Working with Nature in our Drylands

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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

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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’

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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Nursery open today. Another unique local grevillea. The poor white sands of the area produce some of the most spectacular species.If have you driven around the Waggrakine rural areas or have visited the Chapman Regional Park , you'll very likely to encounter this floriferous Grevillea in full bloom. It grows native in one area of the world, the Geraldton surrounding region on our white to yellow sands. This is a different species to the Grevillea leucopteris (smelly socks) as it has its flowers in the shrubs rather than on long stems.
florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1973
Grevillea candelabroides is a fast growing species which provides a wonderful windbreak and screening shrub. If you live on sandplain in the Geraldton area, this is a must for your Grevillea garden collection or perhaps a line of them around your property.
Very few places sell this species commercially so take advantage of our tall tubestock available now. $5.50 each!

Open Sundays, 10.00am- 5.00am
333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton.
Phone: 99381628.
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom
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November 11th, 8:38 am

Nursery open today. Another unique local grevillea. The poor white sands of the area produce some of the most spectacular species.

If have you driven around the Waggrakine rural areas or have visited the Chapman Regional Park , you'll very likely to encounter this floriferous Grevillea in full bloom. It grows native in one area of the world, the Geraldton surrounding region on our white to yellow sands. This is a different species to the Grevillea leucopteris (smelly socks) as it has its flowers in the shrubs rather than on long stems.
florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1973
Grevillea candelabroides is a fast growing species which provides a wonderful windbreak and screening shrub. If you live on sandplain in the Geraldton area, this is a must for your Grevillea garden collection or perhaps a line of them around your property.
Very few places sell this species commercially so take advantage of our tall tubestock available now. $5.50 each!

Open Sundays, 10.00am- 5.00am
333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton.
Phone: 99381628.
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

November 11th, 8:33 am

If have you driven around the Waggrakine rural areas or have visited the Chapman Regional Park , youll very likely to encounter this floriferous Grevillea in full bloom. It grows native in one area of the world, the Geraldton surrounding region on our white to yellow sands. This is a different species to the Grevillea leucopteris (smelly socks) as it has its flowers in the shrubs rather than on long stems. https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1973 Grevillea candelabroides is a fast growing species which provides a wonderful windbreak and screening shrub. If you live on sandplain in the Geraldton area, this is a must for your Grevillea garden collection or perhaps a line of them around your property. Very few places sell this species commercially so take advantage of our tall tubestock available now. $5.50 each! Open Sundays, 10.00am- 5.00am 333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton. Phone: 99381628. Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom

 

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I'll be in today to get a couple of them beauties👍

Hi Julie do you have any grape vines left?

Thanks I’ll be there today

Great information. They look amazing north of Mingenew and south of Carnamah. I thought they were a Grevillea, but was not sure which one. Have only just found out they smell like "smelly socks!"

It Sunday again and we are open.
While South Africa has the beautiful Proteas, Australia has the unique Banksia species. Living on low nutrient sandy soils offers a great opportunity to grow most Banksias. However living in a coastal town with highly alkaline sands can limit which Banksia species grow best.
After searching up and down the coast, I found a Banksia species from the NIngaloo area in Exmouth that has adapted really well to these coastal conditions and is only 2m high. So if you want to get a bit of biodiversity and contrast in your waterwise coastal garden, we finally have seedlings of this Exmouth provenance Banksia ashbyii available.
$6.60 each in tubes.. Great opportunity... Stunningly beautiful.
Open 10.00am -5.00pm
333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton.
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom
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November 4th, 8:24 am

It Sunday again and we are open.
While South Africa has the beautiful Proteas, Australia has the unique Banksia species. Living on low nutrient sandy soils offers a great opportunity to grow most Banksias. However living in a coastal town with highly alkaline sands can limit which Banksia species grow best.
After searching up and down the coast, I found a Banksia species from the NIngaloo area in Exmouth that has adapted really well to these coastal conditions and is only 2m high. So if you want to get a bit of biodiversity and contrast in your waterwise coastal garden, we finally have seedlings of this Exmouth provenance Banksia ashbyii available.
$6.60 each in tubes.. Great opportunity... Stunningly beautiful.
Open 10.00am -5.00pm
333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton.
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

November 4th, 8:11 am

It Sunday again and we are open. While South Africa has the beautiful Proteas, Australia has the unique Banksia species. Living on low nutrient sandy soils offers a great opportunity to grow most Banksias. However living in a coastal town with highly alkaline sands can limit which Banksia species grow best. After searching up and down the coast, I found a Banksia species from the NIngaloo area in Exmouth that has adapted really well to these coastal conditions and is only 2m high. So if you want to get a bit of biodiversity and contrast in your waterwise coastal garden, we finally have seedlings of this Exmouth provenance Banksia ashbyii available. $6.60 each in tubes.. Great opportunity... Stunningly beautiful. Open 10.00am -5.00pm 333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton. Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom

 

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Yeah Harty u already have one but at that price buy 6 and repot them

John Bott u will get u one

Jacquie I think you should 'follow' this nursery. Right up your alley, so to speak.

Tom Hargreaves open today

Gill Meredith

Aaron Walker

Trish Jones

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Special on Grevillea leucoptris.. Tubestock normally $5.50 each.
Today 3 for $10.00.
Attributes: They grow well around established trees, are fast growing, a fantastic windbreak, bird attracting with spectacular large fragrant flowers, drought hardy and tolerant of poor soils.
In fact they are so fragrant that some very rude person nicknamed them "Smelly socks". A name of which seemed to have stuck. Otherwise known as the White plume Grevillea.
You tend to like or dislike the smell so if you do plant them, beware of the direction of the winds at this time of the year and plant them where it will or won't blow its aroma into your house.
These are the Grevilleas line the roadside just north of Northampton as you drive into the spectacular sandplain wildflower country.

Open Sundays, 10.00am- 5.00am
333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton.
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

October 27th, 7:57 pm

Special on Grevillea leucoptris.. Tubestock normally $5.50 each. Today 3 for $10.00. Attributes: They grow well around established trees, are fast growing, a fantastic windbreak, bird attracting with spectacular large fragrant flowers, drought hardy and tolerant of poor soils. In fact they are so fragrant that some very rude person nicknamed them Smelly socks. A name of which seemed to have stuck. Otherwise known as the White plume Grevillea. You tend to like or dislike the smell so if you do plant them, beware of the direction of the winds at this time of the year and plant them where it will or wont blow its aroma into your house. These are the Grevilleas line the roadside just north of Northampton as you drive into the spectacular sandplain wildflower country. Open Sundays, 10.00am- 5.00am 333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton. Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom

 

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One of my favourites

Dean Davidson perfect for that spot behind the island?

Trish Jones

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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. 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

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

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