Emerging Regenerative Farmer Residency Opportunity at 18 Farm near Newport


Newport Experiment Farm, an 18 acre former dairy farm, 3 miles east of Newport is creating a live/work innovation hub for climate conscious practitioners in farming, energy, waste to value and shelter. This fall we’re launching a residency opportunity for an emerging /startup regenerative farmer.  We’re particularly interested in those entering farming with a need to hone their skills and business model. Some possible focus areas include biointensive farming within a high tunnel or growing of specialized crops such as mushrooms.

The resident farmer would be allocated 3 acres of land, a dedicated area in our 150′ barn, access to the woodshop and full use of a high tunnel. They would be provided a bedroom in the 5 bedroom farm house and access to all communal amenities including wifi, kitchen and laundry. They would be allowed to curate the selection of crops and retain all revenue from the sale of grown products.

The farmer would also be able to host visitors to see their operation or lead a workshop or event.

And the participating farmer would be welcomed to participate in other activities happening at the farm and be part of our small but growing community.

$800/month. These funds go towards supporting the development of the Newport Experiment Farm.

For more information or questions, please contact Nicole at nicolecous@gmail.com or 510-684-9892.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Provide a site for innovations in regenerative practices including agriculture

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

Current Use

Was a dairy farm with pasture land. We just purchased it 2 months ago.

Available Water / Irrigation

Rain water and well

Soil Type / Quality

Unknown. Planning to test the soil later this month

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 would have to provide their own tools

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

The land is zoned for agriculture

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County: Lincoln

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 18 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 3 acres

Date Property is Available: November 1, 2022

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash

Lease Rate / Price: $800

Date when this listing was created: October 17, 2022

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: 7

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Berries, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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