Working with Nature in our Drylands

Welcome to Our Farm

Working with Nature in our Drylands

Seeds – Organic heirloom vegetable and herbs

Plants – Locally grown for our Mid West

Learn – Permaculture: Sustainability by Design

Contribute – Sustainability through social enterprise

About Us

Located in Geraldton, in the Midwest of Western Australia we demonstrate the practical application of Drylands Permaculture and environmental sustainability. 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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Drylands Permaculture Nursery added 2 new photos.

Years ago while walking along the oceanside Kalbarri cliffs, I first discovered this remarkably hardy Melaleuca standing up to the ocean winds and salt spray. It only stood a meter high, had no salt spray burn and was looking extremely healthy. We now grow this Kalbarri Seamurtle which has made its home into many a waterwise coastal garden throughout the Geraldton area. With the extra summer rain this year, it has had a longer flowering period than usual of which both I and our bees absolutely love.
Nursery open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
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Years ago while walking along the oceanside Kalbarri cliffs, I first discovered this remarkably hardy Melaleuca standing up to the ocean winds and salt spray. It only stood a meter high, had no salt spray burn and was looking extremely healthy.  We now grow this Kalbarri Seamurtle which has made its home into many a waterwise coastal garden throughout the Geraldton area. With the extra summer rain this year, it has had a longer flowering period than usual of which both I and our bees absolutely love.
Nursery open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom

Drylands Permaculture Nursery added 2 new photos.

Easy to grow poultry food.
Heard of Queensland Arrowroot or Achira. We grow this hardy rich red flowering Canna edulis on our farm in Geraldton, it has edible tubers (Parboil and roast) and its has leaves with 10% protein which can easily be fed to ducks and geese as a supplementary summer green. If you water and fertilise it during summer it will grow really fast. They can also be easily divided once established. This is the plant that Australian arrowroot biscuits were made from.
Plants for sale, $12.50 each.

Open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

Easy to grow poultry food.
Heard of Queensland Arrowroot or Achira. We grow this hardy rich red flowering Canna edulis on our farm in Geraldton, it has edible tubers (Parboil and roast) and its has leaves with 10% protein which can easily be fed to ducks and geese as a supplementary summer green. If you water and fertilise it during summer it will grow really fast. They can also be easily divided once established. This is the plant that Australian arrowroot biscuits were made from.
Plants for sale, $12.50 each.
Open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom

Drylands Permaculture Nursery added 2 new photos.

Open this weekend! Come and have a look at our summer range of super tough native garden plants for the Geraldton area. They are hardened up to the sun and will just need planting and summer irrigation. - No fertiliser or soil additives needed. We can guide you with the right species for your place if you are unsure.

Open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

Open this weekend!  Come and have a look at our summer range of super tough native garden plants for the Geraldton area. They are hardened up to the sun and will just need planting and summer irrigation. - No fertiliser or soil additives needed. We can guide you with the right species for your place if you are unsure.
Open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom

Drylands Permaculture Nursery added 4 new photos.

Another $2.00 special this weekend! This time we have Sabrina Hahn's favourite small gum tree for coastal suburban gardens in this area. This is the Dongara Mallee, Eucalyptus obtusiflora.
It loves alkaline coastal sands and red soils and only grows from 4-6m. Great shade, wind tolerant and most importantly you can stop watering it after the first year. Plants are looking fantastic, sun hardened and ready to plant directly into the ground or a good size to be potted on. We sell bags for this.
Open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
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Another $2.00 special this weekend! This time we have Sabrina Hahns favourite small gum tree for coastal suburban gardens in this area. This is the Dongara Mallee, Eucalyptus obtusiflora.
It loves alkaline coastal sands and red soils and only grows from 4-6m. Great shade, wind tolerant and most importantly you can stop watering it after the first year. Plants are looking fantastic, sun hardened and ready to plant directly into the ground or a good size to be potted on. We sell bags for this.
Open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.

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Get your winter seedling orders in now. We can help you with species advice.
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Get your winter seedling orders in now. We can help you with species advice.

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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The Drylands Foundation

The Drylands Permaculture Farm, is managed by the Drylands Foundation, a registered not-for-profit environmental organisation.

The Foundation utilises the Farm, to promote and demonstrate environmental sustainability through social enterprise.

Our mission is to inspire and empower local communities with the practical knowledge to implement ecologically sustainable development in dryland environments.

Photo: Flamefruit Cactus © J. Firth 2006

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