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Welcome to Our Farm

Permaculture Seed and Food Gardens

Organically Grown Seed and Food Gardens

Local Native and Permaculture Plants

Large range of sun and wind hardened plants grown for our Midwest region

Working with Nature in our Drylands

Welcome to our Farm.

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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For those who missed this in the Midwest times a couple of weeks ago.. Stan's does it again with his stories of his gardening ventures throughout the Geraldton area..
Open Sunday 10.00- 5.00pm
333 David Road,
Waggrakine WA 6530
Phone 99381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom
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April 13th, 8:57 pm

For those who missed this in the Midwest times a couple of weeks ago.. Stans does it again with his stories of his gardening ventures throughout the Geraldton area.. 
Open Sunday 10.00- 5.00pm
333 David Road,
Waggrakine WA 6530
Phone 99381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom

Reflection on cultivars.. Nursery open today.Ellendale Pool Grevillea.
This Grevillea cultivar originated at Ellendale Pool. A plant that is now grown all around Australia. Interestingly enough cultivars are often seedlings found in the wild that exhibit certain desirable characterisics. For example compact, a nice form and with a long flowering period. They are mostly propagated from cuttings to ensure each plant is the same as the mother plant.
The disadvantages of growing cultivars is due to them all being genetically identical they are all susceptible to the same disease or pest unlike seedling plants (which are genetically diverse) which may have a degree of tolerance. You could compare this to people are how some catch flu virus easily and others don't.
So my thoughts on growing the same cultivars are:
1. Try to grow cultivars from your local area.
2. Match their preferred soil type with yours.
3.If you have a larger area and want to ensure the survival of your plants over time, then plant seedlings or a variety different cultivars.
Open Sunday 10.00- 5.00pm
333 David Road,
Waggrakine WA 6530
Phone 99381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

April 7th, 9:46 am

Reflection on cultivars.. Nursery open today.

Ellendale Pool Grevillea.
This Grevillea cultivar originated at Ellendale Pool. A plant that is now grown all around Australia. Interestingly enough cultivars are often seedlings found in the wild that exhibit certain desirable characterisics. For example compact, a nice form and with a long flowering period. They are mostly propagated from cuttings to ensure each plant is the same as the mother plant.
The disadvantages of growing cultivars is due to them all being genetically identical they are all susceptible to the same disease or pest unlike seedling plants (which are genetically diverse) which may have a degree of tolerance. You could compare this to people are how some catch flu virus easily and others don't.
So my thoughts on growing the same cultivars are:
1. Try to grow cultivars from your local area.
2. Match their preferred soil type with yours.
3.If you have a larger area and want to ensure the survival of your plants over time, then plant seedlings or a variety different cultivars.
Open Sunday 10.00- 5.00pm
333 David Road,
Waggrakine WA 6530
Phone 99381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

April 7th, 9:35 am

Ellendale Pool Grevillea.
This Grevillea cultivar originated at Ellendale Pool. A plant that is now grown all around Australia. Interestingly enough cultivars are often seedlings found in the wild that exhibit certain desirable characterisics. For example compact, a nice form and with a long flowering period.  They are mostly propagated from cuttings to ensure each plant is the same as the mother plant. 
The disadvantages of growing cultivars is due to them all being genetically identical they are all susceptible to the same disease or pest unlike seedling plants (which are genetically diverse) which may have a degree of tolerance. You could compare this to people are how some catch flu virus easily and others dont.
So my thoughts on growing the same cultivars are:
1. Try to grow cultivars from your local area. 
2. Match their preferred soil type with yours.
3.If you have a larger area and want to ensure the survival of your plants over time, then plant seedlings or a variety different cultivars. 
Open Sunday 10.00- 5.00pm
333 David Road,
Waggrakine WA 6530
Phone 99381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom

Comment on Facebook

Thoughtful & informative recommendations Julie. Great! Thank you.

Do these “itch” like some grevillea do? Thank you

So beautiful 😍 Erin Winch-Buist

Simone Louise Triantopoulos

Beautiful!!

Volunteer day.Its Sunday, the nursery is open and the volunteer potting up day is on again 10.00am to 12 noon. We are doing a bit of seedling splitting which is delicate work, great for improving your connection with plants.
Great weather for it.

Drylands Permaculture Nursery
333 David Road,
Waggrakine WA 6530
Phone 99381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

March 17th, 7:27 am

Volunteer day.

Its Sunday, the nursery is open and the volunteer potting up day is on again 10.00am to 12 noon. We are doing a bit of seedling splitting which is delicate work, great for improving your connection with plants.
Great weather for it.

Drylands Permaculture Nursery
333 David Road,
Waggrakine WA 6530
Phone 99381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

March 17th, 7:13 am

Its Sunday, the nursery is open and the volunteer potting up day is on again 10.00am to 12 noon. We are doing a bit of seedling splitting which is delicate work, great for improving your connection with plants.
Great weather for it.

Drylands Permaculture Nursery
333 David Road,
Waggrakine WA 6530
Phone 99381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom

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Latest News from our Farm

Thanks Naomi

Farewell to Naomi our Nursery and Seed Garden Assistant.

Nursery Opening Hours While We’re Building!

Sunday Only Open Hours or call for other day service while we’re Strawbale Building!

Tubestock Seedling Specials 30% Off

All tubestock seedlings 30% Off. Friday the 5th of October to Sunday 7th of October, 2018. 10am to 5pm.

New Season Bean and Pea Seeds

New season Yilgarn Seeds heirloom beans and peas. We’ve been harvesting and cleaning some of our bean and peas varieties.

Flowering Shrubs on our Farm

Flowering Hakeas, Sennas and Grevilleas Shrubs around our Permaculture Farm.

Spring 2018 Plant Specials

Specials on our Bacon & Egg Shrubs, Pink Pigface and Coastal Daisy Bush seedlings. While stocks last.

Revegetation on our Permaculture Farm

Seasonal Revegetation and its benefits at the Drylands Permaculture Farm.

Local Native Plants for Revegetation and Landscaping Projects

Seedlings and Plants for Revegetation and landscaping projects in the Midwest.

How to Choose our Plants

Needing to find plants which will suit your needs? Our display tables group our plants by form and characteristics. We also produce our own labels that provide information specifically for our climate and soils.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Fiery Bottlebrush

Fiery Bottlebrush (Callistemon pheoniceus) – Colourful Red flowering shrub. Great screening and windbreak shrub.

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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