Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

A network for those who grow, buy, make, sell and share local food. Because these things are improbably, yet reverberatingly important.

Joining Up

Did you know that even if you don't join, you have access to all our information?!  You only need to join if you want to make comments, add pictures or contribute to the action. 

However, everyone is welcome - beginners, dabblers, experts or the plain curious!

New members are approved by the site administrators. 

Please take joining seriously. We will not invade your privacy, but we need to ensure you are not a scammer. 


 You will normally be approved (or not) in 48 hours max.

Click here to contact site Administrator Andy

Site tips:

1. Join the Garden Visits "group" so you can be inspired by other members' gardens. Check the CALENDAR for dates and suburbs.

2. You can search the whole site for content by using the search window on the far right (near your site name). Don't forget to add "tags" to your photos and blogs to aid searching.

3. How to search for content in photos

4.  Search BLF directly via Google (thanks Dave!)

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. Ten 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.  Feel free to support us by clicking on the Donation tab at the top of the page. 

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.



Latest Activity

San favorited Doug Hanning's photo
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Dianne Caswell replied to Christa's discussion Simple Nasturtiums
"Love them, especially the Yellow ones. Thanks for sharing this with us again. Also there is a…"
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GARDEN VISIT - Doug's - Garden Visit - 26 -04-2020 at Address will be sent closer event

April 26, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
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GARDEN VISIT - Dianne and Graham's - Garden Visit - 29 -03-2020 at Address will be sent closer event

March 29, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
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Dianne Caswell favorited Christa's discussion Simple Nasturtiums
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Lauren Bayliss
"Good Evening Lauren, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). I am sure you will find many articles…"
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Andrew Cumberland favorited Christa's discussion Simple Nasturtiums
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Andrew Cumberland left a comment for Lauren Bayliss
"Welcome to the site Lauren.  "
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Lauren Bayliss is now a member of Brisbane Local Food
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Christa posted a discussion

Simple Nasturtiums

These are some notes from way back in July 2011,  I thought I might bring them back to the…See More
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Christa commented on Doug Hanning's photo


"Doug, I have a Longan kohala tree, it is about 6 or 7 years old and it is in a bin.  We must…"
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Sophie replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing Carrots in Tubes
"thank you - much appreciated and don't worry about tech hassles... all good"
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Blog Posts

Quail have arrived

Posted by Doug Hanning on February 13, 2020 at 11:28 5 Comments

  1. Had 60 two week old quail turn up today to join the chooks and ducks in the new vermin proof pen. …

Am I a Lazy or a smart gardener?

Posted by Dave Riley on February 12, 2020 at 5:00 3 Comments

My wife was talking to one of the ladies that come here…


How things can change in a few years

Posted by Doug Hanning on February 11, 2020 at 17:12 19 Comments

Made it to my first GV on the weekend, thanks all for being so welcoming.

Two and a half years ago I joined BLF and I was just looking back at some old pictures, wow how things have changed.  Last year till now I picked phalsa,…


The Rain - What is everyone planting now.

Posted by Dianne Caswell on February 11, 2020 at 9:30 0 Comments

Hasn't this rain been wonderful. It has made a tremendous difference to our place. Where all the Grass had died we now have Green & everything else has come back from being drought stressed. My Figs are so happy we even have babies on one…


Wanted Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast - For GV's

Posted by Dianne Caswell on February 10, 2020 at 13:50 3 Comments

Would there be any of our members who are Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast (with good sound knowledge) - Available for talks at our Garden Visits.

If not a member with knowledge perhaps you know someone who does or…


Jerusalem artichokes

Posted by Vivienne Hallman on February 2, 2020 at 12:08 5 Comments

 Hi everyone,

I am wondering if anyone knows where I may be able to get some Jerusalem artichoke tubers to plant.  They are a great vegetable but I have not found any around.

Thank you



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