Brisbane Local Food

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Garden Visits

Follow the calendar link below to check out where the group is visiting throughout the year or to choose a date for your own GV:



We're always looking for new gardens to visit. Don't be shy, it's easy and no one expects "perfection" (whatever that is) they just want somewhere to meet up and chat!

Please take a few moments to follow the link above and read the simple instructions in full.

Then contact Dianne with the information needed so I organise an Event Listing for your visit.


It's amazing what we can learn by visiting other peoples gardens. I know I pick up at least one good idea or plant each time.

You might be surprised at how keen other members are to visit your garden and see what you are growing, how your chooks / quails are kept, share their own excess produce, cuttings, seed and generally just have a good old chat with other like minded people.

Be brave!

The visits are informal and free. Choose to come to as many or few as you wish.

Dianne's mobile number 0407 691 485 for emergencies.


Anyone is welcome to post and organise their own Events of any kind - in fact it is encouraged.

If you choose to do this please put your own name down as organiser, not mine. It can be very confusing for everyone if my name is on it and I know nothing about the Event.

Responsibility for running the event is up to the organiser.

Thank you


Location: members gardens
Members: 91
Latest Activity: Apr 17

Discussion Forum

15.01.2017 GV at Jess'

Started by Valerie. Last reply by Lissa Jan 20. 3 Replies


Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Juggsy Dec 15, 2016. 9 Replies

06.11.16 Rogers Garden

Started by Susan. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Nov 20, 2016. 26 Replies

16.10.2016 Susan's Garden Visit

Started by Sophie. Last reply by James Rosenlund Oct 18, 2016. 21 Replies

Report: Susan's garden visit 16 October

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 16, 2016. 13 Replies

08.10.16 MARY-ANN and COLIN'S - DAYBORO: Panos

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by CHERYL SLAPP Oct 10, 2016. 7 Replies


Started by Elaine de Saxe Oct 8, 2016. 0 Replies

18.09.16 Dianne and Graham's Visit

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Rob Collings Sep 26, 2016. 13 Replies

13.08.2016 Rob and Natasha Samford

Started by Mary-Ann Baker. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Aug 24, 2016. 15 Replies

12.06.16 Gayle's Garden Visit

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by GayleD Jul 17, 2016. 19 Replies

10.07.2016 A visit with Elaine and Elaine

Started by Cathie MacLean. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 12, 2016. 13 Replies


Started by Christa. Last reply by Susan May 28, 2016. 8 Replies

23.04.2016 Susanne's at Brighton

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Apr 26, 2016. 19 Replies


Started by Dianne Caswell Apr 24, 2016. 0 Replies

5.03.2016 Valerie's at The Gap

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Lissa Mar 7, 2016. 10 Replies


Started by Lissa. Last reply by DARREN JAMES Feb 8, 2016. 23 Replies

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 15, 2017 at 18:35

Poor Valerie. Don't burst a foo foo darl. We can wait a day or three.

Comment by Valerie on January 15, 2017 at 16:10

Aaaargh I had the whole report typed and photos loaded and ning just deleted the lot. I am working on it.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on December 26, 2016 at 10:12

All the Best Cheryl.

Comment by Lissa on December 26, 2016 at 7:37

Sorry to hear that Cheryl. All the best to both of you xx

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on December 26, 2016 at 7:24

I may RSVP to atttend the GVs but please accept my apologies if I don't turn up.  My sons health has deteriorated and there may be times when due to emergencies I will not make it.

Comment by Lissa on November 22, 2016 at 5:00

Absolutely!! lol

Never belonged to such a friendly energetic gardening group before. I have made so many good friends out of this site - it connects us with like minded people which is often difficult to do. There is such a lot of animated conversation about so many topics there is always something interesting going on.

Comment by Sophie on November 21, 2016 at 19:51
<3 Three cheers for BLF!
Comment by Roger Clark on November 21, 2016 at 17:07

Yes, I agree. I used to be an active member of Logan Food Gardeners, but gave up contributing because there was little if any feedback on any topic that came up. I would start off a topic and maybe have 1 or 2 short comments back. This website always has someone (usually a lot more)who will answer and expand the conversation and therefore knowledge / interest of the topic. There are also lots of people who will begin a topic. I travel a lot further to a garden visit with BLF but the interaction is worth the journey.

Comment by Susan Cook on November 21, 2016 at 16:27

I love this group too - even though I may go for weeks without logging in.  Working in retail - therefore weekends, makes it difficult to get to GV's but I love reading the reports about them.  The weather is so dry I am using all my spare time just keeping things alive! 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 20, 2016 at 12:06

I have a sense of how you feel Dianne ... until my partner Elaine found BLF, I was about to give up on gardens. Sloping block, trees, drought ... The support and information from BLF was a sanity saver. She found information on wicking beds too so as much as I am indebted to BLF, Elaine's contribution to our gardening journey was just as important.

Because BLF is not a competitive organisation nor is anyone making a living from it, the absence of little money-making empires is a real bonus. Coming from the dog and horse world where members are competing for stud services, sales, show winnings and where some will do anything for an advantage, BLF is relaxed and endlessly supportive.

As indeed I found BOGG (as it then was) to be a friendly helpful club with members contributing as and when they felt able. Cannot comment on BOGI now although we are financial, we don't get to meetings to know if much has changed.

The non-competitive gardening world and especially the amateur food-growing world is a good place to be and BLF is just the best organisation of which I am happy to be a member.


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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.

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