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.

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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!)

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About this site

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food (BLF)!

This site was created by site-founder, 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.

Joining Up

Everyone is welcome - beginners, dabblers, experts or the plain curious!

New members are approved by the site administrators (Farina, Lissa and Andy) to keep out the spammers. Please ensure you provide enough details to help us make a judgement about whether you are a real gardener or a spammer.

Apologies for any delays this might cause (usually 48 hours max).

Click here to contact site administrator

 

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Percy and the rats push me one step too far

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Percy and the rats push me one step too far

"A certain big name hardware only goes as low as 50 Elaine.  I was actually chasing 30-40.…"
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Elaine coolowl commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Of possums, water cress and rats...
"Safest is what you've done (I guess into the rubbish bin)."
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Percy and the rats push me one step too far

I've shown previous videos on the first battles in the Percy Wars where McDowall Manor comes under siege by Percy the Bush Turkey. He recently hired a band o...
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Of possums, water cress and rats...
"I thought of that too Elaine - but I wouldn't be game since they were baited. "
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Elaine coolowl commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Of possums, water cress and rats...
"The could be composted but you would need a lot of dry material and a rat/dog-proof bin in which to…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post Early flowering fruit trees and other bits and pieces
"I may have been guilty of the same crime.  Um... I mean, you have to quality test in year one,…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Of possums, water cress and rats...
"Such a shame I'm too squimish to eat them.  A lot of good tucker has gone in the bin…"
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Susan commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Of possums, water cress and rats...
"WOW!! 18 rats - where are you breeding them?   :)"
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Phil commented on DARREN JAMES's blog post People should be more nice to madagascar beans
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Early flowering fruit trees and other bits and pieces

Posted by Susan on August 1, 2015 at 14:30 6 Comments

Hi everyone,

This time last year, I was lamenting the cold weather and desperately looking for any signs of spring.  Well this has been an unseasonally warm winter and the fruit trees and I feel like it is spring already!   I wore SHORTS…

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People should be more nice to madagascar beans

Posted by DARREN JAMES on August 1, 2015 at 0:38 8 Comments

Hi everyone,over many garden visits I have met many people growing madagascar beans and although having admitted to growing them lots have dismissed their edibility.I would like to change that for the non believers I HOPE.This weekend My stepson…

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GETTING DOWN AND GETTING DIRTY WITH MOUNDS

Posted by Dave Riley on July 22, 2015 at 12:00 6 Comments

As escavations go, garden mounds are not the least bit…

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Of possums, water cress and rats...

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on July 19, 2015 at 0:11 42 Comments

I've continued to wage the War of the Possum for almost two months now.  As the greens in my aquaponics beds got slaughtered, I hooked up a new solar light system, complete with movement sensor, to scare him off.  All to no avail.  I keep…

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Growing fruit trees

Posted by Roger Clark on July 13, 2015 at 10:00 9 Comments

Having just attended a very busy two days of the Qld Garden Expo in Nambour, I should share some of the things I learnt from talks attended there, before they disappear from the memory. Peter Young of Birdwood Nurseries related that most…

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