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

Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post The common ground are the greens.
"Since members of my family are into the FODMAP diet -- you will note that the stock recipe…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Andrew Cumberland's video
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Dianne Caswell commented on Andrew Cumberland's video

Stingless bees - what could go wrong?

"Love It, I now have a Native Bees Hive in my hair, Thanks for doing my splits Andy,,,,"
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Andrew Cumberland posted a video

Stingless bees - what could go wrong?

A bit of a light hearted "behind the scenes" look at a couple of hive splits that I did for some friends. Please note: this is not a "how to video."
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post The common ground are the greens.
"As an aside: I find keeping up a supply of stocks for soups always difficult*. But if you…"
Dave Riley posted photos
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Claire Tofler
"Good Evening Claire, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Here at the top of the page, you will…"
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post The common ground are the greens.
"Kelp tastes like the sea, Crista. Seaweeds are algae that masquerade as soaked leaf…"
Christa commented on Dave Riley's blog post The common ground are the greens.
"What does kelp taste like, Dave?  "
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"Welcome to the site Claire. "


Blog Posts

The common ground are the greens.

Posted by Dave Riley on February 16, 2019 at 21:30 9 Comments

I've always viewed my garden as a Kitchen Garden where what I grow is determined by what I eat. That perspective…


Worm food

Posted by Russell James on February 4, 2019 at 13:47 7 Comments

The dry continues to make returns on the garden produce harder and harder ..... it has teased us a couple of times with clouds and the lightest of sprinkle but not even to wet a table napkin.…


School garden

Posted by Valerie on February 4, 2019 at 13:00 3 Comments

Well, it has been a hot and dry summer. The garden beds were really dry but quite a few things survived. Luckily for us, the rain arrived right on cue. A little drizzle here,…


Seed Saving

Posted by Russell James on January 30, 2019 at 8:59 0 Comments

I have heard we are going to get rain in February :-)  so I decided to throw in a few bean seeds I saved from the last crop in the garden.

I can't find the discussion I…


Beginners grower.

Posted by Helen Smith on January 26, 2019 at 13:08 5 Comments

I emigrated to Brisbane a year ago and I have a small  shady area. 

Love to grow delicious berries. Can anyone advice me please. 



On the Homefront

Posted by Dave Riley on January 23, 2019 at 22:30 3 Comments

I finally got around to prepping the school garden for the return of the children next week. It survived the…


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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