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

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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We are still keeping this old Table Grape variety alive and getting it back into home gardens. The Black Wortley Hall originated in Yorkshire in 1819.

Two of our favourite " big fruited" table varieties that we grow on the farm and propagate in the nursery are "Black Wortley Hall" and the "Italia muscat".

We also have Shiraz grapes this year. This is a wine grape with delicious small black grapes. (Fond memories of Grape picking in the Barossa Valley over 30 years ago for a whole $6.00/hr!)

I particularly love the vigour of the Black Wortley Hall. Great tasting big fruit on a big strong vine with the odd soft edible seed, it does really well in the Geraldton climate. We prune off one third of the fruit in each bunch which increases the fruit size. It also allows air space between individual fruit which reduces mildews.

For those who already have grape vines growing, it is time to make Stuffed vines leaves. .. Dolmades from the young vine leaves. Try this awesome recipe, they are very different from the tinned ones you buy.
It is perfect timing as all our other recipe additives are also ready in the garden.. Mint, oregano, tomatoes, lemons and onion. Yum.

Come out to the nursery and we can show you how to train and prune the different varieties when they go deciduous.

Open Sundays, 10.00am- 5.00am
333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton.
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom
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October 13th, 7:30 pm

We are still keeping this old Table Grape variety alive and getting it back into home gardens. The Black Wortley Hall originated in Yorkshire in 1819. Two of our favourite big fruited table varieties that we grow on the farm and propagate in the nursery are Black Wortley Hall and the Italia muscat. We also have Shiraz grapes this year. This is a wine grape with delicious small black grapes. (Fond memories of Grape picking in the Barossa Valley over 30 years ago for a whole $6.00/hr!) I particularly love the vigour of the Black Wortley Hall. Great tasting big fruit on a big strong vine with the odd soft edible seed, it does really well in the Geraldton climate. We prune off one third of the fruit in each bunch which increases the fruit size. It also allows air space between individual fruit which reduces mildews. For those who already have grape vines growing, it is time to make Stuffed vines leaves. .. Dolmades from the young vine leaves. Try this awesome recipe, they are very different from the tinned ones you buy. It is perfect timing as all our other recipe additives are also ready in the garden.. Mint, oregano, tomatoes, lemons and onion. Yum. Come out to the nursery and we can show you how to train and prune the different varieties when they go deciduous. Open Sundays, 10.00am- 5.00am 333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton. Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom

 

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How much for table variety?

My Black Wortley Hall that I got from you is going strong 🙂 here in Fremantle

Good on ya Julie

Michelle Smith, show Corey

Great opportunity to pick up some native tubestock plants. Please bring your own box. Look forward to seeing you.

Drylands Permaculture Nursery
30% off - Tubestock. Sale this weekend only.
Bring you own box.. 10am-5.00pm 6th and 7th October.
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October 5th, 7:16 pm

30% off - Tubestock. Sale this weekend only.
Bring you own box.. 10am-5.00pm 6th and 7th October.
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October 5th, 12:27 pm

 

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Claire Cooper 😘

Jonathon Childs Pepper Heather Shelley

Kylie Jones

Tammy Zanotti

Erin Harris

Chesna Heydenrych

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Letting all our regular customers know in advance, we are giving 30% discount on all our tubestock this weekend. Will give regulars 1st choice and sale prices on Friday (tomorrow) as well. We are winding down for summer and getting back to building the strawbale permaculture training rooms... After this weekend, we'll be open Sunday and by appointment. ... See MoreSee Less

October 4th, 7:30 pm

 

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Hello are you only open on Sunday this week please and what time

I can always find something I havent got here !

Yay!! I’ll try and get there tomorrow 🙏

FYI Steph Millns Sizer in case you want to do some planting

Fiona Scarry

Mike Dufour

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1st rob of the season!

Drylands Permaculture Nursery
Pure Garden Honey back in stock. We robbed the hives yesterday. A quick look in the kitchen yesterday with Laurel decapping the honey frames and Johnny spinning the honey out. Available from Drylands Permaculture Nursery. Open Thurs - Mon 10am - 5.00pm.
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September 26th, 8:16 am

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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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