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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Finally a drop of rain!
Hope everyone's plants and gardens have coped with the stormy winds and rain the past 24hrs. Our natives are soaking up every drop and the veges are getting a much needed boost. It is definitely time to plant especially with more rain fore casted next week.

Yes we are open even when it rains!!

Not sure what to plant? Come and ask!

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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May 25th, 6:00 pm

Finally a drop of rain! Hope everyones plants and gardens have coped with the stormy winds and rain the past 24hrs. Our natives are soaking up every drop and the veges are getting a much needed boost. It is definitely time to plant especially with more rain fore casted next week. Yes we are open even when it rains!! Not sure what to plant? Come and ask! 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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30ml so far in Springfield

The rain is soo good isn’t it?! Was thinking you all might be rejoicing! 🌿🌏

A unique food and medicinal plant for our dry midwest!^^Moringa or Drumstick Tree^^

Originating from northern India, the deciduous 'Drumstick Tree' is highly sought after in Asia, Africa and India as a food and medicinal tree. The leaves, flowers (which taste a little like mushroom and can be cooked with egg), pods and roots are all edible. And it's the drumstick-like pod shape that gives the tree its name. Unsure how to eat your Moringa leaves..check out this link:
www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/drumstick-tree/9423948
It is also worth googling the medicinal uses/effects from eating this tree as its properties have been well documented.

The drumstick tree is drought tolerant and grows well in our arid region with irrigation through summer. Low maintenance, simply fertilise once a month to encourage pod growth and prune once a year to keep the leaves within arms reach.

We have tube stock and 2L bag trees available now.

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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May 13th, 8:29 am

A unique food and medicinal plant for our dry midwest!

^^Moringa or Drumstick Tree^^

Originating from northern India, the deciduous 'Drumstick Tree' is highly sought after in Asia, Africa and India as a food and medicinal tree. The leaves, flowers (which taste a little like mushroom and can be cooked with egg), pods and roots are all edible. And it's the drumstick-like pod shape that gives the tree its name. Unsure how to eat your Moringa leaves..check out this link:
www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/drumstick-tree/9423948
It is also worth googling the medicinal uses/effects from eating this tree as its properties have been well documented.

The drumstick tree is drought tolerant and grows well in our arid region with irrigation through summer. Low maintenance, simply fertilise once a month to encourage pod growth and prune once a year to keep the leaves within arms reach.

We have tube stock and 2L bag trees available now.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
... See MoreSee Less

May 12th, 10:00 pm

^^Moringa or Drumstick Tree^^ Originating from northern India, the deciduous Drumstick Tree is highly sought after in Asia, Africa and India as a food and medicinal tree. The leaves, flowers (which taste a little like mushroom and can be cooked with egg), pods and roots are all edible. And its the drumstick-like pod shape that gives the tree its name. Unsure how to eat your Moringa leaves..check out this link: http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/drumstick-tree/9423948 It is also worth googling the medicinal uses/effects from eating this tree as its properties have been well documented. The drumstick tree is drought tolerant and grows well in our arid region with irrigation through summer. Low maintenance, simply fertilise once a month to encourage pod growth and prune once a year to keep the leaves within arms reach. We have tube stock and 2L bag trees available now. 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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In June when it is ready for cutting I have lots of give. So pl wait and give whoever needs it

How much for a tree please?

I have lot of seeds from my big moringa tree in my backyard.

Yum

my "drum sticks" are very thin. how do I tell if they are ready to eat?

The leaves are also good for pregnant women who plan to breastfeed or those breastfeeding mums.

Very easy to grow from cutting or seed

Becky Sue Davy can you get one please

Carine Kellie what an interesting tree

Danny Mcshane

Shirley Smith

Emily Perceval

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The forgotten fruit..~~~ Pomegranate Magic ~~~

There is something mysterious and beautiful about the pomegranate.

The varieties available nowadays are far superior to our memories of the wild and uncared for fruit we taste tested as children. Many have soft seeds and a variety of different flavours as diverse as the many varieties of oranges. For those that are familiar with Yotam Ottolenghi's Mediterranean cookbooks, you should remember his love of pomegranates in his recipes. It only takes one bite and you'll be hooked on the unique flavor too!

Flowering from Spring to Summer, pomegranates are deciduous (lose all their leaves in winter) and will grow well all over the midwest. Simply water next summer and fertilise with an organic fertiliser once a month when the new shoots appear for optimum fruit production.

We have a number of different varieties available $27.50 ea.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
... See MoreSee Less

May 12th, 8:01 am

The forgotten fruit..

~~~ Pomegranate Magic ~~~

There is something mysterious and beautiful about the pomegranate.

The varieties available nowadays are far superior to our memories of the wild and uncared for fruit we taste tested as children. Many have soft seeds and a variety of different flavours as diverse as the many varieties of oranges. For those that are familiar with Yotam Ottolenghi's Mediterranean cookbooks, you should remember his love of pomegranates in his recipes. It only takes one bite and you'll be hooked on the unique flavor too!

Flowering from Spring to Summer, pomegranates are deciduous (lose all their leaves in winter) and will grow well all over the midwest. Simply water next summer and fertilise with an organic fertiliser once a month when the new shoots appear for optimum fruit production.

We have a number of different varieties available $27.50 ea.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
... See MoreSee Less

May 11th, 7:54 pm

~~~ Pomegranate Magic ~~~ There is something mysterious and beautiful about the pomegranate. The varieties available nowadays are far superior to our memories of the wild and uncared for fruit we taste tested as children. Many have soft seeds and a variety of different flavours as diverse as the many varieties of oranges. For those that are familiar with Yotam Ottolenghis Mediterranean cookbooks, you should remember his love of pomegranates in his recipes. It only takes one bite and youll be hooked on the unique flavor too! Flowering from Spring to Summer, pomegranates are deciduous (lose all their leaves in winter) and will grow well all over the midwest. Simply water next summer and fertilise with an organic fertiliser once a month when the new shoots appear for optimum fruit production. We have a number of different varieties available $27.50 ea. Drylands Permaculture Farm Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628 Local Plants, Local People, Local WisdomImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Do you have macrocarpa in at the moment ?

Might have to place a order with you guy's?

Alli Doherty this is the place a was telling you about yesterday

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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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