22 acres in Polk County, near Dallas, OR


Description

Our property offers a variety of diversity, separated into  sections for dwellings, about 2 acres we will be conserving for wetlands, 3 acres designated for agriculture and 15 acres of forest perfect for permaculture designs and food forests. Our property is also bordered by a year round creek.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

We would like to continue to optimize the space we have with folks looking to practice alternative agriculture. We have all sorts of visitors coming through and want to be able to demonstrate multiple ways of growing food in the hopes they can take what they have seen and apply in their own setting. We will be opening our doors once a month next season for visitors to come and enjoy live music while picking their own vegetables from the section we farm. Ultimately we are looking for partners that want to learn, teach and grow with our community.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Our goal is to develop our facilities to provide opportunities for education, demonstration, project management, and research. Also we are working to develop a network of knowledge sharing between artists, students, horticulturalists, builders, yogis, wellness experts, performers, educators and other intentional members to become a positive force locally and beyond.
We want to bloom into a sustainable artistic collective that provides an innovative environment where open-minded individuals can stay and volunteer, attend classes, enjoy art and music events, spearhead development projects , or simply enjoy what farm life has to offer.


Current Use

We are currently farming about 1 acre at the time, we will continue farming this section for our customers and events. We have dairy goats and chickens that are all free range. The forest is utilized for a few events we have during the summer and camping to visitors and volunteers.


Available Water / Irrigation

Water Co-Op from Little Luckiamute River


Soil Type / Quality

There has only been one previous owner, she practiced organically for the last 40 years. There is quite a bit of clay, but our production has been very rewarding with few amendments. We do have some flooding in the winter, but if you build your sections where you choose to plant it will not be a problem.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

3 barns-We currently have goats, llamas and chickens, while we don’t want anymore livestock we are happy to share our knowledge and herd! They make some mighty fine compost.
Full woodworking shop
Hoop House
Start Room


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

We have a multitude of resources you will have access including: tiller, tractor, standard farming tools, cider press, walk in refrigerator, solar dehydrator and saw mill if you are in to building your own structures.


Polk
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County: Polk

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 22

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 3-10

Date Property is Available: November 1, 2016

Possible Business Arrangements: Partnership

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: November 2, 2016
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Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

Farming Practices Allowed: Organic, Not Certified

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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