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

Christa commented on Lissa's event 'WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY'
"Aww, I thought that was a photo of you with the floral garland. My mistake."
8 hours ago
Christa replied to Dave Riley's discussion SYNTROPIC AGRICULTURE
"Ernst Gotsch seems to like using Eucalyptus globulus trees as a starter tree which he plants with…"
8 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe favorited Dave Riley's photo
8 hours ago
Dave Riley posted a photo

Vetiver Hedgerows Layout

Not to scale but representative.This is mainly for my ongoing usage.However, the layout is working…
11 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe commented on Lissa's event 'WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY'
"Busy tending our gardens on this public holiday ;-)"
12 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland commented on Lissa's event 'WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY'
"Hey ladies!  I'm there for ya girls!!!  Hey... um.. ladies... where did everyone…"
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion SYNTROPIC AGRICULTURE
"That's the key question. I think the main take away is that cutting back and using the…"
Elaine de Saxe commented on Lissa's event 'WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY'
"Tend our indoor plants, indoors ;-)"
Christa replied to Dave Riley's discussion SYNTROPIC AGRICULTURE
"Great info Dave, I still have a lot or reading to do but i think I can understand this system of…"
Lissa commented on Lissa's event 'WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY'
"Haven't said I would do anything yet Elaine. Much more tricky in a public nursery than in my…"
Elaine de Saxe favorited Dave Riley's discussion SYNTROPIC AGRICULTURE
Elaine de Saxe commented on Lissa's event 'WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY'
"You are gamer than I am Lissa ;-) This time of year it's not such a sunburn hazard as it might…"


Blog Posts

The Climbers & Ladders Gallery

Posted by Dave Riley on April 18, 2019 at 10:00 3 Comments

A feature I love about my outback is the system of aerials and ladders that support climbers of any type I plant.

In true polycultural bent I can run a climber UP almost anywhere and mix it with other plants at…


Colourful pasta

Posted by Janet Fong on April 15, 2019 at 13:49 1 Comment

All natural colouring and very yummy!

The colours were cold pressed from vegetables.…


Dragonfruit art

Posted by Janet Fong on April 15, 2019 at 13:43 8 Comments

A red fleshed dragonfruit and a white one, a cookie cutter and someone(me) with too much free time.…


April and it finally feels like Autumn.

Posted by Susan on April 13, 2019 at 21:08 2 Comments

Hi Lovely People, 

I am so loving this cooler weather and holidays have combined with just a wonderful time to be out and about in the garden. I have been working hard in the garden getting many jobs done.  The back grass area is…


You Gotta Start Somewhere: The Kitchen Garden has changed a lot in 9 years

Posted by Dave Riley on April 12, 2019 at 3:30 1 Comment

I just discovered some photoes of my 'garden' 9 years ago. That is,when it did not exist. Now,…


Support Brisbane Local Food

Please support our Brisbane Local Food community.  Donations can be made directly to Andy's paypal account.  These are in Australian dollars.  Donations of $5 and above will be gratefully received and used only to pay for BLF web-hosting.  A donation of $25 will pay to host the site for a calendar month!

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