5acres for lease on a 7-acre farmstead in Cottage Grove, Lane County

Description

 

I have been farming regeneratively here for the past 12 years with my family, raising a small herd of dairy animals and other livestock using rotational grazing methods and also, growing vegetables and fruit using no till and low input methods but working towards no input.  

Recently my partner passed, so I am now looking for a permanent renter to live and farm the land. I am not able to run it all on my own. I have cut back drastically on animals. I would like to find a land mate (or a couple) to rent the cottage and farm five acres following similar methods. You can find out more about the farmstead here: https://wwoofusa.org/en/host/21164  

and the cottage here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1064937776861317/?multi_permalinks=6448868921801482 

Long term plans for the cottage is to build an outdoor shower and a full kitchenette inside.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Find a land mate interested in also farming regeneratively.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

I have a few ideas but at the moment can only focus on healing from the loss of my husband and being open to the opportunity to share the land and farming.


Current Use

Small herd of dairy goats graze the land and the neighbor's forests. We have wonderful neighbors that also let us graze their land. There are 100 30-year-old blue berry plants and fruit trees, and a large vegetable garden. You are welcome to start your own garden or also garden in the same fenced in area. But the 5 acres across the creek are not currently being used much so it's available for pasturing goats, sheep, chicken, or other livestock.


Available Water / Irrigation

well for moderate irrigation


Soil Type / Quality

clay but builds up nicely with organic matter. I have grown all kinds of vegetables, including 5 lb cabbages. The fields have a mixed grass and herbs and wild plants suitable for grazing sheep, cows, goats and chickens.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

share barn and shop


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

A large chicken tractor on wheels, scythe, other hand tools, shop space, shed space.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

We don't have water rights in our creek. The 5 acres would best be used for livestock, however, there is a good area were a pond would be built and in the future used for irrigation.


What are you doing as a landholder to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your land and in your community?

I have hosted farm interns through Wwoof for many years from different countries and different cultures. I feel I treat everyone with respect. My own household and family is of mixed ethnicity and I myself have experienced immigrating to the USA as a young child only speaking Spanish. So, I try to make a strong effort in not being racist or judgmental to others that might be different from myself. I have many friends from different cultures too. Our neighbors are also very kind and welcoming. We visit with each other and hold community pot lucks and even help each other with projects.


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County: Lane

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 7.5 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 5

Date Property is Available: May 21, 2023

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Lease Rate / Price: rent of the cottage $550 + portion of the bills ( internet, electricity, trash) (recently $70 or less)

Date when this listing was created: May 10, 2024

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, 7

Farming Practices Allowed: Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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