Working with Nature in our Drylands

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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:

  • Permaculture Nursery – locally grown plants suited to Geraldton and our Midwest
  • Garden Honey – harvested by hand from our own on-farm bee hives
  • Yilgarn Seeds – an endemic and heirloom seeds business for dryland climates.

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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Having a plant stall and doing demos. Its tomorrow, this Saturday, 11.00am to 1.30pm. Should be a good day. Come and find out about Drylands Plant project!

 

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Having a plant stall and doing demos. Its tomorrow, this Saturday, 11.00am to 1.30pm. Should be a good day. Come and find out about Drylands Plant project!

 

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August 12th, 8:13 am

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The Goodness Festival - Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour
Tickets are $10! 11 tickets to go.. See our event.
Twenty nine years ago, Julie Firth along with numerous volunteers embarked on a dryland challenge of turning a cleared sandplain block into a thriving productive organic permaculture system. Experience the hum and energy of this established well designed, semi arid oasis nestled in the ourskirts of rural Waggrakine. See where Yilgarn Seeds are grown and learn how heirloom seed varieties are adapted to the Geraldton region. Walk beneath the canopy of the food forest and see how the fertility is maintained using various animals.
Hear stories of the trials and tribulations of the farm and nursery's development. Experience the magic this place holds and see the beauty created from working with patterns of nature and with the use of local resources.
You'll also have an opportunity over morning tea to meet Julie and some of the volunteers that have participated in making of this place.

Morning Tea Provided.
Bring: Water bottle, hat sunscreen, enclosed shoes and $ to buy plants and seeds.
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August 12th, 8:00 am

The Goodness Festival - Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour Tickets are $10! 11 tickets to go.. See our event. Twenty nine years ago, Julie Firth along with numerous volunteers embarked on a dryland challenge of turning a cleared sandplain block into a thriving productive organic permaculture system. Experience the hum and energy of this established well designed, semi arid oasis nestled in the ourskirts of rural Waggrakine. See where Yilgarn Seeds are grown and learn how heirloom seed varieties are adapted to the Geraldton region. Walk beneath the canopy of the food forest and see how the fertility is maintained using various animals. Hear stories of the trials and tribulations of the farm and nurserys development. Experience the magic this place holds and see the beauty created from working with patterns of nature and with the use of local resources. Youll also have an opportunity over morning tea to meet Julie and some of the volunteers that have participated in making of this place. Morning Tea Provided. Bring: Water bottle, hat sunscreen, enclosed shoes and $ to buy plants and seeds.Image attachment

 

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So sorry I missed this today. Do these tours happen at other times of the year ?

See you tomorrow julie 😊

Any room left?

Kerrie

Mark Bock

Roland Pace

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Seasonal Opening Times

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

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.

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Photo: Flamefruit Cactus © J. Firth 2006

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