This is an absolutely stunning piece of property just outside of downtown Hood River. The land available for lease borders forest property and has views of the entire Hood River Valley. Our vision is to find an experienced farmer to lease the land and give it the attention it deserves.
Please respond with a resume and your vision.
Looking for someone willing to convert land to organic and sustainable practices. We are looking for someone to help us bring back the land.
Ideally we would find someone that would not only farm available land, but would be caretaker as well. This person would have experience in horticulture, farming and tractor use and would also have local connections.
The long term vision is to reduce the amount of pears on the property and create a fully diversified organic farm and vineyard with livestock. We are very interested in grapes, nuts, olives, lavender and berries.
This is a large scenic property with a historic farmhouse, pasture, orchard and forest. It has not been maintained in 40-50 years (except for the orchard), and the owners are currently restoring various parts of the property. We have recently planted 4 acres of wine grapes.
East Fork Irrigation
Would like to collaborate with someone knowledgeable about vineyards to plant and maintain. Would also be a good candidate for planting floral, ornamental sunflowers, nursery products.
Irrigation is available, but would need to be set up.
We potentially will need assistance removing orchard trees and rejuvenating the soil.
There is a small barn down the hill, potentially available.
We are currently restoring a very old cabin on the property for housing. It has running water (bath and kitchen), but no septic, which means an outhouse or porta potty will be the only toilet. The person that uses this house will also be responsible for acting as caretaker for the entire property. It abuts a conventional pear orchard that will be torn out at the end of this growing season. Caretaking responsibilities would include managing the forest, maintaining various parts of irrigation, inspecting the main house from time to time, tending to the bees, mowing, use of tractor, assisting the owners with projects from time to time and general maintenance of the property. A very strong work ethic is required.
*The cabin is in the middle of restoration. it's not yet available for habitat.
There is not any machinery available, but there is a machine shop available for equipment storage. We have a mower and plan to purchase a tractor in the next year.
We are not interested in growing cannabis.
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