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Working with Nature in our Drylands

Welcome to Our Farm

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

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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Many faces of the Rottnest Isle Teatree, an incredibly versatile plant. Geraldton's native form of Rottnest Isle teatree (Melaleuca lanceolata) is a great windbreak and shade species. It is one you are likely to have great success with even if you are a beginner gardener or new property owner. Apart from water to get established and perhaps a rabbit guard, it needs little care. If you need help on how to plant them just ask us at the nursery and we show you all the tricks to the trade!
Today's special on tubestock. 6 pack for $22.00, normally $33.00.

Nursery open Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.
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December 16th, 8:43 am

Many faces of the Rottnest Isle Teatree, an incredibly versatile plant. Geraldtons native form of Rottnest Isle teatree (Melaleuca lanceolata) is a great windbreak and shade species. It is one you are likely to have great success with even if you are a beginner gardener or new property owner.  Apart from water to get established and perhaps a rabbit guard, it needs little care. If you need help on how to plant them just ask us at the nursery and we show you all the tricks to the trade! 
Todays special on tubestock. 6 pack for $22.00, normally $33.00.

Nursery open Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
333 David Road, Waggrakine. 08 99381628.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom.

 

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Tony Elliss

I’ll be there !

Something special this Sunday!Adenanthos cuneatus - the Coastal Jugflower Western Australia has such a wonderful diversity of plants. Look at this species with its fairy story book features. It exhibits all the delightful colours of christmas. The rich flowers colour, leaves like thick shiny rich velvet varying from silver to red to orange. Even the way its leaves wrap around the stem like a spiral staircase. This 1m sandplain species naturally occurs between Albany and Esperance and is even found on the sand dunes. Easy to grow, drought tolerant, great contrasting plant, great christmas present! Open 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday. 333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton. Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom ... See MoreSee Less

December 9th, 8:48 am

Something special this Sunday!

Adenanthos cuneatus - the Coastal Jugflower
Western Australia has such a wonderful diversity of plants. Look at this species with its fairy story book features. It exhibits all the delightful colours of christmas. The rich flowers colour, leaves like thick shiny rich velvet varying from silver to red to orange. Even the way its leaves wrap around the stem like a spiral staircase.
This 1m sandplain species naturally occurs between Albany and Esperance and is even found on the sand dunes. Easy to grow, drought tolerant, great contrasting plant, great christmas present!
Open 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday.
333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton.
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom
... See MoreSee Less

December 9th, 8:47 am

Adenanthos cuneatus - the Coastal Jugflower
Western Australia has such a wonderful diversity of plants. Look at this species with its fairy story book features. It exhibits all the delightful colours of christmas. The rich flowers colour, leaves like thick shiny rich velvet varying from silver to red to orange. Even the way its leaves wrap around the stem like a spiral staircase. 
This 1m sandplain species naturally occurs between Albany and Esperance and is even found on the sand dunes.  Easy to grow, drought tolerant, great contrasting plant, great christmas present!
Open 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday.
333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton.
Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom

 

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Nicole Tolomeo

Karen Brown

How beautiful 🥰

Lets look at using our local native plants as reliable frameworks in our landscape. They are the hardy species that can create microclimates for more productive plants within.Sunday's feature plant is Olearia axillaris. The Coastal Daisy bush. Now this is an interesting plant, it is one of the few easily grown local native coastal plants that has grey to white foliage. The leaves also have a pleasant scent when crushed and according to Rippey, E., Rowland, B. (2004) Coastal plants book they were used as a herb in cooking by early European settlers. This plant grows to around 1.5 m high in Geraldton, needs no fertiliser or care once established, and thrives growing on sand dunes with full coastal exposure. It has so many potential uses, from incorporation into a fragrant garden, low hedges or simply contrasting backdrops throughout the landscape. I have friend who has used it as a hedge on the south side of a house and it has done well even with full shade of the building over winter. Our Sunday special is 5 tubes for $15.00. Open 10.00am -5.00pm Sunday. 333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton. Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom ... See MoreSee Less

December 2nd, 8:45 am

Lets look at using our local native plants as reliable frameworks in our landscape. They are the hardy species that can create microclimates for more productive plants within.

More unique local provenance species from the Midwest of Australia.The Clawflowers, the Calothamnus genus. It is quite unbelievable that plants that grow naturally on white sandplain can produce such vibrant displays of flowers with no water, fertiliser or any help from humans. If you look carefully at the stamens in the flower you can see why they are called clawflowers. It is so interesting how natural replicates patterns in both animal and plants. Sometimes this species is referred to as the 1/2 sided bottlebrush. There are 46 species of Calothamus in WA of which only a few are commercially available. This "Stockyard Gully" species only grows 3/4 meter high and is available for the first time so if you want to introduce a little uniqueness into your garden, here is a great species to try. We have tubestock and 3 litre bag stock ready to plant now. Tubes $4.40 each. 3l bags $15.40 Our Sunday special is 5 tubes for $15.00. Open 10.00am -5.00pm Sunday. 333 David Road Waggrakine, Geraldton. Local people, Local Plants, Local Wisdom ... See MoreSee Less

November 25th, 7:29 am

More unique local provenance species from the Midwest of Australia.
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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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