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Out of Season Hours 2023-2024

Farm and Nursery – Out of Season Hours 2023 – 2024.

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

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

Cookie

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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Organic red dragonfruit are being harvested again and for sale. Ph Johnny on 0458 381628 to pick up. $4 each. $3.50 each if you buy 6 or more. Our organic fresh Garden honey is also available. $10 for 500g.333 David Rd, Waggrakine.
Please park by the Big blue mailbox and walk in.

Organic red dragonfruit are being harvested again and for sale. Ph Johnny on 0458 381628 to pick up. $4 each. $3.50 each if you buy 6 or more. Our organic fresh Garden honey is also available. $10 for 500g.

333 David Rd, Waggrakine.
Please park by the Big blue mailbox and walk in.
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January 6th, 4:23 pm
Hi folks,
Over the last couple of years I have propagated and grafted a lot of Marula trees. These are renown for their fruit and its fast fermentation used to make the famous Marula beer well known in Southern Africa countries. Some of you may be familiar with the utube video of drunken wild animals after eating the fruit. It is also used to make Amarula Cream Liqueur.Marula fruit can also be eaten fresh out of hand or to make cordials. They have a large nut inside which can also be eaten but is hard to extract.
Marula trees are deciduous (lose their leaves in winter). They enjoy hot weather and are very drought tolerant.  We have also found they are also extremely fire retardent. Their limbs are quite fleshy. We have used them around the farm as shade trees. They are the favourite trees of our resident Tawny Frogmouths Birds in Summer.They can be tricky to propagate from seed but I have found a few tricks and now have lots available for sale. Plants are either Male or Female. You need one of each to produce fruit. We have various sizes available ranging from $33 to $125. We have both grafted and non grafted plants.
Plants need to be picked up from the nursery.We are happy to open up over the Christmas break providing you can give us notice.
Phone Johnny on 0458 381628 or message me to visit the nursery.Park by the big blue mailbox and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.

Hi folks,
Over the last couple of years I have propagated and grafted a lot of Marula trees. These are renown for their fruit and its fast fermentation used to make the famous Marula beer well known in Southern Africa countries. Some of you may be familiar with the utube video of drunken wild animals after eating the fruit. It is also used to make Amarula Cream Liqueur.

Marula fruit can also be eaten fresh out of hand or to make cordials. They have a large nut inside which can also be eaten but is hard to extract.
Marula trees are deciduous (lose their leaves in winter). They enjoy hot weather and are very drought tolerant. We have also found they are also extremely fire retardent. Their limbs are quite fleshy. We have used them around the farm as shade trees. They are the favourite trees of our resident Tawny Frogmouths Birds in Summer.

They can be tricky to propagate from seed but I have found a few tricks and now have lots available for sale. Plants are either Male or Female. You need one of each to produce fruit. We have various sizes available ranging from $33 to $125. We have both grafted and non grafted plants.
Plants need to be picked up from the nursery.

We are happy to open up over the Christmas break providing you can give us notice.
Phone Johnny on 0458 381628 or message me to visit the nursery.

Park by the big blue mailbox and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.
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December 19th, 7:00 pm

8 CommentsComment on Facebook

I would love a few.

Like the trees but not the snakes

They look beautiful. I hope this doesn’t sound like a stupid question. But could you explain the difference between grafted and non grafted. Plus how do they handle the wind up here in White Peak. I am up on the hill so can be extremely windy.

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Living Xmas Trees
A good range still available..
Experience the smell of pine and the beauty of a real tree this Christmas.
We have Norfolk Island Pines in large bags for sale. ($88-$120). they grow well around the coastal Geraldton Region and can be planted out or put into a bigger pot after Christmas.
Phone Johnny on 0458381628 or message me to visit the nursery.
Park by the big blue mailboX and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.

Living Xmas Trees
A good range still available..
Experience the smell of pine and the beauty of a real tree this Christmas.
We have Norfolk Island Pines in large bags for sale. ($88-$120). they grow well around the coastal Geraldton Region and can be planted out or put into a bigger pot after Christmas.
Phone Johnny on 0458381628 or message me to visit the nursery.
Park by the big blue mailboX and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.
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December 19th, 6:00 pm

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Merry Christmas Julie and Johnny! Would love one of your Christmas trees, but….🎄

Do you have any Royal poinciana trees

Lynnette Maclachlan

Living Xmas trees
Experience the smell of pine and the beauty of a real tree this Christmas!
We have Norfolk Island Pines for sale. ($88 to $120) They can be potted on to larger pots or planted out after Xmas.
Phone Johnny on 0458 381628 to visit the nursery.
Park by the big blue mailbox and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.

Living Xmas trees
Experience the smell of pine and the beauty of a real tree this Christmas!
We have Norfolk Island Pines for sale. ($88 to $120) They can be potted on to larger pots or planted out after Xmas.
Phone Johnny on 0458 381628 to visit the nursery.
Park by the big blue mailbox and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.
... See MoreSee Less

December 6th, 7:09 pm
Living Xmas trees
Experience the smell of pine and the beauty of a real tree this Christmas!
We have Norfolk Island Pines for sale. ($88 to $120) They can be potted on to larger pots or planted out after Xmas.Phone Johnny on 0458 381628 to visit the nursery.
Park by the big blue mailbox and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.

Living Xmas trees
Experience the smell of pine and the beauty of a real tree this Christmas!
We have Norfolk Island Pines for sale. ($88 to $120) They can be potted on to larger pots or planted out after Xmas.

Phone Johnny on 0458 381628 to visit the nursery.
Park by the big blue mailbox and walk in.
333 David Road,
Waggrakine.
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November 24th, 7:21 pm
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Drylands Foundation
333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine
Geraldton,Western Australia 6530

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Mob. 0458 38 1628
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ABN: 60 163 754 943

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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: ‘Punky’ our Emu © J. Firth 2006

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