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Darryl Simpson
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Edible Brisbane ~ Food Plants in Public Spaces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Jun 25, 2017. 1 Reply

This is a very interesting web page. It gives you a map with free fruit, from trees in public places.…Continue

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Beelarong 20th Anniversary at Beelarong Community Farm

November 19, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
Join us to celebrate Beelarong Community Farm’s 20 years anniversary on Sunday 19th November from 3pm to 6pm.It is thanks to the support of thousands of volunteers over the years, passionate gardeners and community leaders, local councillors and MPs, local businesses and everyone who visits the farm that we became what we are today.We will organise a sausage sizzle, fire the cob oven and provide drinks and entertainment. More details to come.Please rsvp by the 12th November for catering…See More
Oct 17, 2017
Sophie favorited Darryl Simpson's blog post Growing Purslane
Oct 10, 2017
Andrew Cumberland commented on Darryl Simpson's blog post Growing Purslane
"They're growing well mate!"
Oct 7, 2017
Dave Riley commented on Darryl Simpson's blog post Growing Purslane
"Not my favorite vegetables...Both are cluggy. What's your preferred culinary preparations? I can grow the weeds but the bigger leaf form doesn't live long in my soil."
Oct 7, 2017
Dave Riley favorited Darryl Simpson's blog post Growing Purslane
Oct 6, 2017
Elaine de Saxe favorited Darryl Simpson's blog post Growing Purslane
Oct 6, 2017
Darryl Simpson commented on Darryl Simpson's blog post Growing Purslane
"Planter Box made from 2 filing cabinet drawers Filled with homemade compost and planted with Purslane and Brazilian spinach"
Oct 6, 2017
Darryl Simpson posted a blog post
Oct 6, 2017
Darryl Simpson might attend Dianne Caswell's event

Worm Farming and Composting Workshop at Eco Centre, Griffith University, Nathan Campus

October 14, 2017 from 10am to 12:30pm
14 October at 10:00–12:30 UTC+10Eco Centre, Griffith University, Nathan CampusW Creek RdFree event! RSVP ESSENTIAL- Please email to RSVP (above and beyond responding to this FB event page). Refreshments provided. Free parking on weekends at Nathan campus.Ever wanted to learn how to create your own best-practice compost or worm farm? Here's your chance. The Griffith EcoCentre has teamed up with Brisbane City Council to show you how to start your own worm farm or…See More
Oct 1, 2017
Darryl Simpson commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT AND INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne'
"Hi Dianne We have been looking forward to doing this, but we will not be able to take part, sorry for pulling out. Darryl"
Sep 13, 2017
Darryl Simpson might attend Dianne Caswell's event

Members Outing - Global Food Village at Croydon Road, Woodridge (opposite the Woodridge train station)

October 15, 2017 from 6am to 2pm
WHENSunday, 15 October 2017,6am - 2pmThis is the time open from - untilVENUE ADDRESSCroydon Road, Woodridge (opposite the Woodridge train station), why not get the train in and leave the car at home.DETAILS Why not come and enjoy a day out with the international atmosphere and experience more than 200 nationalities and cultural experiences including multi-cultural costumes and shopping? The market provides international breakfast foods from Europe, Africa and Asia.I thought it might be lovely…See More
Aug 29, 2017
Darryl Simpson might attend Lissa's event

SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY at all over Australia

September 17, 2017 all day
We are just three weeks away from Sustainable House Day 2017 on Sunday, 17 September and our over 180 homeowners are busy getting ready to show you all the great things they have done to make their homes more comfortable to live in, cheaper to run and better for the environment. We hope you will be inspired!The addresses for the open houses will be published on September 3, visible to everyone logged into the …See More
Aug 26, 2017
Darryl Simpson might attend Dianne Caswell's event

Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration at TBA Closer the date of Event

October 22, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY 22 October 10.00AM - 12.00PMAgenda forAndy and His Rozie’s Garden Visit:  22 October 2017 10.00 – 10.30:  Arrive, meet and introduce yourselves. Someone remind Andy to make sure there is tea, coffee and cold water!  (He’ll be all nervous and silly on the day.) 10.30 – 11.00/15-ish:  Garden tour.  Somebody take photos to share on the web site! 11.15-ish - 11.45:  Eat, drink, chat and be merry.   11.45 – 12.15:  FREE LESSON:  how to make home made booze.  This will include a really easy…See More
Aug 22, 2017
Darryl Simpson might attend Dianne Caswell's event

Easy way to propagate and grow your own plants at Garden City Library

September 30, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
WHENSaturday, 30 September 2017, 10am – 12pmVENUEGarden City LibraryVENUE ADDRESSGarden City Shopping Centre, Corner Logan and Kessels Road, Upper Mt GravattAGE RANGEYoung adults, Adults (30+), SeniorsBOOKINGSBookings required. Phone Garden City Library on 07 3403 7745 to reserve your placeCOSTFreeEVENT TYPEGreen, WorkshopsDETAILSLearn how to propagate your own plants using a variety of…See More
Aug 22, 2017
Darryl Simpson is attending Dianne Caswell's event

Great pots alive at Coopers Plains Library

August 12, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
WHENSaturday, 12 August 2017, 10am – 12pmVENUECoopers Plains LibraryVENUE ADDRESSCoopers Plains Library, 109 Orange Grove Rd, Coopers PlainsAGE RANGEAdults (30+), SeniorsBOOKINGSBookings required. Phone Coopers Plains Library on 07 3403 1530 to reserve your place.COSTFreeEVENT TYPEGreen, WorkshopsDETAILSGrowing great potted plants means getting the basics right. This hands-on workshop…See More
Aug 10, 2017
Darryl Simpson might attend Lissa's event


September 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Sun, 17 Sep 2017, 10 am - 3 pmSpurtopia Homestead, Fernvale to public - Australia sustainable house dayCome and see how we have transformed one acre of land into a sustainable paradise.Learn sustainable living practices and how in less than one year we growing majority of our family food needs via different gardening techniques Gold coin donationSee More
Aug 8, 2017

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I am interested in:
learning about edible weeds. I am growing and eating Purslane to start with.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
What I am looking for:
Information, Garden Materials, Events, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
Brisbane Southern Suburbs

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Growing Purslane

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 13:13 3 Comments

Cooking recipes from around the world

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 13:15 3 Comments

My wife and myself attended this cooking session. There were only 12 people attending, usually about 20. We prepared and cooked recipes from 5 countries, Malaysia, Peru, Norway, Italy, and Turkey. After 1 ½ hrs preparing we shared the spoils for lunch. I would recommend these cooking sessions to anyone who maybe interested. Nice food, easy to make.  I will try to remember to bring a copy of each recipe on…


Spurtopia workshop - making a self-watering planter boxes and wicking pots

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 16:30 1 Comment


Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 10am – 12pm

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30pm


Bookings essential. Join Roman Spur and learn about water…


upcoming events

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 10:42 2 Comments

Subjects I would like to see in upcoming events.

1.       Learn about eatable flowers and how to use them.

2.       Learn about eatable weeds and how to use them.

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At 20:12 on July 6, 2016, Dianne Caswell said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF) Darryl, You may like to join one of our GROUPS, feel free to join in the discussions and ask questions.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our Garden Visits, we actually have one on this week if you would like to come along, 2016 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here.  I am sure you would enjoy meeting and visiting in our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more.

At 19:57 on July 6, 2016, Rob Collings said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food Darryl.

At 19:55 on July 6, 2016, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Darryl.  I hope you enjoy it!



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