We honor that the land we steward lies in the ancestral lands of the Clackamas, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of the Siletz peoples.
We are looking for individuals interested in regenerative farming systems to be a part of our 39-acre farm/forest community located 35 miles east of Portland near Sandy, OR. We are hoping to find 2-3 people to trade farm work (especially animal management, camping/event coordination, native plant propagation, and vehicle/tractor and building construction/maintenance work, but also some orchard maintenance and garden management) for farm housing or space for your mobile housing unit. In addition to part-time work trade, you could set up and operate your own enterprise on the farm. In particular, a herb or flower business, mushroom operation, or additional pastured animal (chicken, duck, geese, sheep, goat, hog) enterprises would be very compatible within the current farm structure.
On-site housing options currently include a 200ft2 cabin or hook-up for a tiny house. The hook-up provides a 20 amp circuit and a hose line connection to well water, but no septic – you must set up and maintain a composting toilet system. The cabin has one bedroom, a bathroom with a shower, electricity, heat, water, and a kitchenette. A larger 900ft2 house may also be available. Phone, internet, and trash service are not provided. Internet is available, but not as cheap, fast, or reliable as found in urban areas.
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By using principles of indigenous land management, permaculture, biodynamic, organic regenerative agriculture, we hope to rebuild the ecological richness and function of the fields, pastures, forest, and wetland. We are in the establishment phase of building three integrated enterprises: raising pastured animals, propagating native plants for nursery stock, and hosting summer campers. Farm tenants/collaborators may want to work with these enterprises or establish independent but complementary enterprises on the farm.
Long-term, we envision a small (3-4 household) collaborative farm community dedicated to regenerative agriculture and a reciprocal/gift economy with the earth and each other. A farm cooperative runs and derives income from multiple niche enterprises. The land is flourishing with a thoughtfully crafted assemblage of native ecosystems, pasture-raised animals, perennial berries, nuts and fruits, and annual and perennial herbs, vegetables, and flowers.
homestead-scale gardening, orchards, rewilding forest
12-acre water rights, 15 gpm pump, irrigation system established for 6 acres
deep, well-drained, and easily worked,
high organic matter content (12-15%)
pH of 5.5
good fungal and bacterial diversity but low abundance and activity
nutrient-poor -- low NPK, magnesium and calcium
workshop, storage sheds, 12'x20' greenhouse
24 HP Kubota tractor, small trailer, mower, rototiller
At 1500 feet, the farm has a relatively short growing season (approximately 150 frost-free days per year).
While we want to welcome everyone with open arms, we realize that our actions and physical space may create unintended barriers. We are open to conversations and learning about how we can better ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
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