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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Dealing with surplus Mulberries, its been a productive year in the Geraldton area. What varieties of mulberries are you growing? Confused about what species of mulberry you have? Here is a really good link to read. balkanecologyproject.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/mo-mulberry-essential-guide-to-all-you.html . Also check out these varieties from Daleys www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/mulberry.htm . Here's some useful information on varieties.

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Mulberry Harvest

 

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Dealing with surplus Mulberries? its been a productive year in the Geraldton area. What varieties of mulberries are you growing? Confused about what species of mulberry you have? Here is a really good link to read. balkanecologyproject.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/mo-mulberry-essential-guide-to-all-you.html . Also check out these varieties from Daleys www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/mulberry.htm .

Did 6 kg mulberry jam 3 weeks ago.. Minus the stalks. Every 1 was cut off with tiny sewing scissors.

This has been the best year ever for my Mulberry tree, it has been in for around 10 years. My mulberries never make it up to the house though, we both stand there and eat as we pick! 😄😄. Any that fall on the ground are quickly gobbled up by our 6 resident bobtails and their visiting friends.

I have 2 trees that I kept low so I go around and hand pick them. But I must admit we've lost a lot to the ground this year due to the high winds. This is the best year we've had and I just can't keep up.

It's been a good mulberry year hasn't it michele

Kaitlyn Ireland that's how it's done 😂👌

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Marissa Drummond!

Sean Wells

Duane Crabb

Alison Goode

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Summer opening hours have begun, in saying that if you are from "out of town", phone us as we may be available to help out of hours. Ph: 0899 381626
333 David Road, Waggrakine, Geraldton
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.
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Love this place!! Sarah Jane Whitmarsh....

Two weeks ago we pulled up our year's garlic crop. This is what we do with it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great idea julie to video and do the Q&A very informative ❤️

Cool! Hopefully we will be doing that some day 😊

Good advice Jules

Yummy work Naomi! Natalie you would love this place!

Jules do you sell some would love to buy some

Steve Ross you should visit these guys

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Kerrianne McNamara North

Bao Duy Nguyen

David James Maeder

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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.

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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.

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

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Summer Open Hours
Our farm and nursery is now open:
Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Drylands Permaculture Farm
Please call us 9938 1628 if you wish to drop in outside of open hours.