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. 

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

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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.

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Latest Activity

Andrew Cumberland posted a photo

Bevy of beans.

The old Madagascar is a great little producer.
8 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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On holidays taking farm with me.

"What a haul.  Enjoy your time away mate.  "
8 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland favorited Doug Hanning's photo
8 hours ago
Christa replied to Christa's discussion HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE ANY NEW PLANTS FOR SPRING.
"That will be great, if he has spares, I will pay for them when possible. Thanks."
yesterday
Christa commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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On holidays taking farm with me.

"Looks like a healthy happy holiday coming up for both of you. Enjoy!"
yesterday
Profile IconVivienne Hallman, Andrew Cumberland and Roger Clark are attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY at Camira

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS PARTY - GVThe address will be sent…See More
yesterday
Doug Hanning posted a photo

On holidays taking farm with me.

Have citrus,loquats,starfruit, black sapote,mulberries, monkey nanas, frozen longans, herbs, toms,…
yesterday
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY'
"Rozie and I are in for sure. "
yesterday
Doug Hanning replied to Christa's discussion HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE ANY NEW PLANTS FOR SPRING.
"Christa I am picking up some lucuma and a green sapote on Sunday week if he has any others I will…"
yesterday
An event by Dianne Caswell was featured
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GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY at address will be sent out prior to event

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS PARTY - GVThe address will be sent…See More
yesterday
Christa commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY'
"There will be 2 of us attending, as I need my driver and chief gardener at the moment.  Really…"
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Dianne Caswell posted an event
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GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY at address will be sent out prior to event

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS PARTY - GVThe address will be sent…See More
yesterday

Blog Posts

Potato harvest: part 1

Posted by Lily on September 13, 2020 at 21:16 2 Comments

September and I'm #cottagecore

Posted by Susan on September 5, 2020 at 18:58 8 Comments

Hi All,

What a glorious start to spring - my garden is producing lots and is very beautiful at the moment.  My daughter had friends over 2 weeks ago and while my children never really appreciate my garden, her friends loved it. …

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The Kitchen Garden Comestibles

Posted by Dave Riley on September 5, 2020 at 16:00 7 Comments

Today is a great day in the Kitchen Garden.'Tis also the first day of the rest of its life.It being at peace with the world.…

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Grafted Dwarf Avocado trees

Posted by Ross Carter on September 1, 2020 at 16:58 2 Comments

I have 2 grafted avo trees in large pots, there is shoots sprouting below  where they were grafted, do I pull those shoots off or just leave them alone, I vaguely remember the bloke at the nursery saying to pull them off to stop them from growing…

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Quail tower

Posted by Doug Hanning on August 30, 2020 at 11:34 0 Comments

Finished new cage and has 98 birds in it. They look happy snuggling into the bedding and sandbathing.

Spent the morning fine tuning the feeders.…

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Tiny farm tales... August 2020

Posted by Andrew Cumberland on August 29, 2020 at 21:00 4 Comments

Little pots, be gone!  Inspired by Doug’s huge grow bags, I bought ten x 100l bags.  They are very good quality and at around $12 a piece, you can’t go wrong.  I got them here and I think Doug uses the same supplier:  …

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GrowVetiver

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.


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