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.

Members

 

Latest Activity

Roger Clark posted a discussion

Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?

I have been in touch with Veronica Cougan, who runs a Bushfoods farm at Obi Obi near the Sunshine…See More
12 minutes ago
Roger Clark posted a blog post

A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show

Fruit Fly talk by Professor Richard DrewFruit flies have spread down to Victoria and now some have…See More
32 minutes ago
Becky replied to Becky's discussion Looking for established fruit trees, economically. in the group Frugal Fellows
"Oo, will do.  Thx Lissa."
59 minutes ago
Lissa replied to Becky's discussion Looking for established fruit trees, economically. in the group Frugal Fellows
"Try your local farmers markets Becky for cheaper trees. Bear in mind that they could be seedlings,…"
5 hours ago
Becky replied to Becky's discussion Looking for established fruit trees, economically. in the group Frugal Fellows
"Thx Andy.  That'll be lovely."
10 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Becky's discussion Looking for established fruit trees, economically. in the group Frugal Fellows
"I gave a banana pup away last visit.  I'm sure once spring comes there will be more…"
13 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT to Susan's Patch in Gympie'
"and they need to be planted somewhere where people are NOT likely to walk under them at fruiting…"
13 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Big (kinda) news about site funding! in the group BLF Futures
"Thanks Cres.  We seem to be going pretty well with the raffles in terms of funds.  I…"
14 hours ago
Becky commented on Andrew Cumberland's group Frugal Fellows
"Does anyone have a homemade weed and feed recipe where the whole lawn (rather than targeting…"
23 hours ago
Cres replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Big (kinda) news about site funding! in the group BLF Futures
"I've spent quite a bit of time (which I have but very little money) looking at alternatives…"
23 hours ago
Cres joined Farina Murray's group
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BLF Futures

A group to discuss how the BLF site works and growing our community! All welcome :)See More
23 hours ago
Becky added a discussion to the group Frugal Fellows
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Looking for established fruit trees, economically.

Hi All,Due to my husband's health and disability (he was the green thumb in the family), we have…See More
23 hours ago

Blog Posts

A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show

Posted by Roger Clark on July 21, 2019 at 9:31 0 Comments

Fruit Fly talk by Professor Richard Drew

Fruit flies have spread down to Victoria and now some have been discovered in Auckland.



We used to treat with systemic cover sprays but these are not used very much now and growers now…

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My Favorite Backyard Comestibles -- the plants I love to grow to eat.

Posted by Dave Riley on July 1, 2019 at 5:30 0 Comments

I used to do plant-of-the-year lists,  but nowadays I seem to have settled in to a routine consumption.

Aside from the key issue of what you can actually grow, what you seek to eat is the true raison d'être of the backyard…

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Winter at The Gap

Posted by Valerie on June 29, 2019 at 10:30 9 Comments

 

When I got back from Europe, I could not take the pumpkin forest anymore. It had to go. I had spread some seeds among it hoping something else got to grow in my absence. Some sweet peas…

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The Opportunity of all this Rain. What happenstance! So plant out

Posted by Dave Riley on June 27, 2019 at 4:30 12 Comments

It sure is raining. Buckets of the stuff.

Who woulda thought?

Opportunism knocks.

The Winter Solstice may have just visited but hey this is the sub tropics!

With so such moisturised goodness under foot, what can we…

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2019 winter garden - supposedly :)

Posted by Susan on June 16, 2019 at 17:08 3 Comments

Hi Folks, 

I have been busy pottering around in my garden and am starting to finally see some harvests and a decrease in my weekly veggie shop.  Today at the markets, my bill came to $25 - this is down from between $40 to 50 weekly when…

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Conscious calendar-ruled seasonal plantings isn't my usual norm. But the June crazies are upon me like a chilling wind.

Posted by Dave Riley on June 3, 2019 at 19:00 0 Comments

After some keen renovation work and extensive planting of Vetiver hedgerows I've planted more veges (& herbs)  than I've ever done before.

Both seeds and seedlings.

Conscious calendar-ruled seasonal plantings isn't my usual…

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