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Needing someone to represent BLF on 31 May 2017

I received this email and hoped that someone would like to represent Brisbane Local Food at these discussions.  I am looking for one volunt…

Started by Andrew CumberlandLatest Reply


I follow a blog called HIGH WATER of a young gardener, Rod, who owns a property on Lamb Island. Rod re-posted this on his site - I found th…

Started by LissaLatest Reply

Daley's Nursery outing

Hi Folks, well today, a couple of us BLF's went for a drive to Kyogle to visit the Daley's nursery that we all know and love.. and if you d…

Started by SusanLatest Reply

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How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic

My new fav growing site has offered a great DIY for garlic. Jenna's teaching skills are excellent -- so check it out. Since I keep failing…

Started by Dave Riley

16 on Tuesday
Reply by Ron Hyde

soil, soil and soil?

Hi Everyone, I need your advice. We are thinking to move. One thing we want to take into consideration for choosing the place to move is if…

Started by Joe Wang

27 on Sunday
Reply by Joe Wang

Wicking beds of awesomeness

Hi again. I thought I should share my good success with a DIY wicking bed design.  I bought spotted gum (durable), galvanised fencing/ re…

Started by Scarlett

8 Nov 28
Reply by Ron Hyde

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus : Nopales -- a celebration. (puntia ficus-indica )

People think I'm mad because I eat cactus. I'm not some health nut or someone ruled by food shibboleths. I just love eating cactus paddles.…

Started by Dave Riley

3 Nov 18
Reply by Doug Hanning

Noosa council bans new beehives in suburbia regardless of whether they're native stingless bees

LINK to article. Key points: The New Noosa Plan permits a maximum of three hives for existing suburban beekeepers Beekeepers want the new…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Nov 11
Reply by Dave Riley

I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?

If you have been following my views on Avocado flowers and their sex lives, you would know that the flowers have both male and female parts…

Started by Roger Clark

8 Oct 29
Reply by Roger Clark

The five keys to soil health

This is a useful summary from Scott Strough at Sketical Science (see for full interview). I think the claims re climate change are not full…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Oct 19

Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil

I was amazed to read from a book on growing Garlic by Penny Woodward that it is dangerous to store garlic in oil in the fridge. Apparently…

Started by Roger Clark

5 Oct 15
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

Cover crops

Any one going to plant a cover crop to stop weeds and create mulch in the  hot weather and where to get the seeds at a cheap price.

Started by Jeff Kiehne

3 Oct 13
Reply by Dave Riley

Diet vs weight — which matters more? A kitchen garden really works wonders

ABC's Health Report addresses a fascinating topic. Reasons why may not be as they seem when you look at the second longest lived cohort in…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Sep 24
Reply by Andrew Cumberland


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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