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 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.

Drylands Permaculture Nursery added 3 new photos.

Final call for winter tubestock seedling orders. If you want anything grown for winter planting you'll need to contact us by the end of the week to secure you order. We require a 50% deposit with the balance paid on pickup.

We can grow your seeds if you have something special. You may even like to join us as a volunteer to come and learn to grow your own.

Open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
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Final call for winter tubestock seedling orders. If you want anything grown for winter planting youll need to contact  us by the end of the week to secure you order. We require a 50% deposit with the balance paid on pickup. 

We can grow your seeds if you have something special. You may even like to join us as a volunteer to come and learn to grow your own.

Open Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.

Drylands Permaculture Nursery added 4 new photos.

$2.00 Red flowering Gums, (Eucalyptus Leucoxylon rosea) We're open this weekend and making space for summer plantings.
This South Australian small gum grows up to 6m around Geraldton. It is one of the super plants around Geraldton area as it grows well across all soil types. It drips in flowers throughout summer and early winter. It is small enough to use around urban gardens and casts a good shade for carparks and makes an ideal garden centre piece or paddock tree. It is wind tolerant and able to grow without irrigation after the first year. They are 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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$2.00 Red flowering Gums, (Eucalyptus Leucoxylon rosea) Were open this weekend and making space for summer plantings. 
This South Australian small gum grows up to 6m around Geraldton. It is one of the super plants around Geraldton area as it grows well across all soil types. It drips in flowers throughout summer and early winter. It is small enough to use around urban gardens and casts a good shade for carparks and makes an ideal garden centre piece or paddock tree. It is wind tolerant and able to grow without irrigation after the first year. They are 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.

Drylands Permaculture Nursery added 8 new photos.

Nursery is open this weekend!
Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.

And an update on our worm farm.
Last year we bought a "birdies" worm tower to test it in our Geraldton climate. The biggest issue with keeping worms in our area is keeping them cool and moist enough during the summer months.
The worm tower is dug into the garden bed and every few days topped up with scraps and watered. It is bottomless and has holes in it so the worms can come and go. Once we shaded it with mulch it starting working wonderfully. The worms are eating and breeding ferociously. We decided to make a larger one and plant vege around it to get the benefit of the worm castings and juice. Here's how we did it.
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Nursery is open this weekend! 
Friday to Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.

And an update on our worm farm.
Last year we bought a birdies worm tower to test it in our Geraldton climate. The biggest issue with keeping worms in our area is keeping them cool and moist enough during the summer months. 
The worm tower is dug into the garden bed and every few days topped up with scraps and watered. It is bottomless and has holes in it so the worms can come and go. Once we shaded it with mulch it starting working wonderfully. The worms are eating and breeding ferociously.  We decided to make a larger one and plant vege around it to get the benefit of the worm castings and juice.  Heres how we did it.

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