"Welcome to BLF, enjoy touring the site and take the time to look into the Groups at the top of the page. If you see any that interest you, join in the conversation, and if you have any questions feel free to ask."
I'm passionate about kickstarting an urban farming movement in Brisbane, market gardening, local food systems, community building, encouraging sustainable living by demonstrating and doing (not preaching), symbiotic and macrobiotic eating, minimalism.
I am a civil engineer by day, but my real passion is in improving our broken food systems and that is where I am heading once I can financially sustain myself.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I am currently coordinating a backyard based urban farming project in Brisbane that uses backyards and schools in the inner city to grow veges for the locals, reducing food miles to almost zero. Visit www.forkhaycityfarms.com for more details.
I am also Vice President of Beelarong Community Farm in Morningside and a member of the Turnstyle Bulk Buyers group in Highgate Hill.
I am interested in:
Small scale organic market gardening, urban farming, sustainable food production, community based living, agrihoods (not yet in Australia but watch this space!)
I can offer
Information, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
Welcome to BLF, enjoy touring the site and take the time to look into the Groups at the top of the page. If you see any that interest you, join in the conversation, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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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.
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.