Heart 2 Heart Farms is a small, forested, 10 acre Permaculture farm nestled in the fertile hills of the Willamette Valley. Between the quaint towns of Newberg and Sherwood, this oasis is in the middle of wine country, just 30 minutes south of Portland, is a teaching facility, hosting a myriad of community outreach, up-cycling, homesteading, and prepping workshops, so be prepared for a busy environment, large crowds, and mixed-use spaces. We are almost completely self-sufficient, producing large varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables, breeding, butchering, and selling heritage chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, quail, chukar, rabbits, pigs, goats, sheep, cattle, yak, and alpaca. We tan hides, carve bone, save seed, occasionally blow glass, throw pottery, create alternative/green energy, dig root cellars, and build creatively and constantly. Our sloped and terraced community farm has far more space than we have time and energy to use to the fullest, and have recently opened to the idea of leasing some of the space and/or creating barter relationships.
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Our short-term vision for the property is being realized as we speak-to complete the 6-8 open projects and streamline/optimize the existing operations. We would also like to establish a few independent operators to assist with land stewardship and increase productivity of the space and decrease the personal management needed.
Our long-term vision is to continue to use this space as a teaching and educational facility, equipping independent operators to manage most of the production. This will allow us to expand and go more in-depth with training and certification we provide, to include natural building, basic and advanced Permaculture technique and application, horticulture, animal husbandry, food preservation, fermentation, plant identification/natural foraging, and primitive skills.
We have three primary areas available: The front hill is a terraced and amended south-facing slope that have not yet been planted in. The poultry pasture is 2 acres of partially wooded Douglas Fir, and we have an additional 4 acres of wooded mixed use browsing space and native habitat that's virtually unused at the moment.
Well on site
Sandy loam with great organic matter, good clay content, and established vermiculture and mycorrhiza colonies.
We have multiple barns and greenhouse space for lease and/or use, depending on the particulars of the lease/situation.
We have a skid steer on site, as well as rototiller, chipper, dump truck, and pickup trucks for lease or sale. Hand tools are also available, depending on the arrangement.
Creating and supporting natural borders, food forests, and wildlife habitat (and incorporating these into a holistic/natural pest management strategy) is a very high priority to us, so intensive planting/row crops is not likely a fit on this site.
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