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Permaculture Seed and Food Gardens

Organically Grown Seed and Food Gardens

Local Native and Permaculture Plants

Large range of sun and wind hardened plants grown for our Midwest region

Working with Nature in our Drylands

About Us

Located in the Geraldton, Midwest region Western Australia we demonstrate dryland Permaculture and environmental conservation.

We are a registered not-for-profit and operate as a social enterprise – The Drylands Foundation.

On farm enterprises that fund our work in sustainability and regeneration include:

Seeds

Organic heirloom vegetable & herb seeds

Plants

Locally grown for Geraldton and our Midwest

Garden Honey

Chemical Free, Hand Harvested Honey

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

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Permaculture: Sustainability by Design

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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’

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We are open Sunday 9.00am- 3.00pm
We still have 3l white bag stock (mostly natives) plus fruiting plants ie Passionfruit varieties, African Marula, Mango, Custard Apples, Pineapples and Moringa, Vanilla orchids and a selection of Sweet potato varieties.For those of you who are looking for LOCAL NATIVE TUBESTOCK, these species will be ready this Sunday. Prices vary from $4.40- $8.80 per forest tube.They will be available on a 1st in 1st served basis. No holds sorry.TUBESTOCK TREES:
Eucalyptus camaldulensis var. arida - Red RIver Gums x 60
Eucalyptus sp. Greenhead - Greenhead Mallee x 9
Eucalyptus synandra - Jingymia Mallee x 9
Eucalyptus victrix - Snow Queen Coolibah x 9
Melaleuca rhaphiophylla - Paperbark x 4TUBESTOCK TALL SHRUBS:
Melaleuca nesophylla - Western Honey Myrtle x 4TUBESTOCK MEDIUM - SMALL SHRUBS:
Acacia denticulosa - Sand paper Wattle x 10
Acacia lasiocarpa - Limesand Wattle x 18
Acacia leptospermoides - Robyn’s dwarf Acacia x 10
Eremophila maculata var. brevifolia “Thundelarra” x 9TUBESTOCK LOW SHRUBS & GROUNDCOVERS/GRASSES:
Leptosema aphylla - Ribbon bush x 12
Eremophila glabra “Dowerin Green” x 24
Panicum decompositum - Native Millet x 28TUBESTOCK CLIMBERS:
Marsdenia australis - Native Bush Banana or Pear x 15When you arrive, park by the big blue mail box and walk in. Please shut the gates as you enter as we have farm animals inside.333 David Road, Waggrakine
Mb:0458381628 Johnny.

We are open Sunday 9.00am- 3.00pm
We still have 3l white bag stock (mostly natives) plus fruiting plants ie Passionfruit varieties, African Marula, Mango, Custard Apples, Pineapples and Moringa, Vanilla orchids and a selection of Sweet potato varieties.

For those of you who are looking for LOCAL NATIVE TUBESTOCK, these species will be ready this Sunday. Prices vary from $4.40- $8.80 per forest tube.

They will be available on a 1st in 1st served basis. No holds sorry.

TUBESTOCK TREES:
Eucalyptus camaldulensis var. arida - Red RIver Gums x 60
Eucalyptus sp. Greenhead - Greenhead Mallee x 9
Eucalyptus synandra - Jingymia Mallee x 9
Eucalyptus victrix - Snow Queen Coolibah x 9
Melaleuca rhaphiophylla - Paperbark x 4

TUBESTOCK TALL SHRUBS:
Melaleuca nesophylla - Western Honey Myrtle x 4

TUBESTOCK MEDIUM - SMALL SHRUBS:
Acacia denticulosa - Sand paper Wattle x 10
Acacia lasiocarpa - Limesand Wattle x 18
Acacia leptospermoides - Robyn’s dwarf Acacia x 10
Eremophila maculata var. brevifolia “Thundelarra” x 9

TUBESTOCK LOW SHRUBS & GROUNDCOVERS/GRASSES:
Leptosema aphylla - Ribbon bush x 12
Eremophila glabra “Dowerin Green” x 24
Panicum decompositum - Native Millet x 28

TUBESTOCK CLIMBERS:
Marsdenia australis - Native Bush Banana or Pear x 15

When you arrive, park by the big blue mail box and walk in. Please shut the gates as you enter as we have farm animals inside.

333 David Road, Waggrakine
Mb:0458381628 Johnny.
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May 18th, 3:15 pm

8 CommentsComment on Facebook

Hi.Just wondering if you happen to have these at all?

How much for a African Marula? At the moment can't make it into the nursery this Sunday

Size and price of the custard apples please?

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Hi Folks
We are open again Sunday 9.00am -3pm
Apart from garden native shrubs and ground covers I am bringing out more tubestock.
Tubestock this week is mainly local Red river Gums, Green head Mallees and a few Leucoxylon rosea. We also have tubestock shrubs including Eremophila, Melaleuca, Leptosema and Native Pears (Marsdenia) and Native MIllet (Panicum).Marula Trees, Passionfruit,  Custard Apples, Pineapples and a variety of sweet potatoes are still available.Enjoy the nighttime photos.See you tomorrow.
When you arrive, park by the big blue mail box and walk in. Please shut the gates as you enter as we have farm animals inside.333 David Road, Waggrakine
Mb:0458381628 Johnny.

Hi Folks
We are open again Sunday 9.00am -3pm
Apart from garden native shrubs and ground covers I am bringing out more tubestock.
Tubestock this week is mainly local Red river Gums, Green head Mallees and a few Leucoxylon rosea. We also have tubestock shrubs including Eremophila, Melaleuca, Leptosema and Native Pears (Marsdenia) and Native MIllet (Panicum).

Marula Trees, Passionfruit, Custard Apples, Pineapples and a variety of sweet potatoes are still available.

Enjoy the nighttime photos.

See you tomorrow.
When you arrive, park by the big blue mail box and walk in. Please shut the gates as you enter as we have farm animals inside.

333 David Road, Waggrakine
Mb:0458381628 Johnny.
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May 11th, 8:34 pm

4 CommentsComment on Facebook

Hi all, what Melaleuca is available? Need to start a tall hedge over 2m in height.

How much are your tube stock (river gums) please?

Gregory Kathyleen this is not far from you

Fabulous opening day last week. The flood gates opened and lots of plants were rehomed.
We are open again this Sunday 9.00-3.00pm. We have more tubestock available this week. We mainly grew tubestock to order this year so after tomorrow there will only be a small amount available after our orders are collected.There is still lots of white bag stock left. Mainly showy local native garden species.We have African Marula trees both grafted and non grafted. Grafted Plants are $99. They are costly due to the difficulty and time to produce them. You need 2 trees to fruit.  We also have non grafted stock available for $33 each. (which means you don’t know if they are male or female yet). I can speak highly enough on these fire retardant, drought tolerant, fruit producing shade trees. Check one of our last posts on our facebook page.Our Norfolk Island Pines are still available, bigger,and looking more stunning and stateful then ever.You can also feast on our selection of Sweet potato varieties: Kumara , Whyatt’s white and a purple fleshed variety, along with vanilla orchids, pandan, custard apples and passionfruit varieties.I’m looking forward to seeing tomorrow. Both Johnny and I will serving. Be quick if you want the selection of our range this year as we are selling out quickly this year.And Garlic was all sold last weekend sorry!333 DAVID ROAD, WAGGRAKINE
MB 0458 381628 JohnnyPark by the big Blue Mail box and walk in.
Please shut the gate after you walk in as we have farm animals inside who don’t know the road rules.Local People, Local Plants, Local wisdom.

Fabulous opening day last week. The flood gates opened and lots of plants were rehomed.
We are open again this Sunday 9.00-3.00pm. We have more tubestock available this week. We mainly grew tubestock to order this year so after tomorrow there will only be a small amount available after our orders are collected.

There is still lots of white bag stock left. Mainly showy local native garden species.

We have African Marula trees both grafted and non grafted. Grafted Plants are $99. They are costly due to the difficulty and time to produce them. You need 2 trees to fruit. We also have non grafted stock available for $33 each. (which means you don’t know if they are male or female yet). I can speak highly enough on these fire retardant, drought tolerant, fruit producing shade trees. Check one of our last posts on our facebook page.

Our Norfolk Island Pines are still available, bigger,and looking more stunning and stateful then ever.

You can also feast on our selection of Sweet potato varieties: Kumara , Whyatt’s white and a purple fleshed variety, along with vanilla orchids, pandan, custard apples and passionfruit varieties.

I’m looking forward to seeing tomorrow. Both Johnny and I will serving. Be quick if you want the selection of our range this year as we are selling out quickly this year.

And Garlic was all sold last weekend sorry!

333 DAVID ROAD, WAGGRAKINE
MB 0458 381628 Johnny

Park by the big Blue Mail box and walk in.
Please shut the gate after you walk in as we have farm animals inside who don’t know the road rules.

Local People, Local Plants, Local wisdom.
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May 4th, 5:21 pm

5 CommentsComment on Facebook

Sounds like it's going well. Keep up the good work, Julie. 🙂

What size and price for the custard apple please?

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We have just released our Organic Purple Hardneck Garlic cloves for planting. This happens once a year.
This is a great variety that we have been growing, acclimatising to the Geraldton winter season, and selecting for potency and size over the last the last 17 years.Garlic likes to grow in cool weather and takes around 5-6 months to mature. It needs constant moisture and fertile soils to do well.  I will be planting ours in a couple of weeks once I am happy the hot weather has gone.  I store the planting garlic in a paper bag in the fridge. This stops it drying out and is said to give you larger cloves.We have small bags of 25 cloves available for home gardeners. $10.00 per packet. Limit 2 per customer.Check out the fb videos on our page as to how we plant our garlic if you need help.Nursery open Sundays 9.00-3.00pm
Garlic will be available on a first in, first served basis.When you arrive, park by the big blue mailbox and walk in. Please close the gate behind you as we have farm animals inside.333 DAVID ROAD, WAGGRAKINE.
Mb: 0458381628 Johnny
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.

We have just released our Organic Purple Hardneck Garlic cloves for planting. This happens once a year.
This is a great variety that we have been growing, acclimatising to the Geraldton winter season, and selecting for potency and size over the last the last 17 years.

Garlic likes to grow in cool weather and takes around 5-6 months to mature. It needs constant moisture and fertile soils to do well. I will be planting ours in a couple of weeks once I am happy the hot weather has gone. I store the planting garlic in a paper bag in the fridge. This stops it drying out and is said to give you larger cloves.

We have small bags of 25 cloves available for home gardeners. $10.00 per packet. Limit 2 per customer.

Check out the fb videos on our page as to how we plant our garlic if you need help.

Nursery open Sundays 9.00-3.00pm
Garlic will be available on a first in, first served basis.

When you arrive, park by the big blue mailbox and walk in. Please close the gate behind you as we have farm animals inside.

333 DAVID ROAD, WAGGRAKINE.
Mb: 0458381628 Johnny
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.
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April 25th, 6:34 pm

15 CommentsComment on Facebook

Hello i’d love to have some posted plz 🙏 will message you

Are we able to get it posted ?

Can I have 1 bag please

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

Learn

Permaculture: Sustainability by Design
Learn more about Permaculture as a workshop participant, volunteer or WOOFer/HelpX work exchange member.

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Participate and make a Difference to our Drylands and communities as a volunteer, subscriber or supporter of our social enterprise.

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Contact Details

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

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Mob. 0458 38 1628
Email.

ABN: 60 163 754 943

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Please Call  0458 38 1628

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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

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