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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…

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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…

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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…

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PANDEMIC GARDENING: Buying seeds online

Since there is a run on seeds and seedlings because of Coronavirus I thought I'd list the seed companies I mainly use for online purchases:…

Started by Dave Riley

9 yesterday
Reply by Fiona Ryan

Sewing seeds in what?Cow manure fights Coronavirus

I am absolutely the worst person to foster seeds into life i know the biology but when it comes to practice I'm all over the place. For me…

Started by Dave Riley

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Reply by Christa

Pandemic gardening: a guide for Autumn planting in SEQ.

Robyn Francis -- one of the matriarchs of Permaculture in this country -- has made available this great resource for free download. Robyn w…

Started by Dave Riley

4 on Friday
Reply by Christa

Egg Plant recipe

Andy and Roz, Here is the recipe I promised to send about 2 months ago. I only ever make the stacks 2 slices high. 

Started by Roger Clark

4 Mar 17
Reply by Christa

A solution to cut extreme heat by up to 6 degrees is in our own backyards

The largest temperature reductions were in the hottest suburbs and those further away from the coast. These significant reductions were mo…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Mar 17
Reply by Christa

Purple oxalis plants

Valerie, Here (I hope) are a couple of photos of a couple of the Oxalis plants that you generously gave to me  a while ago. They are in lit…

Started by Roger Clark

5 Mar 9
Reply by Roger Clark


After our local possum learnt to eat a hole in the fruit fly covers on our persimmons, we decided to pick them early.  They are just starti…

Started by Christa

6 Mar 2
Reply by Doug Hanning

Mashua Perennial nasturtian

Hi I have just joined Brisbane local food even though I live in the mid north of south australia. Recently I was reading some members were…

Started by Lyn John

8 Mar 2
Reply by Lyn John

Frog Hotel

You may have read this report on a frog hotel in the NT. This is a frog hotel. Ever seen anything like it? Stephani Grove, secretary with B…

Started by Dave Riley

12 Feb 21
Reply by Dave Riley

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

0 Feb 21


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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.)

The Vetiver Community Project 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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