Working with Nature in our Drylands

Welcome to Our Farm

Welcome to Our Farm

Working with Nature in our Drylands

Located in Geraldton, Western Australia we demonstrate dryland Permaculture and environmental conservation. We operate as a not-for-profit – The Drylands Foundation.

Seeds

Non-GMO, Organic vegetable and herb heirloom seeds

Plants

Locally grown for Geraldton and our Midwest

Garden Honey

Chemical Free, Hand Harvested Honey

Learn

Permaculture: Sustainability by Design

Contribute

Participate and make a Difference to our Drylands

About Us

Located in Geraldton, in the Midwest of Western Australia we demonstrate the practical application of Permaculture and environmental conservation. We operate as a not-for-profit environmental organisation – The Drylands Foundation.

Our enterprises that fund our work in conservation and sustainability include:

Drylands Permaculture Nursery

Local native and multi-use plants for Geraldton and the Midwest Western Australia
‘locally owned, locally grown’

Garden Honey

Harvested by hand from our Bees that forage from our Permaculture Gardens and Native Tree Crops
‘Chemical Free, Hand Harvested Honey’

Yilgarn Seeds

Non-GMO, Open pollinated vegetable and herb heirloom seeds; and endemic native seeds
‘Protecting regional biodiversity and food security’

We offer environmental education and sustainability training as Permaculture practitioners, and are hosts for ‘Willing Workers On Organic Farms’ (WWOOF) and HelpX.

Tours of our farm and volunteering opportunities are available for individuals and organisations interested in learning more about Permaculture and sustainability in drylands environments.

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Now you can grow heirloom veges acclimatised to the Geraldton region. Organically grown, they are fresh, full of life and end up healthy and delicious.Vegetables and seed saving.
In 1991, I met Jude and Michel Fanton in Byron Bay during a Permaculture Design Certificate course. They started up the Australian Seedsavers Network. This is where I learned about the dramatic loss of old vegetable and herb varieties in Australia. I visited and volunteered in their gardens and was amazed to discover a incredible diversity of different colour, shaped and incredibly tasty heirloom varieties. I learned about how plants can be acclimatised to local conditions and how important it is to grow these varieties for successful crops. Shortly after this time, I realised that we didn't have any such resource in the Midwest. I decided to collect, trial and acclimatise varieties for the Geraldton midwest Australia region. Twenty seven years later we have a seed bank which we now make available to the public through Yilgarn Seeds.https://drylands.org.au/seeds/
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August 10th, 7:34 am

Vegetables and seed saving.
In 1991, I met Jude and Michel Fanton in Byron Bay during a Permaculture Design Certificate course. They started up the Australian Seedsavers Network. This is where I learned about the dramatic loss of old vegetable and herb varieties in Australia. I visited and volunteered in their gardens and was amazed to discover a incredible diversity of different colour, shaped and incredibly tasty heirloom varieties. I learned about how plants can be acclimatised to local conditions and how important it is to grow these varieties for successful crops. Shortly after this time, I realised that we didn't have any such resource in the Midwest. I decided to collect, trial and acclimatise varieties for the Geraldton midwest Australia region. Twenty seven years later we have a seed bank which we now make available to the public through Yilgarn Seeds.https://drylands.org.au/seeds/
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August 9th, 7:30 pm

 

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Are they only available on line?

Thank you on job well done 🌱💚

Danica Heydenrych

Jaimee Skrutvold

Wildflowers are coming out and here are a few to watch out for. The wonderful Mulla Mullas. We have grown the Tall Mulla Mulla this year. It is available in tubestock.

We are open Thurs to Mon. 10.00am - 5.00pm
333 David Road,
Drylands Permaculture Farm
Waggrakine, ph: 0899381628
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom
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August 3rd, 7:24 pm

 

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Have u got any banksia seedlings 🌱

Great little nursery Great advice Great prices

LOVE mulla mulla’s

Zaiemah Doley

Our Story:
After transforming our own property from a wind blown sand bowl to a dryland oasis we gained substantial knowledge of what grows well in the area. Since 1989 we've been able to offer the midwest community local natives and multi-use plants suited to our region.

We propagate all our own stock from seeds and/or cuttings. For many years we were mainly wholesale growers for farmers and revegetation projects but we now extend our plant selection and expertise to the public. We are a not for profit environmental organisation who care about people getting the right information and access to local plants that grow well.

Whether you live by the ocean, or inland, we have plants suitable for your home garden, hobby farm or rural property. Come and visit our special place, we will be more than happy to share and help you out with any queries or advice.

Visit our website drylands.org.au/plants for more information, including our latest catalogue.

We are open Thursday to Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine.
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.
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July 27th, 8:32 am

Our Story:
After transforming our own property from a wind blown sand bowl to a dryland oasis we gained substantial knowledge of what grows well in the area. Since 1989 we've been able to offer the midwest community local natives and multi-use plants suited to our region.

We propagate all our own stock from seeds and/or cuttings. For many years we were mainly wholesale growers for farmers and revegetation projects but we now extend our plant selection and expertise to the public. We are a not for profit environmental organisation who care about people getting the right information and access to local plants that grow well.

Whether you live by the ocean, or inland, we have plants suitable for your home garden, hobby farm or rural property. Come and visit our special place, we will be more than happy to share and help you out with any queries or advice.

Visit our website drylands.org.au/plants for more information, including our latest catalogue.

We are open Thursday to Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine.
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.
... See MoreSee Less

July 26th, 7:38 pm

Our Story: After transforming our own property from a wind blown sand bowl to a dryland oasis we gained substantial knowledge of what grows well in the area. Since 1989 weve been able to offer the midwest community local natives and multi-use plants suited to our region. We propagate all our own stock from seeds and/or cuttings. For many years we were mainly wholesale growers for farmers and revegetation projects but we now extend our plant selection and expertise to the public. We are a not for profit environmental organisation who care about people getting the right information and access to local plants that grow well. Whether you live by the ocean, or inland, we have plants suitable for your home garden, hobby farm or rural property. Come and visit our special place, we will be more than happy to share and help you out with any queries or advice. Visit our website drylands.org.au/plants for more information, including our latest catalogue. We are open Thursday to Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm. 333 David Road, Waggrakine. Local people, local plants, local wisdom.

 

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Nicole Hutch we should check this place out !

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Contact Details

Drylands Foundation
333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine
Geraldton,Western Australia 6530

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Email. info@drylands.org.au

Seasonal Opening Times

April-October: Thursday to Monday
November-March: Friday to Sunday

10am to 5pm. Closed Public Holidays.

Drylands Foundation

Drylands Permaculture Farm
333 David Rd (North)
Waggrakine, Geraldton
Western Australia

Drylands Foundation

The Drylands Permaculture Farm, is managed by the Drylands Foundation, a not-for-profit environmental organisation.

The Foundation utilises the Farm, to promote and demonstrate environmental sustainability and conservation through social enterprise.

Photo: Flamefruit Cactus © J. Firth 2006

333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530

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