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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June 17th, 7:57 am

Coastal wildflowers, who said they were boring?
Last year our Cockie's Tongues put on a spectacular show.
These grow wonderfully on the alkaline sands up and down the WA coast so if you think you have got boring beach sands to grow in, think about brightening them up with these local native fellas. Ask about the rare yellow flowering form we have in stock this year.

Nursery Open Hours
Thursday to Monday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom
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June 16th, 7:32 pm

Coastal wildflowers, who said they were boring?
Last year our Cockies Tongues put on a spectacular show.
These grow wonderfully on the alkaline sands up and down the WA coast so if you think you have got boring beach sands to grow in, think about brightening them up with these local native fellas. Ask about the rare yellow flowering form we have in  stock this year. 

Nursery Open Hours
Thursday to Monday, 10.00am-5.00pm.
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom

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Love this plant. Got a tube stock from Julie a couple of years ago and it flowered last year....absolutely glorious. I'm waiting to see it bloom again this year. 🌸🌺

Brendon this is what it should look like 🤗

Sandra these would look gorgeous at ur place

Barry George for the entry?

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June 15th, 7:28 am

Lets get planting...

Wondering when to plant? The easiest time of the year to plant native trees and shrubs in the Geraldton region is now. The temperatures are cool but not too cool and the ground is finally wetting up. Have you ever noticed how things seem to grow so much better with the winter rains, this is partly due to the good native soil organisms becoming active and helping plants grow.
ORGANIC PLANTING TIP OF THE DAY.
Ever had your seedlings ring-barked by black beetles when using mulch? If so, simply pull the mulch back from the plant stems by 100mm. These black beetles don't seem to like venturing into the open.
Nursery open 5 days 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Tues and Wed.
333 David Road, Waggrakine 08 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.
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June 14th, 8:14 pm

Wondering when to plant? The easiest time of the year to plant native trees and shrubs in the Geraldton region is now. The temperatures are cool but not too cool and the ground is finally wetting up. Have you ever noticed how things seem to grow so much better with the winter rains, this is partly due to the good native soil organisms becoming active and helping plants grow.
ORGANIC PLANTING TIP OF THE DAY. 
Ever had your seedlings ring-barked by black beetles when using mulch? If so, simply pull the mulch back from the plant stems by 100mm. These black beetles dont seem to like venturing into the open. 
Nursery open 5 days 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Tues and Wed.
333 David Road, Waggrakine 08 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.

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What sort of Acacia is this?

Nigel McIvor we gotta pull the mulch back !

Kelly McGrellis

Brendon

Peter Murray

Jack Hide

Corrina Lewis

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Geraldton Native Rose, one of the wonderful Diplolaenas. This season's tubestock are ready for sale. Original, orange, awesome looking flowers. These grow wonderfully on most soils around the Midwest region, and do particularly well on the alkaline soils around Geraldton. This species is rapidly being cleared for housing developments on the south side of Geraldton. Now is your chance to become a conserver and grower of this unique local plant.

Nursery open 5 days 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Tues and Wed.
333 David Road, Waggrakine 08 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.
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June 9th, 9:56 pm

Geraldton Native Rose, one of the wonderful Diplolaenas. This seasons tubestock are ready for sale. Original, orange, awesome looking flowers. These grow wonderfully on most soils around the Midwest region, and do particularly well on the alkaline soils around Geraldton. This species is rapidly being cleared for housing developments on the south side of Geraldton. Now is your chance to become a conserver and grower of this unique local plant.

Nursery open 5 days 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Tues and Wed.
333 David Road, Waggrakine 08 99381628
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.

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Hi Julie/Drylands Nursery.. can you please advise.. we are looking for native trees for a driveway. We would love fast growing, bird attracting trees with a canopy type outcome 😊 what do you think?

Hi Julie Drylands Permaculture Nursery, Is it likely you'll run out of stock of the native rose any time soon? I'm unable to drive at moment to collect.

These plants are so pretty. I have actually seen them down near Bellimos Drive about 20 yrs ago. Could they be grown in a pot on a verandah???

Hi are these plants non poisonous. And how much are they.

Roughly how big do these grow please? 😀

Hi Julie and co Will post on ur page and hopefully get some pointers 😊

Kerrie send dad out there on Thursday to get some????

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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.

The 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 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