For Lease: 1-50 Certified Organic acres in Sandy, OR | Now Taking Applications for the 2024 Season


Spirit in the Sky Farmers Cooperative ( originated from the original Eclectic Institute farm.

Founded in the early 1990s, the farm was purchased by Dr. Ed Alstat with the intent to provide sustainably grown herbs for Eclectic Institute’s botanical preparations. The farm sustained Eclectic Institute’s raw material needs for 30 years.

When Dr. Alstat passed, the farm was handed to his three children, Nick, Katy & Bobby.

This trio of Alstats have chosen to convert the farm to an Oregon Tilth Certified Growers Group, providing land resources to farmers graduating from Farm Incubator Programs.  This decision was made to honor their father’s dream of maintaining sustainable land for growing healthy crops.

We are wrapping up the 2023 Season and have four farmers who are returning. Activities include growing, camping, hiking, wildcrafting and workshops.

Please RSVP | 503.956.2227 for more information and the address.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Attract more farmers!
Wildcraft Workshops with Michael Pilarski (April 11, 2024)

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Offer long-term leases to farmers (up to 25 years)
Create a farming community
Develop a Tiny Home cluster
Develop a TiPi Village with a garden of Indegenous Plants

Current Use

As a farm - current cover crop Crimson Clover/Oat mix

Available Water / Irrigation

2 wells with water rights

Soil Type / Quality

Excellent Soil, sustainably farmed for 30 years

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Row Greenhouse
Poultry Yard
Community Garden
Historic Barn
5 Bed 2 Bath House
Potting shed

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Tractor with mow deck and disc.

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

No cannabis

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

Offering land on a long-term lease to farmers graduating from Farm Incubator Programs. Encourage people of color and generally marginalized populations to take advantage of this offering.

Locations of land listings on map are not necessarily exact. Many are located on the nearest town or city.
County: Clackamas

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 90

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1-5

Date Property is Available: October 10, 2023

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade

Lease Rate / Price: $225 per acre

Date when this listing was created: February 10, 2023

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Flowers, Herbs, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables, Vineyard

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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