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Tommy Toe terrific

Ate my first tommy toe tomato today. I can see why they win the blind taste tests at Diggers Seeds. Appear to be somewhat variable in size - the one I ate was larger and single, but this is such a pretty photo..

We ate our first broad beans the other day. Medium sized the beans still have a thin sweet skin. Added to chicken soup, was delicious.

Our lemon and lime trees need feeding (ours aren't… Continue

Added by Scarlett on September 12, 2008 at 14:47 — 5 Comments

Last week of winter

What have I done? I am the anti-potato.



For some reason I cannot grow potatoes in Queensland. They always die on me about half-way through the growing season (OK, so it's happened twice, but it never happened in Melbourne). I know potatoes are a bit marginal in this climate, but it must be possible. I'll post a photo and see if anyone can help out.



It's been a very egg-y week. Hooray for Booty, PinkRosie and Heckle!! Thankyou girls. I had to tape some toy eggs together and… Continue

Added by Scarlett on August 27, 2008 at 17:45 — No Comments

Today in our garden

An exciting day today - we harvested the first bunch of lady finger bananas. Two more bunches coming. The blue faced honey eater came and shouted at me and fluffed all his hair up in disgust when I was cutting one of the flower bells off. Funny critter - sorry little buddy! I left one for him - felt too mean. Found two ripe passionfruits and a small ripe pawpaw.



The Blue Java and Dwarf Ducasse bananas haven't flowered yet - they are in harsher spots. Down the side with washing… Continue

Added by Scarlett on July 26, 2008 at 23:00 — 3 Comments

Tips for using the features on this site

It's taken me a while to work out how to do some things on this site:

Keeping informed

* At top right under your name is 'Settings'. If you go into the 'Email' section you can tick which activity you want to be emailed about. So then you'll get an email with a link when something happens - eg someone replies to your discussion post. Also on 'My Page' (one of the tabs in the red menu bar at the top) there is a link to all your discussions etc..

Keeping… Continue

Added by Scarlett on July 23, 2008 at 21:30 — No Comments

Why have a Brisbane Local Food network....

Jumping off point

* find out who is doing what around the place

* make pathways to getting to know people and getting involved

Social networking is the new black (no, that's compost)

Apparently 60% of web traffic is now on social networking sites (there must be a reason...)

Why social networking sites are easier than email

* you can connect in a very informal day-to-day sort of way

* you can email people without needing their contact… Continue

Added by Scarlett on July 23, 2008 at 20:06 — No Comments

Hoticulture and agriculture, history, ideas and info

Ok this blog will hopefully deliver info and tips on the wide range of possibilities and resources for gardening, agricultural endeavours and growing together.

I’m going to start with a bit of historical background and will try not to get to bogged down in detail, please forgive any grammatical or spelling errors as I have a history based in dealing with dyslexia, but I also have an almost photographic memory for things I am passionate about.



Agriculture well over 100 years ago… Continue

Added by Anthony Foo on May 21, 2008 at 1:00 — 4 Comments

We are now live to air

Hi all



Well take up is pretty good and the feedback is positive - so I reckon we release this thing into the ether and see what happens. Why wait?



So I've changed the network's privacy settings to public - anyone can now see the content on this website, and anyone can now join. Invite away - there is a link you can send to people to make it easy.



I've made more people administrators - let's go for the wikipedia self managing model I reckon. Am available for any… Continue

Added by Scarlett on May 13, 2008 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

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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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