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

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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. 

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 You will normally be approved (or not) in 48 hours max.

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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

Barbara Tealby is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - 26th SEPTEMBER - DIANNE AND GRAHAMS SPRING GARDEN VISIT at ELLEN GROVE

September 26, 2021 from 10am to 2pm
SUNDAY  26th September 10.00am TO 2.00pmThis will be a "WELCOME SPRING, GARDEN PARTY GV"PLEASE…See More
6 hours ago
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Anne Dymock
"Good Evening Ann, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). We are having a Garden Visit at my home…"
7 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
"As a FYI: you'll note the many unglazed terracotta pots in my gallery above. Why unglazed…"
7 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Must have plants for beginners and Brisbane gardeners
"Good tip.  I'll give it a crack. "
8 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland left a comment for Anne Dymock
"Welcome to the group Anne.  We are a friendly bunch and I'm sure folks will be more than…"
8 hours ago
Anne Dymock is now a member of Brisbane Local Food
9 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
"Sea celery has a strong flavour -- like all the leaf celeries -- so it is a cooking celery.…"
10 hours ago
Susan commented on Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
"Good tip for the sea celery.  I did wonder if it was a good substitute for other celery as…"
15 hours ago
Nigel replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Must have plants for beginners and Brisbane gardeners
"AP = Aquaponics.  Apologies for the lazy abbreviation."
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Dave Riley replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Must have plants for beginners and Brisbane gardeners
"AP? I made sure to buy a few more seedlings and then got myself a few packets of common and…"
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Nigel replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Must have plants for beginners and Brisbane gardeners
"If you're still struggling with thyme, try it in the AP beds.  Mine does fine there but…"
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 26th SEPTEMBER - DIANNE AND GRAHAMS SPRING GARDEN VISIT'
"Dianne & Graham's Garden - The garden is not wearing as colourful a dress as we would have…"
yesterday

Blog Posts

Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.

Posted by Dave Riley on September 8, 2021 at 6:30 7 Comments

Taking the milkcrate garden to another level. And more delights working with cardboard in the vegey patch.…

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self isolating at home

Posted by Mary-Ann Baker on August 30, 2021 at 9:38 5 Comments

so for the past 12 months or so we have been quiet on the visiting etc front - health issues , covid etc . just as i was getting up steam to do Valeries visit bang accident at work - no driving for  5 months at least - so staying still has been…

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End of August 2021

Posted by Susan on August 29, 2021 at 19:00 5 Comments

Today was a very good day despite being hungover and feeling the excesses of the previous night. I went to…

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OUTBACK it's a JUNGLE

Posted by Dave Riley on August 21, 2021 at 20:33 5 Comments

Jungle outback adventure.…

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All vaxed up and no where to go! What is to be done? Vetiver and green Tea

Posted by Dave Riley on August 3, 2021 at 17:00 7 Comments

All vaxed up and nowhere to go!

I'm therefore sentenced to potting around outback. Mind you, I gotta…

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