For lease/trade: 1-5 acres in Sandy, OR

Description

We honor that the land we steward lies in the ancestral lands of the Clackamas, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of the Siletz peoples.

We are looking for individuals seeking to build ecologically, socially, and economically regenerative farming systems to be a part of our 39-acre farm/forest community located 35 miles east of Portland, near Sandy, OR. Our vision is to build an eco-agriculture system that includes raising pastured animals, growing native plant nursery stock, and hosting 6-8 camping sites. We are hoping to find individuals interested in operating independent compatible enterprise(s) on the farm. In particular, a fruit tree nursery, herb/flower business, mushroom operation, or a pastured animal (chicken, duck, geese, sheep, goat, hog) enterprise would be very compatible within the current farm structure.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

continue to rehabilitate soil, water, mineral, and energy systems; grow a multi-layered food forest/orchard system; regenerate pastures through intensive rotational grazing; rewild the forest ecosystem; build a thriving farm community


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

please see here for details: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Si6C5fFJ04NethUsQZf5UzPLFUnEFlDd/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=100952302784993064476&rtpof=true&sd=true


Current Use

.25 acre garden, 100+ fruit and nut trees, 6-acre pasture, 20 acres of rewilding forest


Available Water / Irrigation

Water rights to irrigate 12 acres, 15 gpm pump


Soil Type / Quality

sandy loam forest soils
high organic matter content (12-15%)
good fungal and bacterial diversity but low abundance and activity
nutrient-poor: low NPK, magnesium and calcium
pH around 6


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

we share workshops, storage sheds, greenhouse space, and an outdoor kitchen


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

24 HP Kubota tractor, trailers, hand tools, rototiller


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

we are located at 1600 feet of elevation -- 150 frost-free days per year


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

While we try to welcome everyone with open arms, we realize that we may create unintended barriers with our words, space, and actions. We are open to respectful conversations and learning how we can offer a safe and welcoming space to everyone.


Locations of land listings on map are not necessarily exact. Many are located on the nearest town or city.
County: Clackamas

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 39

Acreage Available to Landseeker: up to 2 acres of garden production fields, 5 acres of pasture

Date Property is Available:

Possible Business Arrangements:

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable

Date when this listing was created: January 23, 2023

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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