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.

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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 in 2008 to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. BLF is now 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

Susan replied to Roger Clark's discussion FRUIT FLY KITS AVAILABLE
"On that note, I just went looking and found them at green harvest!! Yay!"
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Susan replied to Roger Clark's discussion FRUIT FLY KITS AVAILABLE
"This is great Roger! I have been after these traps since I read about them 2-3 years ago.  How…"
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20 litre pressure canner thread

"Yeah, alright.  I listened to Youtube.  I tried a lid recyle - 3 out of 4 failed.  I…"
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20 litre pressure canner thread

"Previous blog post now leads to this thread.  Trying to keep myself organised as…"
7 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion FRUIT FLY KITS AVAILABLE
"We need a BLFer. To test drive one!  "
8 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion The "wish list" thread. What you'd like:
"And Sophie goes in with a tough one!  Good reply from Christa.  Let's see how this…"
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Christa replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion The "wish list" thread. What you'd like:
"I don't have any Sophie, but Diggers do. "
10 hours ago
Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion FRUIT FLY KITS AVAILABLE
"I might look into these but I wish I could educate our neighbours who just leave fruit lying on the…"
10 hours ago
Roger Clark posted a discussion

FRUIT FLY KITS AVAILABLE

Yes the Fruition fruit fly kits are now available. I bought some today at  Beenleigh Farm Craft Pty…See More
12 hours ago
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's status
"One of these days Roger will come crashing down amongst all the water and leaves to find his…"
13 hours ago
Roger Clark posted a status
"Big storm at Park Ridge. Roger risked life and limb to unblock the gutters again. Always enough leaves there to block the down pipes!! GR!!"
13 hours ago
Sophie replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion The "wish list" thread. What you'd like:
"Sophie is looking for... - not strickly a food plant but would loooove Cafe au Lait dahlia tuber if…"
15 hours ago

Blog Posts

Annual Tiny Farm production blog

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on March 1, 2021 at 21:00 5 Comments

I've become a bit more serious about plotting the food that I grow and harvest here on the block.  Mostly, because of the Youtube shedwars contest I am in... it's actually just an excuse to share gardening tips for beginners but it also forces me…

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Sid's Garden Visit

Posted by Susan on February 28, 2021 at 18:00 5 Comments

Wow, where do I begin!

Sid's garden is enormous!  5 acres of beautiful land with the backbones to do so much.  It was once a goat milking farm apparently and has a massive red barn in really good repair with two massive water tanks down…

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Drying the Dragon Fruit Harvest

Posted by Barbara Tealby on February 12, 2021 at 17:09 7 Comments

There was a bit of chat a while ago about drying Dragon Fruit, so I am going to dry some of the 40-odd Dragon Fruit that are ripening all at once on my vine. I plan to just use my oven, since I don't have a dehydrator, and I suspect air drying…

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February 2021

Posted by Susan on February 7, 2021 at 19:30 2 Comments



Hi guys,

Well I’ve had a very productive weekend in my garden and feel wonderfully peaceful.…

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Moving to acreage in Wamuran!

Posted by Sid Saghe on January 26, 2021 at 18:13 7 Comments

Living the dream suckers.

I'll hopefully have a GV soon after we move in but for anyone wanting to stickybeak here is the real-estate link.

Address available on request…

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GrowVetiver

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.)

GrowVetiver 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.


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