed a bit lately and have led me to reading more about different ways to increase the goodness in our soil which is the engine of our plant growth and the machine that nature provided to…

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It's challenge enough to keep up with the harvest.

Posted by Dave Riley on May 11, 2019 at 0:00 3 Comments

I've been prevailed upon to cut back the garden and create more lawn. Not my perspective nor preferred lifestyle, but you have to forgo some laziness some times and spend more time (spit! bugger!) 'mowing'.

As it turns out , the new…

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Musings for the future.

Posted by Susan on May 5, 2019 at 19:06 8 Comments

Hi all,

I've been thinking for sometime about starting a market stall.  There are often beautiful things for the garden that I have to order online or are only available from America or England with huge shipping costs for one item.  I was…

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I UPPED MY SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS

Posted by Dave Riley on May 1, 2019 at 12:00 0 Comments

Since I run out of my regular supply of home made fermented chili paste more than my menu…

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End of April and I'm so impatient

Posted by Susan on April 28, 2019 at 19:50 5 Comments

Hi guys,  

Well, the garden is on the verge of producing but still not there yet.  I was complaining to Sophie that I want to do the big harvests, where it takes me about an hour just to potter around and pick stuff.  The drought…

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