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National Tree Day 2017 Special

National Tree Day 2017 Special

We are helping celebrate 2017 National Tree Day Sunday, July 30th with a two for the price of one special on our Murchison Clawflower (Calothamnus quadrifidus) tubestock – $4.40 each! This weekend only.

A lovely local native from Wicherina that’s great for attracting nectar feeding birds and providing valuable habitat.

It’s a local provenance native – just what’s recommended by the good folks at Planet Ark.

We’re at the Sunday Platform Markets

We’re at the Sunday Platform Markets

Want locally grown plants suited to our Midwest but can’t make it out to our nursery in Waggrakine?

Sunday morning’s, 8am until 12 noon, we’re back at the Platform Markets, held at the old railway station in central Geraldton.

We bring down a good selection of wind and sun hardened plants for wind breaks, screening hedges, native feature and bird attracting plants.

Heirloom Tomatoes Seedings

Heirloom Tomatoes Seedings

Heirloom Tomato Seedlings – we have a selection of our own Yilgarn Seeds‘ heirloom tomatoes, grown right here in our Permaculture Nursery and available as seedlings and ready to plant.

Varieties includes – Yellow Plum, Budiah, Black Krim, Saint Pierre, Tigerella, Sweetie, Indian Mayan and Pink Ponderosa.

Not only can you have your very own tasty tomatoes acclimatised to our Geraldton and midwest region climate, but as open pollinated , non-GMO varieties you’ll be ale to save the seed from your tomato fruit and become a seed saver. How good is that!

Come in before they are all sold.

New Season Plants for Geraldton and our Midwest

New Season Plants for Geraldton and our Midwest

Julie, Naomi and Beck have been busy over the summer months in the Permaculture Nursery propagating new season trees, shrubs and ground covers for Geraldton and the Midwest region.

We have a large selection of local Wattles, Gums, Teatrees, Bottlebrushes and more. From Inland to coast. We have also grown a selection of our heirloom vegetable seedlings.

All plants are Sun and wind hardened. If you need any advice on the best plants for your place we are more than happy to help.

Winter Hours (April to October) 10-5 Thursday to Monday. Closed Public Holidays.
Permaculture Nursery – ‘locally owned, locally grown’

Where to Find Us

Where to Find Us

We’re located at 333 David Rd (North), on the corner of Tramway Rd, in Waggrakine, Geraldton.

Coming from the Northwest Coastal Hwy? Turn off at Tramway Rd, come all the way east until you reach the junction with David Rd (North), turn right and we’re immediately on the right.

Coming via Chapman Valley Rd? Please note David Rd (South) ends at Collins Rd. Turn right, then a quick left and you are onto David Rd (North).  See you soon!

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August 19th, 9:05 pm

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Lighthouse Open Day tomorrow, Sunday! We'll be there with plants for sale and permaculture planting demos over the day.. Come out and check out our solar cooker demo. Who needs electricity when we have the sun.
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August 19th, 9:02 pm

Lighthouse Open Day tomorrow, Sunday! Well be there with plants for sale and permaculture planting demos over the day.. Come out and check out our solar cooker demo. Who needs electricity when we have the sun. https://goodness.org.au/event/point-moore-lighthouse-open-day-2/

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August 18th, 8:23 pm

Having a plant stall and doing demos. Its tomorrow, this Saturday, 11.00am to 1.30pm. Should be a good day. Come and find out about Drylands Plant project!

 

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August 18th, 8:09 pm

Having a plant stall and doing demos. Its tomorrow, this Saturday, 11.00am to 1.30pm. Should be a good day. Come and find out about Drylands Plant project!

 

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August 12th, 8:13 am

Great opportunity..

 

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The Goodness Festival - Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour
Tickets are $10! 11 tickets to go.. See our event.
Twenty nine years ago, Julie Firth along with numerous volunteers embarked on a dryland challenge of turning a cleared sandplain block into a thriving productive organic permaculture system. Experience the hum and energy of this established well designed, semi arid oasis nestled in the ourskirts of rural Waggrakine. See where Yilgarn Seeds are grown and learn how heirloom seed varieties are adapted to the Geraldton region. Walk beneath the canopy of the food forest and see how the fertility is maintained using various animals.
Hear stories of the trials and tribulations of the farm and nursery's development. Experience the magic this place holds and see the beauty created from working with patterns of nature and with the use of local resources.
You'll also have an opportunity over morning tea to meet Julie and some of the volunteers that have participated in making of this place.

Morning Tea Provided.
Bring: Water bottle, hat sunscreen, enclosed shoes and $ to buy plants and seeds.
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August 12th, 8:00 am

The Goodness Festival - Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour Tickets are $10! 11 tickets to go.. See our event. Twenty nine years ago, Julie Firth along with numerous volunteers embarked on a dryland challenge of turning a cleared sandplain block into a thriving productive organic permaculture system. Experience the hum and energy of this established well designed, semi arid oasis nestled in the ourskirts of rural Waggrakine. See where Yilgarn Seeds are grown and learn how heirloom seed varieties are adapted to the Geraldton region. Walk beneath the canopy of the food forest and see how the fertility is maintained using various animals. Hear stories of the trials and tribulations of the farm and nurserys development. Experience the magic this place holds and see the beauty created from working with patterns of nature and with the use of local resources. Youll also have an opportunity over morning tea to meet Julie and some of the volunteers that have participated in making of this place. Morning Tea Provided. Bring: Water bottle, hat sunscreen, enclosed shoes and $ to buy plants and seeds.Image attachment

 

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So sorry I missed this today. Do these tours happen at other times of the year ?

See you tomorrow julie 😊

Any room left?

Kerrie

Mark Bock

Roland Pace

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Here is a list of links to those who have inspired us and influenced our work.

May your food gardens flourish in the sands of the drylands‘. Julie Firth, 1996.

Seasonal Opening Times

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

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: ‘Punky’ our Emu © J. Firth 2006

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