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 – Yilgarn Seeds: Organic heirloom vegetable and herbs

Plants – Permaculture Nursery: Locally grown for Geraldton and our Midwest

Learn – Drylands Permaculture: Sustainability by Design

Contribute – Drylands Foundation: Sustainability through social enterprise

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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One of our 'WOW' shrubs last year was the beautiful Green Hummingbird Shrub from the Carnarvon and Exmouth red sand dunes. Some of you missed out and there were lots of requests so I've grown more this year! Tubestock is now hardened up and available $6.60ea.

These fast growing bird flowers emerge May-September; love free draining soil, and will only require watering twice a week until the winter rains. They handle lots of sun, some wind and grow 2.5m x 2m.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
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April 21st, 8:00 pm

One of our WOW shrubs last year was the beautiful Green Hummingbird Shrub from the Carnarvon and Exmouth red sand dunes. Some of you missed out and there were lots of requests so Ive grown more this year! Tubestock is now hardened up and available $6.60ea. These fast growing bird flowers emerge May-September; love free draining soil, and will only require watering twice a week until the winter rains. They handle lots of sun, some wind and grow 2.5m x 2m. Drylands Permaculture Farm Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628 Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom

Lots of our tubestock is ready for winter plantings.. Time for a visit to the nursery.. We grow local plants to suit local gardens.. making gardening easy!Do you remember our sleepy Senna plant "Senna artemesioides" from a couple months ago. Well, they are hardened up and ready for planting in your garden! (tubestock $4.40 ea)
These legumes love full sun and will cope with part shade; grow to about 1-2m tall and 1m wide; can handle being pruned to shape and love living in semi-arid areas like Geraldton. Once these plants are established they will live on their own without irrigation and they produce their own nitrogen so you don't even need to fertilise them!

Would look great in gardens with free-draining soils. Perfect for suburbs: Waggrakine, Park Falls, Moresby, Wonthella, Wooree, Beresford, Glenfield, Deepdale, Moonyoonka, Strathalbyn and Spalding.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
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April 21st, 6:54 am

Lots of our tubestock is ready for winter plantings.. Time for a visit to the nursery.. We grow local plants to suit local gardens.. making gardening easy!

Do you remember our sleepy Senna plant "Senna artemesioides" from a couple months ago. Well, they are hardened up and ready for planting in your garden! (tubestock $4.40 ea)
These legumes love full sun and will cope with part shade; grow to about 1-2m tall and 1m wide; can handle being pruned to shape and love living in semi-arid areas like Geraldton. Once these plants are established they will live on their own without irrigation and they produce their own nitrogen so you don't even need to fertilise them!

Would look great in gardens with free-draining soils. Perfect for suburbs: Waggrakine, Park Falls, Moresby, Wonthella, Wooree, Beresford, Glenfield, Deepdale, Moonyoonka, Strathalbyn and Spalding.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
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April 20th, 8:18 pm

Do you remember our sleepy Senna plant Senna artemesioides from a couple months ago. Well, they are hardened up and ready for planting in your garden! (tubestock $4.40 ea) These legumes love full sun and will cope with part shade; grow to about 1-2m tall and 1m wide; can handle being pruned to shape and love living in semi-arid areas like Geraldton. Once these plants are established they will live on their own without irrigation and they produce their own nitrogen so you dont even need to fertilise them! Would look great in gardens with free-draining soils. Perfect for suburbs: Waggrakine, Park Falls, Moresby, Wonthella, Wooree, Beresford, Glenfield, Deepdale, Moonyoonka, Strathalbyn and Spalding. Drylands Permaculture Farm Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628 Local Plants, Local People, Local WisdomImage attachment

 

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Had one here for the last 12 years. They may perform differently on different soil types.

Do chooks and ducks eat it

Love these -one of my favourite plants in my dry garden so tough ! Never gets watered - and puts on a lovely show - will be in soon to stock up

Are they short lived tree?

Rolf Hornum

Sylvia Purslow

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Ever looked at the Rose Mallee and thought 'I would love one of those in my garden!'

We have Eucalyptus rhodantha or the Rose Mallee seedlings available now. The Rose Mallee can grow to 4 metres tall and has beautiful silver leaves that compliment the large red/pink flowers in winter to spring. Be quick as we only grow a few trees each year! Tubestock $6.60ea.

These will grow really well in these suburbs: Moresby, Waggrakine, Park Falls and White Peak because they love free-draining neutral pH sands.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
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April 13th, 8:00 pm

Ever looked at the Rose Mallee and thought I would love one of those in my garden! We have Eucalyptus rhodantha or the Rose Mallee seedlings available now. The Rose Mallee can grow to 4 metres tall and has beautiful silver leaves that compliment the large red/pink flowers in winter to spring. Be quick as we only grow a few trees each year! Tubestock $6.60ea. These will grow really well in these suburbs: Moresby, Waggrakine, Park Falls and White Peak because they love free-draining neutral pH sands. Drylands Permaculture Farm Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628 Local Plants, Local People, Local WisdomImage attachment

 

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Kym Hagger... you fancy taking a drive out there and grabbing me couple when your back in town? 😳😘

Yes we have one in Parkfalls

Jen Wride

Tips for garlic planting around Geraldton

Drylands Permaculture Nursery
It's the start of winter (well, autumn really?!) here in Geraldton and we have just spent the past two days planting this years garlic crop. Thank you Aidan for preparing all the holes.
Interested in growing garlic but don't know how?
Growing garlic is easy...simply watch the video below for a couple handy tips.
Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
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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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