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 in 2008 to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. BLF is now 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

Andrew Cumberland posted a video

Corn and garden update

First crop of corn for the year and some other garden updates.
31 seconds ago
Ron Hyde commented on Ross Carter's blog post Lemon Tree Leaves
" Could be the case Jeff, if Ross is concerned about the chlorine affecting the trace elements,…"
8 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Eggs this week so far

"Doing well over here as well mate. "
20 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland favorited Doug Hanning's photo
20 hours ago
Doug Hanning posted a photo

Eggs this week so far

Quail seem unfazed by near 40 deg temps and keep putting out 23-25 eggs a day from 27 hens. Ducks…
22 hours ago
Jeff Kiehne commented on Ross Carter's blog post Lemon Tree Leaves
"Brass Siphon Mixer may be worth looking at to spray the tree with trace elements  but can not…"
23 hours ago
Ron Hyde replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion You brought this on yourselves! in the group BLF Futures
"Very deep felt words Dave"
Andrew Cumberland commented on Ross Carter's blog post Lemon Tree Leaves
"Could also be iron, but the Trace Elements will fix it.  Like Ron says, you need to do it as a…"
Andrew Cumberland replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion You brought this on yourselves! in the group BLF Futures
"Well said mate. I agree "
Andrew Cumberland replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion You brought this on yourselves! in the group BLF Futures
"LOL.  Well done mate. If it starts to to snow, send it my way for gawd's sake. "
Ross Carter commented on Ross Carter's blog post Lemon Tree Leaves
"Thanks Ron"
Dave Riley replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion You brought this on yourselves! in the group BLF Futures
"Quiet? I'm not quiet. I'm vociferous....and I'll tell you why. While I may be a…"

Blog Posts

Lemon Tree Leaves

Posted by Ross Carter on December 2, 2020 at 8:54 5 Comments

Hi there,

The leaves on my lemon tree are looking a bit strange, is it some sort of vitamin deficiency, I don't think it's a grub.…


First Post as a New Member

Posted by Ron Hyde on November 27, 2020 at 8:34 3 Comments

Hi Everyone

Just joined, looks a great site to be involved in, hope I can contribute some worth while…


To cure or not to cure - Sweet potatoes, that is.

Posted by Barbara Tealby on November 22, 2020 at 20:35 8 Comments

I've just harvested my pot of sweet potatoes. (YAY) I notice that authors from America seem to advocate curing the tubers for some weeks at specific temperature and humidity (a lot of fuss, it seems to me), yet Aussie authors pay little attention…


Getting into quails

Posted by Barbara Tealby on November 11, 2020 at 8:03 12 Comments

Having dipped my toes in the quail waters (thanks, Andy) - I am considering going a bit further and getting an incubator to hatch a few replacements for my old girls. Does anyone have any hints about the best small incubator to get, and where to get… Continue

November 2020

Posted by Susan on November 9, 2020 at 19:56 10 Comments

Hi all, 

Well, the season has been kind.  Obligatory harvest shot from 2 weeks ago.  Last of my brassicas other than Kale which is holding out fairly well.  …


My garden of earthly delights.

Posted by Dave Riley on November 6, 2020 at 0:00 6 Comments

My garden of earthly delights. I like to grow what I like to eat.

White chokoes. Better…


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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