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

Everyone is welcome - beginners, dabblers, experts or the plain curious!

New members are approved by the site administrators. You must provide enough details to help us ensure you are a real gardener not a scammer or spammer.

YOU MUST PROVIDE A VALID CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER WHICH WILL BE CHECKED.  No number, no join.   

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 owner Farina or 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!)

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"Good Evening Linda, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF), Here at the top of the page, you will…"
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"Welcome back to BLF Elizabeth. Please enjoy your time on the site again and be sure to check out…"
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Free PAPAYUELO plant

I recently put in an order with Daley's nursery and I had a free plant voucher to use. I thought I…See More
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tiny cobs on wicking bed corn plants

I haven't been able to get any photos as yet, but does anyone else have problems growing quality…See More
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Blog Posts

Too hot to do much.

Posted by Susan on January 15, 2017 at 13:30 14 Comments

Hi everyone,

Well the heat is devastating at the moment.  It has been sapping me of all energy and I have not been keeping up with the planting so only relying on what is already there.   Capsicums, tomatoes, trombonccinos, silverbeet and…

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Pots: brewing and irrigating

Posted by Dave Riley on January 15, 2017 at 11:26 2 Comments

It works! It truly works!

Who woulda thought?

I am…

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Outback says, "Welcome to 2017. Looking good."

Posted by Dave Riley on January 7, 2017 at 9:54 5 Comments

The year begins green.

Surprises in the soil.

This season we do have shade.…

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New Year in the garden.

Posted by Susan on January 2, 2017 at 10:30 13 Comments

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a busy couple of weeks and I finally have computer access again so YAY! The storm a couple of weeks ago, blew up our computer and wifi and we have only just got it back.  I had a couple of days away as well but…

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Vetiver Ventures

Posted by Dave Riley on December 30, 2016 at 0:00 12 Comments

I began with 3 Vetiver slips. I grew them up to 1.5-1.7metres tall…

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A mild december, early new year

Posted by Valerie on December 26, 2016 at 21:30 0 Comments

Considering the weather is holding on to a very mild gardenable temperature with steady drizzle and tomorrow is the most favorable time to plant fruit in the garden, it's a good time for early new year resolution to clean up the garden. Photos to…

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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.

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