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Heirloom Seeds – Pricing 2022

As of Monday the 17th of January, 2022 we are increasing our seed packet price this year to $6.00 including GST. Our seed production cost in the drylands has significantly increased over the past 10 years and we are...

Somewhere under the rainbow…

Thankyou to our volunteers and team at Drylands for helping out with the cob render of our strawbale common room

Seasonal Hours 2022 – 2023

Farm and Nursery – Seasonal Closing
and Plant Stock Purchases

Seed Sales Limited

Heirloom Seed Sales – Demand and Current Limitations

Flowering Shrubs on our Farm

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

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.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Fiery Bottlebrush

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

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Dongara Mallee

Drop in to our nursery for tubestock of sun hardened Dongara Mallees. These are great coastal windbreak and screening mallee trees that suit alkaline soil, that also grow well further inland.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Jam Trees

Acacia acuminata – Commonly known as Raspberry Jam Tree, an excellent small windbreak and privacy screening trees. On our farm, our Jam trees provide shade for our goose and chicken pens, and provide forage for our bees.

Meet the Team

Julie

Julie

Managing Director

Farm & Nursery Manager

Johnny

Johnny

Director

Farm Assistant & Admin

Josslyn

Josslyn

Director

Policy and Finance

Cookie

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Volunteer

Farm Jobs & Seed Order Dispatch

Connect to those who have Inspired Us!

Bill Mollison

Founder of Permaculture

CERES

Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies , Melbourne, Australia

Christopher Alexander

‘Pattern Language’ – Architect & Author

Damon Annison

Photographer, Aust.

David Holmgren

Co-originator of Permaculture

Elaine Ingham

Microbiologist and Soil Biology researcher,  Soil Food Web Inc.

Jude and Michel Fanton

Seed Savers Network, NSW, Aust.

Kibbutz Lotan

Permaculture Kibbutz, Israel

Rob Hopkins

Transition Culture Founder, U.K.

We Are Arising, Andrew Outhwaite

Sustainability Coaching and Leadership, Fremantle, Western Australia

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It is our last open Sunday this season. We will open again at the end of Autumn next year (April). All sales after this Sunday 25th Sept will be by appointment. Mb Johnny: 0458381628.I will still be posting on any plant stock during spring and summer as it becomes available.
Our raw honey will continue to be available so just phone first to pick up.I’m bringing out a couple unusual things that I have Grafted. They are both deciduous and about to burst with new spring/summer growth.
1. AFRICAN MARULA trees - these are $99 each. You will need both Male and Female trees to produce fruit. (12 left)
2. KING SHATOOT WHITE MULBERRY - $88 each. Only need one, they are an amazing edible feature tree. Ideal to plant on the northside of a building as a lawn or garden centre piece.  (1 only)We also have Monto Vetiver Grass available in tubes. $6.60 each. This is a fast growing grass that gets to 2m+ tall. It makes an great non competitive windbreak around vege gardens and orchards. Once you have a stock plant growing, they can be multiplied easily by division. They are a great mulch source if you want to regularly cut them back.
Last week’s  specials are still available. See our last post.Have a great day!
333 David rd, Waggrakine,
Mb: Johnny 0458381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.

It is our last open Sunday this season. We will open again at the end of Autumn next year (April). All sales after this Sunday 25th Sept will be by appointment. Mb Johnny: 0458381628.

I will still be posting on any plant stock during spring and summer as it becomes available.
Our raw honey will continue to be available so just phone first to pick up.

I’m bringing out a couple unusual things that I have Grafted. They are both deciduous and about to burst with new spring/summer growth.
1. AFRICAN MARULA trees - these are $99 each. You will need both Male and Female trees to produce fruit. (12 left)
2. KING SHATOOT WHITE MULBERRY - $88 each. Only need one, they are an amazing edible feature tree. Ideal to plant on the northside of a building as a lawn or garden centre piece. (1 only)

We also have Monto Vetiver Grass available in tubes. $6.60 each. This is a fast growing grass that gets to 2m+ tall. It makes an great non competitive windbreak around vege gardens and orchards. Once you have a stock plant growing, they can be multiplied easily by division. They are a great mulch source if you want to regularly cut them back.
Last week’s specials are still available. See our last post.

Have a great day!
333 David rd, Waggrakine,
Mb: Johnny 0458381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.
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September 24th, 6:32 pm

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Oooh I've wanted a white Mulberry for ages!

Danielle Hayes

One of the last few Sundays we will be open this season. After this we will be open by appointment.
We have almost sold all our native tubestock this year. Most of our plant stock available is now larger.I have a few plants I’d like to clear. These are absolute bargains so don’t miss out if it interests you:SUNDAY’S BARGAINS:
I have big 4 CANDLENUT trees (left in 6 litre bags) Aleurites mollucanus. They were $66 and need to be planted. I am happy to let them go to a good home for $30 each.I also have lots of PANDAN. Our large pots which can be divided in to many were $33.00 each, these I have reduced to $25 each. I am letting smaller 2 litre pots go for $10 each.Other plants that may interest are:
DESERT KURRAJONGS $27.50 - These long lived iconic species are just about to burst out their spring growth in 2 litres.  Plus three large ones - $77.
NORKOLK ISLAND PINES - $44 each. Looking fabulous if you have a coastal spot and plenty of space. Could easily  be potted on and sold as advanced trees.We still have 3 PASSIONFRUIT varieties left after last weeks sales.And our wonderful RAW HONEY $10 each and HONEY COMB.. $5.00 each. While our honey is no longer runny it has a lovely soft texture that melts in your mouth with a malty edge to the flavour.
To keep this honey liquid we would have to substantially heat it and this would damage its natural microbiome and hence many health benefits. To pass on these benefits, we choose to sell it raw and unheatedunseated.See you tomorrow and have a lovely day.333 David Road , Waggrakine.
MB 0458381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.

One of the last few Sundays we will be open this season. After this we will be open by appointment.
We have almost sold all our native tubestock this year. Most of our plant stock available is now larger.

I have a few plants I’d like to clear. These are absolute bargains so don’t miss out if it interests you:

SUNDAY’S BARGAINS:
I have big 4 CANDLENUT trees (left in 6 litre bags) Aleurites mollucanus. They were $66 and need to be planted. I am happy to let them go to a good home for $30 each.

I also have lots of PANDAN. Our large pots which can be divided in to many were $33.00 each, these I have reduced to $25 each. I am letting smaller 2 litre pots go for $10 each.

Other plants that may interest are:
DESERT KURRAJONGS $27.50 - These long lived iconic species are just about to burst out their spring growth in 2 litres. Plus three large ones - $77.
NORKOLK ISLAND PINES - $44 each. Looking fabulous if you have a coastal spot and plenty of space. Could easily be potted on and sold as advanced trees.

We still have 3 PASSIONFRUIT varieties left after last weeks sales.

And our wonderful RAW HONEY $10 each and HONEY COMB.. $5.00 each. While our honey is no longer runny it has a lovely soft texture that melts in your mouth with a malty edge to the flavour.
To keep this honey liquid we would have to substantially heat it and this would damage its natural microbiome and hence many health benefits. To pass on these benefits, we choose to sell it raw and unheatedunseated.

See you tomorrow and have a lovely day.

333 David Road , Waggrakine.
MB 0458381628
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.
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September 17th, 6:32 pm

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Is it cash only or do you take card

Ian Burrows

Sunday again and the nursery is open. 9.00am-3.00pm
This week I am bringing a few Pileanthus tubestock (also known as Coppercups) out of the shadehouse. These are breathtakingly beautiful wildflower shrubs that grow well on the sandplain. They are native around Yuna through to Sharkbay. If you have a native garden and you want it to stand out, think about this species.I also have four different passionfruit available:
TENNIS BALL PINK - $18.70 (20 left) My Favourite
PANAMA GOLD - $13.20 - a gi-normus and very vigorous variety which has been growing prolifically in Carnarvon. How to impress the neighbours. (30 left)
JAPANESE HARDSHELL - $16.50 a beautiful deciduous vine (3 left)
HAWAIIAN YELLOW - Our old faithful yellow variety with a lovely sweet tang. $13.20 (15 left).I have also brought out some MEXICAN OREGANO. $22 each. This is a great fast growing herbal shrub that you can regularly harvest for its oregano flavoured leaves. I only have 8 of these as they are difficult to propagate.AND…. We have lots of jars of our freshly robbed raw HONEY available.. $10 for 500g. Divine flavours this season!Have a great day!333 David Road, Waggrakine
MB Johnny 0458381628.
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.

Sunday again and the nursery is open. 9.00am-3.00pm
This week I am bringing a few Pileanthus tubestock (also known as Coppercups) out of the shadehouse. These are breathtakingly beautiful wildflower shrubs that grow well on the sandplain. They are native around Yuna through to Sharkbay. If you have a native garden and you want it to stand out, think about this species.

I also have four different passionfruit available:
TENNIS BALL PINK - $18.70 (20 left) My Favourite
PANAMA GOLD - $13.20 - a gi-normus and very vigorous variety which has been growing prolifically in Carnarvon. How to impress the neighbours. (30 left)
JAPANESE HARDSHELL - $16.50 a beautiful deciduous vine (3 left)
HAWAIIAN YELLOW - Our old faithful yellow variety with a lovely sweet tang. $13.20 (15 left).

I have also brought out some MEXICAN OREGANO. $22 each. This is a great fast growing herbal shrub that you can regularly harvest for its oregano flavoured leaves. I only have 8 of these as they are difficult to propagate.

AND…. We have lots of jars of our freshly robbed raw HONEY available.. $10 for 500g. Divine flavours this season!

Have a great day!

333 David Road, Waggrakine
MB Johnny 0458381628.
Local people, local plants, local wisdom.
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September 10th, 6:36 pm

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How is the wild flower season these days?

What fruit trees do you have available?

Open Sunday 9.00am- 3.00pm
Come and check out our freshly harvested honey and honey comb. $10 Jars For 500g. $5 tubs of honey comb. Our bees are located in the middle of our organic farm.We have also tubestock of Rottnest Island teatree available. Even though it it called Rottnest Isand teatree, this species occurs up and down the WA coast. We have grown our seedlings from native plants from the Drummonds cove area. The mother plant is actually growing up again the ocean.
They are incredibly hardy windbreak shrubs that tolerate most soil types, drought, wind and salt.
Their versatility allow them to be under pruned into canopy trees, or shaped into hedges. Their flowers are loved by bees as they are often flowering when our wildflowers have finished.
Tubestock are $4.40 each.333 David Rd, Waggrakine,
Phone Johnny Mb: 0458381628
Local people local plants, local wisdom.

Open Sunday 9.00am- 3.00pm
Come and check out our freshly harvested honey and honey comb. $10 Jars For 500g. $5 tubs of honey comb. Our bees are located in the middle of our organic farm.

We have also tubestock of Rottnest Island teatree available. Even though it it called Rottnest Isand teatree, this species occurs up and down the WA coast. We have grown our seedlings from native plants from the Drummonds cove area. The mother plant is actually growing up again the ocean.
They are incredibly hardy windbreak shrubs that tolerate most soil types, drought, wind and salt.
Their versatility allow them to be under pruned into canopy trees, or shaped into hedges. Their flowers are loved by bees as they are often flowering when our wildflowers have finished.
Tubestock are $4.40 each.

333 David Rd, Waggrakine,
Phone Johnny Mb: 0458381628
Local people local plants, local wisdom.
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August 20th, 7:35 pm

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Hi! Are you still open on Sunday’s & do you have any tubestock left of the Rotto tea tree please? Thanks!

Will you post your honey?

Love them make great shade trees when under pruned

Jolene Jacobs Allen

This Sunday, we have some honeycomb for sale. Tubs $5.00 each. It came out of our hives yesterday.  Our hives are located in the middle of our organic farm and the bees forage amongst our gardens, tree crops and native plants. 500g jars of liquid raw honey with pollen and creamed also available. $10 each.
Our plant of the week is the African Marula Tree.
After seeing and being fascinated by the Marula tree in the Kalahari desert 25 years ago, I bought some fruit back to Australia (via quarantine) to see if they would grow in Geraldton. Look what happened! Who has tried Amarula Cream or remembers seeing the African booze tree utube videos? Even better who remembers Marula Beer? Well, our trees are fruiting well in Geraldton and if anyone is interested we have plants for sale. They are deciduous. Grafted trees ($99 each) are available - male and female and yes you need one of each for fruit. Local pickup only. No interstate orders sorry.
Nursery Open Hours: Sunday, 9.00am-3.00pm or by appointment during the week. Mb: Johnny 0458 381628
333 David Road, Waggrakine.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom

This Sunday, we have some honeycomb for sale. Tubs $5.00 each. It came out of our hives yesterday. Our hives are located in the middle of our organic farm and the bees forage amongst our gardens, tree crops and native plants. 500g jars of liquid raw honey with pollen and creamed also available. $10 each.
Our plant of the week is the African Marula Tree.
After seeing and being fascinated by the Marula tree in the Kalahari desert 25 years ago, I bought some fruit back to Australia (via quarantine) to see if they would grow in Geraldton. Look what happened! Who has tried Amarula Cream or remembers seeing the African booze tree utube videos? Even better who remembers Marula Beer? Well, our trees are fruiting well in Geraldton and if anyone is interested we have plants for sale. They are deciduous. Grafted trees ($99 each) are available - male and female and yes you need one of each for fruit. Local pickup only. No interstate orders sorry.
Nursery Open Hours: Sunday, 9.00am-3.00pm or by appointment during the week. Mb: Johnny 0458 381628
333 David Road, Waggrakine.
Local plants, local people, local wisdom
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August 13th, 6:37 pm
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Drylands Foundation
333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine
Geraldton,Western Australia 6530

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Mob. 0458 38 1628
Email. info@drylands.org.au

ABN: 60 163 754 943

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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: ‘Punky’ our Emu © J. Firth 2006

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