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.


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



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Cara Cara orange

"You're right Dave - they got a LITTLE slice and I ate the rest :)  I got mine from…"
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Dave Riley commented on Susan's photo

Cara Cara orange

"'Little slice'? You mean you get to eat the rest? It looks stunningly delish. What a…"
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DARREN JAMES commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Sebago seed potatoes
"Ive used the chook bags ,fold them down put sugar cane mulch and compost on top.Plant 2 pieces in…"
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Darryl Simpson is attending Dianne Caswell's event


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Darryl Simpson is attending Dianne Caswell's event

Cooking recipes from around the world at Mt Coot-tha Library, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong

June 6, 2017 from 10:30am to 12pm
WHEN Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10:30am – 12pmVENUE Mt Coot-tha LibraryVENUE ADDRESS Mt Coot-tha…See More
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Darryl Simpson is attending Dianne Caswell's event

Rare herbs at Holland Park Library

May 27, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
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Christa commented on Susan's photo

Cara Cara orange

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Cathie MacLean commented on Susan's photo

Cara Cara orange

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Cara Cara orange

My first Cara Cara orange from trees planted mid 2015. Beautiful colour, very juicy and sweet!!…
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Blog Posts

My absence from outback was not enough to sabotage the horticulture.

Posted by Dave Riley on May 23, 2017 at 1:00 2 Comments

After a rough Summer, a recent bout of ill health kept me…


Sebago seed potatoes

Posted by Stephen Choi on May 21, 2017 at 19:52 4 Comments

I went to Northside Produce on Albany Creek rd and saw Sebago seed potatoes for $4 a kilo so I bought a few. Now I just need to sprout them and the will try plant in the chook food bag. Just have to do some research on what to do and when to… Continue

Homoeopathy in the Garden

Posted by Elaine de Saxe on May 15, 2017 at 21:00 3 Comments

One of my major health interests is Homoeopathy which I studied for 3 years part time although never became a registered Homoeopath in private practise.

A 200 year old modality still going strong in many countries. And now entering a new…


Jerry Colby Williams open garden.

Posted by Susan on May 13, 2017 at 11:00 7 Comments

I walked up to Jerry's place this morning to check out his garden.  I arrived, unfortunately, just as a bus load of people turned up so it was extremely crowded.  I didn't get as many photo's as I would have liked but here they are.

He is…


Elephant Garlic

Posted by Elaine de Saxe on May 12, 2017 at 11:30 5 Comments

Andy's photo of his emerging Elephant Garlic has given us the opportunity to discuss its growing habits in more detail.

I've had a quick gallop among my blog posts hoping to find one I'd already written. Maybe I have and I just don't have…



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