Regenerative Farmer Residency Opportunity at Farm near Newport


Description

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 farmers interested in regenerative, biodynamic and or biointensive farming practices.

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.

The farmer(s) would also be able to host visitors to see their operation or lead a workshop or event. And participating farmer(s) would be welcomed to participate in other activities happening at the farm and be part of our small but growing community.

Onsite housing is available in a renovated 1 bedroom mftg home. Included in the lease is wifi, utilities and access to laundry. We’re also receptive to farmer(s) who have mobile housing (ie tiny house, etc) and are in need of parking or who prefer to live offsite.

We understand the long term commitment and investment necessary for building healthy soil to grow abundant crops. We’re open to a long term lease agreement, 4+ years, or exploring an ongoing partnership.

The rent would be $1,000/month, including utilities and wifi. 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 nicole@newledohub.org or 510-684-9892.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

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.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

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 farmer(s), helping them to create a thriving business for themselves.


Current Use

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.


Available Water / Irrigation

35,000 gallon cistern and rain water storage


Soil Type / Quality

Nahelem silt loam. We would help bring organic matter to improve overall soil health.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Portion of the 150' barn, access to a high tunnel, work space in the wood shop


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

The farmer(s) would have to provide their own tools. We can provide locked storage area for all tools.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

The land is zoned for agriculture


What are you doing as a landholder to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your land and in your community?

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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County: Lincoln

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 18 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 3 acres

Date Property is Available: April 24, 2023

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Partnership

Lease Rate / Price: $1000

Date when this listing was created: April 24, 2023

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: 7

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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