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. Six 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.


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.

Fresh Local Provisions: Fresh Food, Local and Online



Latest Activity

Valerie commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Dave Riley replied to Valerie's discussion Edible perenials
"Also, among my favs: Okinawan Spinach Katuk/Sweet leaf Passionfruit Yacon Lemon Grass Various…"
10 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe posted a discussion

Pineapple Pups

Coming out of my ears! Enthusiastic growers, tough as nails. Take around 2 years in the ground or…See More
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Valerie's discussion Edible perenials
"Sweet Potato does well in large pots with the greenery held upright on a small trellis. Try to stop…"
11 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe replied to Valerie's discussion Edible perenials
"Another self-seeding annual is Amaranth. The leaf varieties give generously over summer; flavour…"
11 hours ago
Susan replied to Valerie's discussion Edible perenials
"I agree with the Ceylon spinach. I keep mine in a pot and it selfseeds readily so I replace every…"
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Dave Riley replied to Valerie's discussion School garden
"Most recently: HERE By plan do you mean layout? Our have several small beds and some raised beds.…"
16 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe replied to Valerie's discussion Edible perenials
"Raspberries fruit well and the Heritage variety are the simplest to care for: after fruiting, clear…"
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Elaine de Saxe favorited Valerie's discussion Edible perenials
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Valerie's discussion School garden
"Have you read Dave's school garden posts? There could be some answers there."
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Elaine de Saxe favorited Valerie's discussion School garden
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post Middle of February
"That's one hell of an avo!"
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Blog Posts

Two Garden Tales

Posted by Dave Riley on February 19, 2018 at 22:16 1 Comment

I'm in the process of renovating two gardens at present: my own and the school garden.…


Middle of February

Posted by Susan on February 18, 2018 at 19:53 9 Comments

Hi Everyone,

How's the gardening going in this heat?  I got a little motivated a couple of weeks ago and then this heat hit and I went "Nope".  Luckily for me, everything has survived so far of the new plantings.  I put that down…


Quail slaughter and other stuff

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on February 17, 2018 at 20:30 10 Comments

UPDATE (February 18):

For those who watched the video, things have moved on from the previous post below.  I am now slaughtering spare males and old females who no longer lay.  Yes, I'm quite comfortable with the…


Vetiver Ventures (Part 2)

Posted by Dave Riley on February 4, 2018 at 0:30 2 Comments

Vetiver and I have finally decided to get engaged so that we are retrofitting our family home together. Over the past two years we have grown closer to one another so that a day seldom goes by when we aren't interacting with one another... in an…


A change is afoot...

Posted by Dave Riley on January 28, 2018 at 9:30 0 Comments

The great joy of annuals and the like is that nothing lasts as it was. Gardening with non perennial plants  is full of options,quickly realised.

Since taking up with Vetiver grass (we are indeed married)-- we've not only had many offspring…


Start of 2018

Posted by Susan on January 24, 2018 at 19:30 8 Comments

No gardening getting done at my place at the moment.  As things die/expire, there is no new planting.  6 out of my 8 wicking beds are completely empty.  IT IS DIRE!! Lucky for me my mother is staying with me at the moment as I went back to work…



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