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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Latest Activity

Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"The mulch is going into a giant mulch heap to break down over winter. I am buying some sugar cane…"
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Christa commented on Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
"You have been busy Roger,  what are you going to plant in that spot now that you have cleared…"
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Christa commented on Susan's blog post Finally getting to stay home
"You have lots of expertise when planting seeds and seedlings Susan, we are proud of you.  My…"
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Roger Clark posted a blog post

Working on the garden while in isolation

Work while in isolationLike everyone else on this planet we are currently in self enforced…See More
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Jacqui favorited Dave Riley's blog post Chives and Spring Onions
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Jacqui favorited Susan's blog post Finally getting to stay home
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Dave Riley posted a blog post

Chives and Spring Onions

As I've mentioned on occasion, I grow my own 'onions' -- my own Spring Onions./ Scallions/Green…See More
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Andrew Cumberland's video
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Quail and chicken update

"LOL.  This is an issue that Dave and I have discussed a few times before.  There's a…"
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Doug Hanning commented on Andrew Cumberland's video
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Quail and chicken update

"I ate one with a mate about a year ago. He had eaten a few in South America. They are pretty good…"
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Dave Riley commented on Andrew Cumberland's video
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Quail and chicken update

"The only thing that held me back was the dogs: what if I get rodents and my terriers go crazy? But…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post Finally getting to stay home
"You never cease to inspire Susan."
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Blog Posts

Working on the garden while in isolation

Posted by Roger Clark on April 5, 2020 at 9:29 2 Comments

Work while in isolation

Like everyone else on this planet we are currently in self enforced isolation. Thnak goodness we have a large garden to keep us busy. The rain that came a while back has produced incredible growth, mostly of grass…

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Chives and Spring Onions

Posted by Dave Riley on April 4, 2020 at 23:00 0 Comments

As I've mentioned on occasion, I grow my own 'onions' -- my own Spring Onions./ Scallions/Green Onions.

You can imagine how many I can get through over any one year.

In the heat of Summer, harvest peters out and I need go out and…

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Finally getting to stay home

Posted by Susan on April 4, 2020 at 14:10 2 Comments



Hi all,

well after a crazy couple of weeks, I get to stay home   We were planning to be off to Tangalooma…

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Garden update 21 March

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on March 24, 2020 at 13:03 2 Comments

I can't get youtube to link properly the normal way so I'll share the my latest update as a link that I know works. 

Garden update during Covid19 Ep…

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The garden is booming!

Posted by Susan on March 22, 2020 at 11:30 13 Comments

Hi everyone.  

I’m getting more extreme in the garden at the moment and I think every Tom, dick and Harry is currently doing the same.   I had run out of my trusty rooster booster fertiliser and went to Bunnings to grab some more and…

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Free Cassava cuttings for pick up in Coorparoo if someone wants them

Posted by Sophie on March 21, 2020 at 10:30 0 Comments

Hi everyone, I was getting down after our first week of working from home so did a really naughty run to Bunnings to spend my way to happiness. Oh and boy did I find it! Oops. But I figured I wouldn't be going out spending on entertainment money…

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VETIVER COMMUNITY PROJECT

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.)

The Vetiver Community Project 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.


Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

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