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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"Hello team, I'm looking to grow some Okinawan Spinach. Does anyone on the Northside have a healthy plant I could steal a cutting from?"
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post VETIVER HEDGEROWS
"The beds are 1.5 metres wide on average. As an experiment I hope to grow tomato and/or cucumbers…"
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Christa commented on Dave Riley's blog post VETIVER HEDGEROWS
"Looking good Dave, I can see fresh cut vetiver and also past Vetiver cut mulch.  It appears to…"
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After harvesting the Vetiver hedges for mulch, I approached a level of neatness and order that I,…See More
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"Awww Dave.  You hit me right in the "Andy's Pet Hate!" bone. I've seen…"
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Blog Posts


Posted by Dave Riley on December 16, 2018 at 10:50 2 Comments

After harvesting the Vetiver hedges for mulch, I approached a level of neatness and order that I, for one, am not used to.

It may not be topiary but the plan is to take the trimmed hedges to a height that will keep the chooks off the beds…


Tales from the Tiny Farm: November 18

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on November 25, 2018 at 0:11 6 Comments

Salad/veges: I've been trying to show a few pics of modest harvests each day (facebook posts). The idea is to explain that little bits each day add up. If I can make the odd meal from zucchinis then that's great. The same with eggs, tomatoes,…


Vetiver Ventures Continue

Posted by Dave Riley on November 22, 2018 at 20:14 1 Comment

Since I'm now working on a couple of Vetiver projects around town, I…


Give away concrete laundry tubs

Posted by Barbara Tealby on November 19, 2018 at 11:20 0 Comments

Would anyone like a set of concrete laundry tubs? They have been used for a worm farm a la Linda Woodrow and are probably not much use for doing the washing! If you take them away, you can have the worms that are in them as well. 

They are…


The summer garden!

Posted by Susan on November 17, 2018 at 12:30 5 Comments

Well things certainly are a happening at my place.  

The first of the peaches have been harvested and bottled.  …


It's finally happened: a kimchi fridge

Posted by Dave Riley on November 6, 2018 at 21:56 0 Comments

Neighbours are moving overseas so, as befits the occasion, a garage…


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Please support our Brisbane Local Food community.  Donations can be made directly to Andy's paypal account.  These are in Australian dollars.  Donations of $5 and above will be gratefully received and used only to pay for BLF web-hosting.  A donation of $25 will pay to host the site for a calendar month!

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