Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Dave Riley
  • Male
  • Australia
Share on Facebook

Dave Riley's Friends

  • Dragonman
  • Vinay Nellipudi
  • Christa
  • Dianne Caswell
  • Rob Collings
  • Bronwyn McDonnell
  • David Hatcher
  • Susanne
  • Jan Holley
  • Michelle
  • Lissa
  • Jessica
  • Jane
  • Elaine de Saxe

Dave Riley's Discussions

Coriander Almond Pesto

Started this discussion. Last reply by CHERYL SLAPP yesterday. 2 Replies

Turmeric Drops in Price at the Market

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Aug 14. 4 Replies


Dave Riley's Page

Latest Activity

Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's photo

Fermented Things

"Well, Father of Ferments, you have inspired me to have a crack at that Kimchi.  Wish me luck brother - "I'm going in!!!!""
1 hour ago
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's photo

Fermented Things

"I didn't give you a kimchi recipe as I hadn't made a batch myself. It's parallel to sauerkraut really but with a brine soak and spices. Here's a good DIY LINK. I made Curtido as a transition experiment, but my kimchi is…"
2 hours ago
Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's photo

Fermented Things

"Oh, you are awful, Andy."
3 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's photo

Fermented Things

"I worry for your bottom Dianne.  They aren't called Fartichokes for nothing. "
3 hours ago
Dianne Caswell favorited Dave Riley's photo
3 hours ago
Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's photo

Fermented Things

"I am in awe of your Ferments Dave, you really are open to experimentation aren't you. I love the idea of the Jerusalem Artichokes and Bulb Fennel. I don't grow Jerusalem Artichokes, but maybe I should. I would like to make the Spicy…"
3 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's photo

Fermented Things

"I shall call you the Father of Ferments.  Nice looking haul mate. "
4 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland favorited Dave Riley's photo
4 hours ago

Profile Information

About me:
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
My own residence. Sandgate PCYC Community and Market Garden
I am interested in:
Vegetables. Rain harvesting.Starchy vegetables.
About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
My website is:

Dave Riley's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Dave Riley's Blog

in Production and Gallery

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 22:00 8 Comments

We're away on another branch of the garden adventure.

You'll note the 'ground covers'-gone wild. I hack a space in that…


Clay Pot Irrigation: no more flying saucer parking lot.

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 21:30 5 Comments

There I was commuting on the train heading south towards the CBD when I had one of those moments.

My 'thingness' came upon me and I had a flash of transcendence.

"What, if," thought I, "I used shade cloth instead of plates atop my irrigating clay pots?"

And voila...!

I got myself home.…


School Garden Update

Posted on July 17, 2016 at 23:06 10 Comments

The Community School Garden at Beachmere State School was originally set up in partnership with Beachmere Area Network Group and 2016 is its second year of its operation as a shared project.

Over the past 18 months the program has consolidated as…


Everything's Copacetic.

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 0:00 1 Comment

Well then.

You turn your back for five minutes and the greening business takes off.

It's scary. There's a thickening -- and, dare I say it, a quickening.. 

Outback, plants rule.

I don't think there is one seedling  -- and few seeds -- that haven't settled in situ and are now…


The garden in June 2016

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 18:18 4 Comments

Dave Riley's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (12 comments)

You need to be a member of Brisbane Local Food to add comments!

Join Brisbane Local Food

At 15:37 on February 23, 2016, Vinay Nellipudi said…
Thanks for friend request.
At 12:06 on January 10, 2015, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks Dave for your recipes ,will you be going to lissas garden visit as I can give you those brazillian spinach if not will bring them over for you cheers

At 16:52 on December 21, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave havent forgotten you caught up with work .will get them over to you in the new year sometime hope you have a good xmass  

At 8:32 on December 16, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi mate leave us an address at and I will get them over to you

At 21:05 on December 1, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks for your reply mate I do have flowers but they wouldn't be a metre high due to the very sandy soil and low nutrients even though I did put lots of compost in before planting .I planted them initially to stop the neighbours walking across the front lawn,Your plants sound really healthy and you can look forward to good yields 3 to 4 kilos per plant if your lucky and not forgetting the  flowers wich  will be a real head turner. cheers

At 19:51 on November 30, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave didnt want to hijack your latest blog but just wanted to ask about your Jerusalem artichokes as we seem to be the only few blf members growing them .How tall are they do you have any flowers yet always good to compare your plants with others to guage how things are.cheers

At 17:12 on January 11, 2012, Jane said…

Hi Dave, did you manage to get the Snake Beans. If not you may contact me on with your address & I will send some.


At 21:10 on June 15, 2009, Scarlett said…
hey i want to delete the backyarders group and i'm copying the discussions across, but i can't copy your little cuba photos - what to do?
At 20:50 on March 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , just a reminder that the 2nd Garden Visit is on the 29th at Vanessa place .
At 16:18 on February 4, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , just a reminder that the GARDEN VISITS are starting at the end of the month (22nd) .Everyone is welcome .

Fresh Local Provisions: Fresh Food, Local and Online

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.

Organic Farm Share

Ads by Google

More Google ads

© 2016   Created by Farina Murray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service