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Working with Nature in our Drylands

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 – Yilgarn Seeds: Organic heirloom vegetable and herbs

Plants – Permaculture Nursery: Locally grown for Geraldton and our Midwest

Learn – Drylands Permaculture: Sustainability by Design

Contribute – Drylands Foundation: Sustainability through social enterprise

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:

  • 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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Opportunity to be proactive about looking after our bees.Calling all beekeepers new and old.... If you interested in keeping your bees pest and disease free, this is a talk you must attend.
Andrea Johnston from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is coming up to Geraldton to speak with us beekeepers about National Bee Pest Surveillance Program - what it is and how beekeepers can get involved. She will be coming up with James Sheehan and Simon Eyres who will be talking about the Bee Biosecurity Officer role; reporting tools and some cheap and easy surveillance demonstrations beekeepers can use and the state can record as evidence of freedoms from certain pests and diseases.

The presentation will be very informative and invaluable for all beekeepers.

The date and place is:

Thursday 22nd February
6.00pm
Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
Willcock Drive
Separation Point
Geraldton

The presentation should go for about 45 minutes. We can then ask questions and have a informal chat after over a cuppa and a few nibbles.

Please RSVP if you will be attending. Please share this post to others who you know keep bees.

Thank you.
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February 20th, 9:02 pm

Opportunity to be proactive about looking after our bees.

Calling all beekeepers new and old.... If you interested in keeping your bees pest and disease free, this is a talk you must attend.
Andrea Johnston from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is coming up to Geraldton to speak with us beekeepers about National Bee Pest Surveillance Program - what it is and how beekeepers can get involved. She will be coming up with James Sheehan and Simon Eyres who will be talking about the Bee Biosecurity Officer role; reporting tools and some cheap and easy surveillance demonstrations beekeepers can use and the state can record as evidence of freedoms from certain pests and diseases.

The presentation will be very informative and invaluable for all beekeepers.

The date and place is:

Thursday 22nd February
6.00pm
Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
Willcock Drive
Separation Point
Geraldton

The presentation should go for about 45 minutes. We can then ask questions and have a informal chat after over a cuppa and a few nibbles.

Please RSVP if you will be attending. Please share this post to others who you know keep bees.

Thank you.
... See MoreSee Less

February 20th, 8:48 pm

Calling all beekeepers new and old.... If you interested in  keeping your bees pest and disease free, this is a talk you must attend.
Andrea Johnston from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is coming up to Geraldton to speak with us beekeepers about National Bee Pest Surveillance Program - what it is and how beekeepers can get involved.  She will be coming up with James Sheehan and Simon Eyres who will be talking about the Bee Biosecurity Officer role; reporting tools and some cheap and easy surveillance demonstrations beekeepers can use and the state can record as evidence of freedoms from certain pests and diseases.

The presentation will be very informative and invaluable for all beekeepers.

The date and place is:

Thursday 22nd February
6.00pm
Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
Willcock Drive
Separation Point
Geraldton

The presentation should go for about 45 minutes.  We can then ask questions and have a informal chat after over a cuppa and a few nibbles.

Please RSVP if you will be attending. Please share this post to others who you know keep bees.

Thank you.

 

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Yes please Where are we to RSVP to??

Claire Culloton for your dad maybe??

Teagan Csepany for Gaby? 🐝

Barry Stone ?

Ross Forth Forthy Shain

Dennis Teale Max Royce

Elise ForthForthy Shain

Fi Sweetman

Kate Murphy

Lara Tuffley please become a beekeeper

Dennis Teale

Scudgey Sweetman

David Freeman

Peter

Nathan Giles

Grant Shaw

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Looks like they are praying at night and opening their arms with joy in the day ... We are open this weekend.Ever wondered what your plants get up to at night?
Sennas open and close their leaves in response to day and night cycles (they are nyctinastic). They experience circadian rhythms much as humans do, only they don't sleep like humans they simply fold their leaves at night!

The Exmouth Sennas we have grown this season have beautiful buttercup-yellow flowers throughout spring and summer. Best grown in a sunny, open position where they prefer red free draining soils like the loams of Deepdale, the Glenfield hills, Woorree, Webberton, Moonyoonooka, Isseka, Northampton and the Moresby ranges. They also tolerate alkalinity. We have 3 litre stock ready now for sale with tubestock available in May- June.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Fri, Sat, Sun
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
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February 9th, 8:49 pm

Looks like they are praying at night and opening their arms with joy in the day ... We are open this weekend.

Ever wondered what your plants get up to at night?
Sennas open and close their leaves in response to day and night cycles (they are nyctinastic). They experience circadian rhythms much as humans do, only they don't sleep like humans they simply fold their leaves at night!

The Exmouth Sennas we have grown this season have beautiful buttercup-yellow flowers throughout spring and summer. Best grown in a sunny, open position where they prefer red free draining soils like the loams of Deepdale, the Glenfield hills, Woorree, Webberton, Moonyoonooka, Isseka, Northampton and the Moresby ranges. They also tolerate alkalinity. We have 3 litre stock ready now for sale with tubestock available in May- June.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Fri, Sat, Sun
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
... See MoreSee Less

February 9th, 6:51 pm

Ever wondered what your plants get up to at night?
Sennas open and close their leaves in response to day and night cycles (they are nyctinastic). They experience circadian rhythms much as humans do, only they dont sleep like humans they simply fold their leaves at night!

The Exmouth Sennas we have grown this season have beautiful buttercup-yellow flowers throughout spring and summer. Best grown in a sunny, open position where they prefer red free draining soils like the loams of Deepdale, the Glenfield hills, Woorree, Webberton, Moonyoonooka, Isseka, Northampton and the Moresby ranges. They also tolerate alkalinity. We have 3 litre stock ready now for sale with tubestock available in May- June.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Fri, Sat, Sun
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
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I’ll have to go check mine 😃

Great few days with new volunteers. Many hands make light work and the experience initiates new friends. Thanks everybody! I think we need to do this again...Thank you to all the volunteers who have come and helped the past two weekends. We really appreciate the help and support!
We are not finished yet though..and would like to invite anyone who is interested in volunteering to come Saturdays 10am - 12pm and see what we do and perhaps learn a new skill.
Simply RSVP first (No children or pets sorry)

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Fri, Sat, Sun
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
... See MoreSee Less

January 30th, 8:22 pm

Great few days with new volunteers. Many hands make light work and the experience initiates new friends. Thanks everybody! I think we need to do this again...
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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.

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.

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Photo: Flamefruit Cactus © J. Firth 2006

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

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