Spirit in the Sky Farmers Cooperative (http://www.spiritskyor.com) originated from the original Eclectic Institute farm.
Founded in the early 1990s, the farm was purchased by Dr. Ed Alstat with the intent to provide sustainably grown herbs for Eclectic Institute’s botanical preparations. The farm sustained Eclectic Institute’s raw material needs for 30 years.
When Dr. Alstat passed, the farm was handed to his three children, Nick, Katy & Bobby.
This trio of Alstats have chosen to convert the farm to an Oregon Tilth Certified Growers Group, providing land resources to farmers graduating from Farm Incubator Programs. This decision was made to honor their father’s dream of maintaining sustainable land for growing healthy crops.
We are wrapping up the 2023 Season and have four farmers who are returning. Activities include growing, camping, hiking, wildcrafting and workshops.
Please RSVP email@example.com | 503.956.2227 for more information and the address.
Attract more farmers!
Wildcraft Workshops with Michael Pilarski (April 11, 2024)
Offer long-term leases to farmers (up to 25 years)
Create a farming community
Develop a Tiny Home cluster
Develop a TiPi Village with a garden of Indegenous Plants
As a farm - current cover crop Crimson Clover/Oat mix
2 wells with water rights
Excellent Soil, sustainably farmed for 30 years
5 Bed 2 Bath House
Tractor with mow deck and disc.
Offering land on a long-term lease to farmers graduating from Farm Incubator Programs. Encourage people of color and generally marginalized populations to take advantage of this offering.
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