Bring Your Animals! Join our regenerative agriculture farm collaborative!

Description

We are building a 10-acre pemaculture food forest/silvopasture system on our 39-acre farm located 35 miles east of Portland, near Sandy, OR. We are looking for someone with similar vision for ecologically, socially and economically responsible farming systems to join our collaborative farm. You would bring a pastured animal (chicken, duck, geese, lamb, goat, pig?) enterprise to join and integrate into the existing collaborative farming enterprises on the farm. We would work together to design an intensive rotational grazing plan, cross-fencing, housing, and water access for your animal operation. Land lease fees would be nominal and depend on animal volume/types, electricity demand. Lease fees could be paid through work trade arrangement, or be offset by employing animal grazing methods that improve soil fertility.

On-site housing options include a 200ft2 cabin or hook-up for an RV/tiny house. The RV 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 shower, electricity, heat, water, and a kitchenette. Fully renovated in 2016. No phone, internet, or trash service provided.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Collaboratively design and implement a regenerative, ecologically appropriate silvopasture production system across the farm. We have preliminary designs, but want to work with partners to refine these concepts into workable plans for a multi-partner, multi-enterprise system.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

A thoughtfully designed and carefully tended farm community and agriculture production system built on regenerative organic practices; protection and enhancement of native wild areas and ecological functions and processes; and community values of cooperation and socially and ecologically responsible living.


Current Use

Most of the property - about 20 acres - is rewilding native forest, wetland, and prairie. There's a fence around a 12-acre area in which we have 1.5 acres of annual vegetable production, fruit/nut tree plantings, and fields prepped for berry production. Animals could be pastured within the 12-acre fence or surrounding areas.


Available Water / Irrigation

12 acre water right


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Access to farm shop and shared/communal spaces. You would need to provide animal housing and/or storage space for supplies.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Tractor, truck, and basic farm equipment available.


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County: Clackamas

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 39

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 12+

Date Property is Available: February 1, 2020

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable

Date when this listing was created: January 13, 2020

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Season Extension

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Herbs, Horses, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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