Newledo Exploration Hub is in the early stages of transforming an 18 acre former dairy farm, 3 miles east of Newport and the Oregon Coast, into a live/work innovation space for climate conscious practitioners in farming, energy, waste to value and shelter.
We have a residency opportunity for one or more emerging /startup regenerative farmers.
The resident farmer(s) would be allocated 3 acres of land, a dedicated area in our 150′ barn, and access to the woodshop. We are aiming to build a geothermal greenhouse so the farmer(s) would also have this space for year round growing season. They can curate the selection of crops and retain all revenue from the sale of grown products. Additionally, we have contacts in the Newport community to help with access to markets, and offer our skills in business development and marketing.
Regarding onsite housing, the farmer(s) would be provided a bedroom in the 5 bedroom farm house or could bring their own tiny house or trailer to park at the farm. They would have access to all communal amenities including wifi, kitchen and laundry. We may also be able to provide use of a single wide trailer for private accommodations, if that would be preferred over a bedroom or if one doesn’t own a trailer.
The farmer(s) would also be able to host visitors to see their operation or lead a workshop or event.
And the participating farmer(s) would be welcomed to participate in other activities happening at the farm and be part of our small but growing community.
We are open to a long term lease agreement, 5+ years or exploring an ongoing partnership.
The rent would be $800/month, including utilities ($1000/month for use of the single wide trailer). These funds go towards supporting the development of the Newledo Exploration Hub. For more about Newledo visit www.NewLedoHub.org
For more information or questions, please contact Nicole at email@example.com or 510-684-9892.
Is to design and build the geothermal greenhouse, bring in organic matter to amend the soil in areas to be used for farming and add fruit trees, native and riparian plants throughout the site.
To be a regional leader in regenerative innovation and part of a global movement for more climate conscious practices. And to provide a valuable opportunity to a startup farmer(s), helping them to create a thriving business for themselves.
We just purchased the property in August, 2022. The previous owner used the pastures as grazing areas for her long horned steer and 2 horses. Prior to that it was a dairy farm for 40+ years. When it operated as a dairy, the size of the property was 200+ acres and accommodated 100+ dairy cows. Beaver Creek runs through the middle of the property and Jack Creek runs along the southern edge. The area provided for farming is in the southern pasture.
50,000 gallon cistern and rain water storage
Nahelem silt loam. We would help bring organic matter to improve overall soil health.
Portion of the 150' barn, access to a high tunnel, work space in the wood shop
The farmer(s) would have to provide their own tools. We can provide locked storage area for all tools.
The land is zoned for agriculture
With a background in social mission and social justice based projects, we will always strive to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all.
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