Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Thankyou to all of the people who have offered to take on the stewardship of Brisbane Local Food now that I am stepping down. 

It's great that people want the site to continue, and that lots of people are willing to put the effort in to make it so.

I have decided to give BLF to the folks whose offer most closely approximates the original ethos, intentions and mechanics of the existing site. I figure this will give BLF its best chance at continued survival, and is the most likely to keep existing members happy.

So thankyou to Farina Murray ( with help from her husband Julian, who is in IT ) for taking on this job. 

Hopefully, whatever they make of it will continue to help people to access and grow local food and help our communities and our planet by doing so.

Many of you have offered to help as administrators - I leave that to Farina.

I won't leave the site entirely, but I won't be around much either. After all, I do live in country Victoria now - and I don't have a glasshouse! These days I'm wanting info on hazelnuts, not pecans ;)

I am very grateful that we don't have to close this site down just because I am leaving, for the sake of everyone :)

All the best to you all, and please make Farina and Julian welcome.


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Congratulations Farina. Long Live BLF!

Great News, and no doubt you'll be starting something similar down there in Victoria - lucky people! :-)

That's a great relief. 

Thank-you Scarlett for setting up and running such a welcoming site. Enjoy the journey Farina and Julian and a big thank-you for taking it on.

Great news all round. Thanks for the brilliant job you have done orchestrating this lively hub Scarlett...and best wishes to the incoming administrators... Farina... and Julian!

Thank you, Scarlett. All the very best to you.  And thank you, Farina and Julian.

Thanks Scarlett, this site has been very helpful to me and I wish you all the best in your journeys, and thanks to Farina and Julian for taking it on. Long may this be a helpful site to all who want to grow their own!

Wonderful news :)

Congratulations to Farina and Julian and I hope we still see you around from time to time Scarlett. Don't completely abandon your baby.

Thank you, Scarlett, for all your hard work and dedication. Good luck in Victoria. Welcome Farina and Julien.

Thanks Scarlett, more considerable hard work on your part to ensure BLF survives, most appreciated by all who read your notices. 

And hi to Farina and Julian!

All the best,


Thank you, Scarlett, for all you've done.  Without BLF I wouldn't have found out about Logan Food Gardeners or the Rochedale Community Garden, both very important to me.  Nor would I have met some wonderful gardeners in other areas and learned so much along the way.

Thank you, too, Farina and Julian for keeping the fellowship alive.

All the best to you & yours Scarlett....


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