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. 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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Elaine de Saxe replied to Valerie's discussion Nasturtium seeds recipes?
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Nasturtium seeds recipes?

I can find every recipe under the sun for pickled nasturtium "capers" but how else can you use the…See More
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Pigeon Peas

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Pigeon Peas

"i harvested a barrow load of Pigeon pea stems today. Sort of anyway. From the bushes at the school…"
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KimChi Mojo

My latest batch of KimChi ready to be put down.Won't last me long...That's the trick.My…
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Dave Riley posted a status
"I was awoken at 3.30am by still more rain -- this time bucketing down. Suddenly my gardens are out of hand with verdancy."
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Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT AND CHEESE TASTING - free'
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KimChi Mojo

My latest batch of KimChi ready to be put down.Won't last me long...That's the trick.My…


Nasturtium seeds recipes?

Started by Valerie in EXPLORING the FIELD TOGETHER - Q&A. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe 28 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Broad Beans

Started by Elaine de Saxe in PLANT and SEED VARIETIES. Last reply by Rob Walter on Sunday. 5 Replies

Bees and Fungi

Started by Elaine de Saxe in ARTICLES. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Oct 9. 3 Replies

Blog Posts

Ferment updates: KimChi, Knäckebröd & Filmjölk

Posted by Dave Riley on October 14, 2018 at 3:23 2 Comments

I spent last night outback on the veranda making a batch of kimchi from 4 wombok cabbages. The radish, spring onions and…


The Drought

Posted by Dave Riley on October 8, 2018 at 22:39 8 Comments

I just spent a couple of days out on the Western Downs. While I was away we had 20 mm of rain here at home, and another 16 mm fell tonight after we returned.

But around Chinchilla it is dry  as drought is.

The cattle are scrawny.…


Garlic for the year!!

Posted by Roger Clark on October 5, 2018 at 7:55 13 Comments

Lance Percival, an English comedian, of a bygone era (That was the week that was), brought out a song about veges, that has long been a favourite of mine.

Some of it went,

My sister Jean's always eating Beans

My little…


October harvests and summer plantings

Posted by Susan on October 4, 2018 at 15:00 5 Comments

Hi everyone.  

The garden is going great still but it is time to start thinking about the summer crops.  While I'm still harvesting the brassicas (check out my broccoli and cabbage!!!) I have started to clean up the garden beds for…


Zen WiFi garden

Posted by Janet Fong on September 10, 2018 at 17:02 1 Comment

September rhymes with Remember: the garden is green and makes a pleasant scene in September to remember.

Posted by Dave Riley on September 7, 2018 at 19:00 7 Comments

Images more for me than for anyone else, September registers as green. That's despite the dry weather over the Wintering.

What with this and that, I've run out of things to do.


The Milk Crate 'garden' has been…


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