Community member sought at intentional community in Coastal Range


Company: Alpha Farm Co-op
Location: 92819 Deadwood Creek Rd, Deadwood, OR 97430
Employment Type: Full-Time, Internship / Apprentice
Job Categories: Agriculture, Business, Nonprofit, Production
Region: Coastal
Date Posted: April 15, 2024

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Alpha Farm is a 280-acre intentional community nestled in a beautiful valley in the Oregon coastal range.  We are blessed with ~20 acres of arable land, and the infrastructure and tools to co-create abundance with it.  We are seeking a few new residents with experience farming/homesteading and a passion for community living!
We are an egalitarian, income-sharing community of 12 people (plus 8 cats, 2 goats, 6 ducks, and 20 chickens!).  The property is owned collectively, with decisions made by consensus.  We all share responsibility for the ongoing success of this hopeful experiment, and contribute by keeping the farm funded, maintained, clean, warm, and productive, etc.  We are located 40 minutes from the coast, and an hour from Eugene, giving us all the benefits of a quiet, rural, and serene setting, yet within easy reach of the conveniences of stores, an airport, and the beauty of the ocean.  You can find additional information about us at https://www.ic.org/directory/alpha-farm
In terms of farming infrastructure, there is currently 1 acre is used for production of summer vegetables, along with a 1-acre mature apple orchard, 5-acre pasture for our chickens, ducks, and goats, and ~12 acres of grassy meadow which can be used for hay or other crop production.  We have 2 tractors on site, with several implements including a windrower and bailer, all of which are in need of some repair.  We have a small greenhouse, woodshop, and a supply of tools and materials.  Presently, the limited amount of produce grown on site is consumed by the residents, though we are actively exploring options to expand operations and establish a CSA within the local community.
For an energetic and motivated farmer, there is a lot of potential here to pursue more intensive market gardening, establish a dairy operation, produce value-add products, etc.  Though the work will be collaborative, a self-starter with vision and drive is most likely to thrive here!