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Welcome to Our Farm

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

Welcome to our Farm.

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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October 13th, 7:37 am

Raw honey and garlic.

Honey honey honey... and Garlic
Today we have raw honey available from the nursery. Fresh out of the hives. As with the season, the girls have been a bit slow producing honey this year, but have rewarded us for the wait.
If you planted our garlic in May, it is well and truly time to pull it up. Best time was 1 week ago (as in photo). A late harvest means the tops wither making it hard to plait them for storage. If they are still being irrigated, it also means you may lose a layer of the outer sheath of the corm which may reduce their storage time.
As our summers quickly dry out garlic, we store some fresh for next season's planting (in a root cellar) and the rest we freeze. To freeze, we break up the corms into cloves and freeze them with their skin on.

Open Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm
333 David Road, Waggrakine
0428 381 628 Johnny.
Local people, Local plants, Local wisdom.
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October 13th, 7:20 am

Honey honey honey... and Garlic Today we have raw honey available from the nursery. Fresh out of the hives. As with the season, the girls have been a bit slow producing honey this year, but have rewarded us for the wait. If you planted our garlic in May, it is well and truly time to pull it up. Best time was 1 week ago (as in photo). A late harvest means the tops wither making it hard to plait them for storage. If they are still being irrigated, it also means you may lose a layer of the outer sheath of the corm which may reduce their storage time. As our summers quickly dry out garlic, we store some fresh for next seasons planting (in a root cellar) and the rest we freeze. To freeze, we break up the corms into cloves and freeze them with their skin on. Open Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm 333 David Road, Waggrakine 0428 381 628 Johnny. Local people, Local plants, Local wisdom.

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Just a quick thank you....The raspberry fig you sent me bare rooted, is popping her leaves up beautifully. I cant’ wait to try the fruit.💐

Aw, I remember when I spun the honey... great task!

oh wow that is interesting to know about the garlic, and freezing it. Being much further south, should I wait to pull my garlic??? I've got seeds I've ordered from you coming up everywhere 🙂 🙂

Hi Julie do you still have honey left?

Matthew Maree

Zane Mau

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Homegrown Strawberries are something else.. I used to like strawberries when I was a child but have gone off them over the years after eating supermarket fruit... I have begun growing them again in the garden and after the 1st harvest remembered how wonderful their flavour can be. Sadly many of us no longer have a memory or what a really good strawberry tastes like.
So I decided to grow some plants to share.. We have plants of our own variety called "Scarlet" now ready for sale. $7.70 each.
If you have tried growing strawberries before and had troubles, we can teach you a few nutrition tricks and how you can multiply your own plants when you pick them up.

Open Sunday 10am - 5.00pm
333 David Road Waggrakine
ph: 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom
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October 6th, 8:25 am

Homegrown Strawberries are something else.. I used to like strawberries when I was a child but have gone off them over the years after eating supermarket fruit... I have begun growing them again in the garden and after the 1st harvest remembered how wonderful their flavour can be. Sadly many of us no longer have a memory or what a really good strawberry tastes like. So I decided to grow some plants to share.. We have plants of our own variety called Scarlet now ready for sale. $7.70 each. If you have tried growing strawberries before and had troubles, we can teach you a few nutrition tricks and how you can multiply your own plants when you pick them up. Open Sunday 10am - 5.00pm 333 David Road Waggrakine ph: 99381628 Local plants, local people, local wisdom

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Awesome our daughter has been asking to plant strawberries all week

They look familiar and very healthy!!

Just put some in much more flavour than shop brought.

Haylee Tester

Debbie Jones

Mel Butler-Henderson

Lauryn Wilson

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The importance of acclimatised heirloom seeds.... Yilgarn seeds has been actively growing and acclimatising heirloom seeds to the Geraldton region since 1992. This is a rare resource and here is one reason why this is so important. It means the home gardener can access seeds that grow more vigorous and easier in their climate. It is a bit like native plants, if they grow native the tropics and you live in a dry climate they are likely to struggle. If they come from the desert and you live in a dry hot climate they are going to perform a lot better. Finding seeds that are suited to your climate is a precious resource. Next time you buy seeds, look at where they have been produced and think about whether the climate is similar to your own.
Our seeds are available from the Drylands Permaculture Nursery or Online drylands.org.au/seeds/.

Open Sunday 10.00-5.00pm
333 David Road,
Waggrakine 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.
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September 29th, 7:30 am

The importance of acclimatised heirloom seeds.... Yilgarn seeds has been actively growing and acclimatising heirloom seeds to the Geraldton region since 1992. This is a rare resource and here is one reason why this is so important. It means the home gardener can access seeds that grow more vigorous and easier in their climate. It is a bit like native plants, if they grow native the tropics and you live in a dry climate they are likely to struggle. If they come from the desert and you live in a dry hot climate they are going to perform a lot better. Finding seeds that are suited to your climate is a precious resource. Next time you buy seeds, look at where they have been produced and think about whether the climate is similar to your own. Our seeds are available from the Drylands Permaculture Nursery or Online https://drylands.org.au/seeds/. Open Sunday 10.00-5.00pm 333 David Road, Waggrakine 99381628 Local plants, local people, local wisdom.

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I am so grateful for your beautiful seeds. Nice to know where they come from and the love that goes into them. Thanks to all for your hard work

Your seeds are wonderful - they are doing fantastic out here in Morawa in red clay (with my compost made of weeds) 👩‍🌾

Aye .... the more generations plants spend here in Gero the more they cope with our soils ... water ... climate - go local

Can they be purchased online please

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Latest News from our Farm

August 2019 Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour

Missed the Goodness Festival Tour of our Farm? Jump in for an additional tour Monday August, 19th 2019.

Thanks Naomi

Farewell to Naomi our Nursery and Seed Garden Assistant.

Nursery Opening Hours While We’re Building!

Sunday Only Open Hours or call for other day service while we’re Strawbale Building!

New Season Bean and Pea Seeds

New season Yilgarn Seeds heirloom beans and peas. We’ve been harvesting and cleaning some of our bean and peas varieties.

Flowering Shrubs on our Farm

Flowering Hakeas, Sennas and Grevilleas Shrubs around our Permaculture Farm.

Revegetation on our Permaculture Farm

Seasonal Revegetation and its benefits at the Drylands Permaculture Farm.

Local Native Plants for Revegetation and Landscaping Projects

Seedlings and Plants for Revegetation and landscaping projects in the Midwest.

How to Choose our Plants

Needing to find plants which will suit your needs? Our display tables group our plants by form and characteristics. We also produce our own labels that provide information specifically for our climate and soils.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Fiery Bottlebrush

Fiery Bottlebrush (Callistemon pheoniceus) – Colourful Red flowering shrub. Great screening and windbreak shrub.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Dongara Mallee

Drop in to our nursery for tubestock of sun hardened Dongara Mallees. These are great coastal windbreak and screening mallee trees that suit alkaline soil, that also grow well further inland.

Contact Details

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

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Mob. 0458 38 1628
Email. info@drylands.org.au

Opening Times

Sunday 10am to 5pm
or by appointment

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

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