A south-facing, gently sloping, scenic, ten acre, mostly pasture “polyculture farm-in-waiting” (in Oregon’s Tualatin River Valley, 20 miles SW of downtown Portland on excellent roads) seeks YOU (singular or plural) for potential partnership with the old folk-city-type resident landowners. If you are an entrepreneurial, hard working, fun and happy-self starter, who plays well with others, you will thrive here if you want to. We want to help you so much, it will hurt sometimes (and we can take “butt out, please” for an answer;). Pretty much everything you need for a successful farm is currently on hand … in need of maintenance and, ahem, a little love, actually: barn, moveable run-in sheds, huge compost pile, good perimeter fencing, tractor, RTV, pick up truck, portable fencing galore, water toughs, “bone yard” of building materials, work shop, tools, etc… you get the idea. There is a permaculture master design plan in progress. Hedgerows, olives, figs, berries and pond getting nicely established. This “farmette” was carved out of former conventional dairy pasture and is waiting for your good stewardship and productivity. We have detailed soil reports. You can bring a tiny home or trailer, set up a yurt, fix up the full size old Airstream currently onsite, or something like that (there may be a neighbor barn apartment??) as long as you can make it pretty. We live here with our 2 pet horses and dogs and you can farm away, Polyface style, and house-sit so we can travel and brag about you (and help you succeed) and everyone will live happily ever after* (*details to be determined at MOU signing, your results may vary, be sure to consult family, friends, God, goddesses and a paralegal friend of friend before pursuing this opportunity). We can’t pay you cash money but we offer all the tools, land and human resource type connections you may need. We can micro-loan and we will be good at helping you sell, actually. We are your farm cheerleaders and networkers, not your farming knowledge mentors😉 but we can set you up with those folks, too if needed.
PS: The big picture vision is to create such a compelling model of beauty and productivity that we achieve World Domination Through Good Works by replicating it. Or as much of that as we can manage in this lifetime. How does that sound?
Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property
Get one or more skilled farmer/producers in place to implement a committed shift from random hobby-farm endeavors to mindful, vigorously productive farm systems. Free us resident older city type folks to do old folk stuff and leave you in peace and us in freedom.
Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property
See above. Create a highly productive system of stacked functions that provides multiple income streams for multiple people and allows us to grow old gracefully but securely and multiple farm enterprises to prosper and be a model for others, ideally. The groundwork is laid for resource-sharing with neighbors and other farmers.
Horses are contained in perimeter paddock system. No currently active livestock or cropping systems but cattle and chickens have been rotated around all pastures and kept in winter sacrifice areas in recent years until September/October of this year.
Available Water / Irrigation
well water only... water catching could easily be done to meet agricultural needs
Soil Type / Quality
75% Quatama loam, 25% Woodburn Silt loam according to NRCS Custom Soil Resource Report
Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use
barn, workshop, covered shed, 3 "portable" Noble run-in sheds, 2 fixed, one on skids
Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease
tractor, pick up truck, RTV with dump bed, lots of tools and equipment, portable fencing, horse trailer, harrow, multiple trailer beds, etc
Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production
property is zoned EFU
Locations of land listings on map are not necessarily exact. Many are located on the nearest town or city.
Total Acreage: A bit over 10
Acreage Available to Landseeker: almost 9
Date Property is Available: November 23, 2017
Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other
Lease Rate / Price: negotiable
Date when this listing was created:
November 27, 2017
Current Farming Practices: , Organic, Not Certified, , , ,
Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, , Other
Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other
Housing Available? Yes
Water Available? Yes
Property Fenced? Yes
Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes