2 – 20 Acres with Water Rights for Regenerative Tenant Farmer / Caretaker, Springfield, Oregon


Are you just starting out in your regenerative, pesticide free, farming business vision?  Are you also interested in preserving human connection to Nature through farming?  Are you inspired by being a part of a legacy vision for future generations to enjoy?   Do you like the idea of reduced rent in exchange for certain property / care-taking services? If yes, we have a great win-win-win opportunity for the right fit tenant farmer.

Live on site in an 1,000 sf house with detached 1-car garage, tool shed, fenced front and back yards, and lease 2 – 5 – 10 or 20 acres of flat pastureland in beautiful Mohawk Valley on EFU property totaling 46 acres. Build your dream of sustainable regenerative farming operations (organic preferred), using rotating crops and certain animals (goats for cheese, sheep for wool, chickens, rabbits,worms, cows).   Will consider 1 – 2 small pigs for tilling soil,  donkeys / dogs for herd protection.   Great neighborhood, good neighbors, golf course down the street.

Irrigation rights for 21 acres.  Class 2 soil in 20 acres of flat pastureland that has been fallow for 8-10 years and perfect for building soil fertility through composting, integrating animals, cover cropping, and crop rotation.  Well water with new pump and pressure tank services 2 dwellings. Irrigation water rights for 21 acres. Might need separate well if you’re planning on irrirgating large acreage. Seasonal and year-round creeks. The 10-acre pasture perimeter is well fenced with sturdy galvanized animal barrier “triangular” mesh fencing, while around owner’s house is decorative 3-rail white PVC horse / ranch fencing which areas would need animal wire fencing and /or portable electric wire if you are grazing cows, sheep, goats, pigs.  Also possible to live off-site and lease 10-20 acres of flat pastureland to expand your existing dry farming operations of grains, or grazing.

Additional rental structures: Sizable barn in good condition with indoor arena. 3 of 5 total stalls and arena available for rent.

Farm Equipment:  Kabota Tractor TLB Series, drag mower, bucket, digger, flat bed hay trailer, smaller covered trailer, Huysqvarna YTH24V48 riding lawn mower, DR All-Terrain Push Mower, lots of gardening hand tools.

Landowner lives on property in second house with good separation and privacy between houses.  Ideally, we are looking for a longer-term lease-for-cash relationship with farmer(s) experienced in no-till, regenerative, biodynamic or permaculture farming practices.

Tenant farmer / caretaker responsibilities to include wellness checks on senior widow living in rear house and to give assistance in event of power outages, snowed in, fire evacuation, medical emergency or or other emergency and seasonal property care taking responsibilities which may include mowing and maintaining pastures, mowing grass around owner’s house, repairing fencing, tending burn pile.

46 acres includes approximately 6 acres of fenced off woodland, riparian area and about 10-15 acres of wetland and year-round creek with beavers reserved for eco-conservation of these sensitive eco-systems.

Available Winter 2023 -2024

Contact:     dianne@porchiaswish.com

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

1) Short-Term Pastureland Vision: Provide a great space for inspired regenerative no-till, pesticide-free farming operations using combination of crop / animal rotation, natural animal fertilization. Open to more than one farmer collaborating with anchor tenant farmer, working the land to achieve successful integrated regenerative farming practices.

2) Long-Term Riparian, Woodland & Wetland Vision: Study, education, and conservation of vital ecosystems, seasonal resident beavers. Open to bees and pollinators.

3) Oak Savannah: Preservation and community enjoyment

4) 2) Tenant-farmer has opportunity to lead / host community participation through educational workshops related to regenerative farming and eco-conservation

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

The intention of Porchia's Holistic Eco Farm Sanctuary is to consciously steward this legacy property during their lifetime, creating a space for local organizations, schools and universities to utilize the land for community education on sustainable regenerative farming practices, eco-conservation and human health and wellness through connection to Nature and living in right relationship to Mother Earth, with an eye to passing down this legacy for future generations to enjoy through this Mission Statement.

Current Use

Been sitting fallow since about 2008. Used to be a hay farm. Pastured horse grazing stopped May 2023. One senior widowed land owner lives in rear house not visible from front of property. Co-land owner / Eco Farm manager lives between Oregon, southern California and other travel destinations. Street front house is designated Tenant Farmer / Caretaker’s house and private workshop / studio and garage for owner’s private use only.

Available Water / Irrigation

Private well water for property services two dwellings and two out buildings. New pump and pressure tank installed February 2023. Irrigation water rights for 21 acres designated by Lane County LM 16 as a water quantity limited area.

Soil Type / Quality

Soil grade 2 and varied different areas

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Barn with indoor riding arena, 3 stalls and barn garage available for shared use

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Small Kabota tractor with bucket and digger, Kabota 4x4 utility vehicle for caretaker maintenance

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Zoned Exclusive Farm Use E40. The westerly portion of the Property is subject to flooding and wetlands are subject to State and Federal wetlands regulations. The Property is located in an area designated by Lane County LM 16 as a water quantity limited area.

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

As landowners, we are looking for conscientious, capable, business-minded, responsible, respectful, honest, trustworthy and inspired people who practice clear, complete and honest communication so we can best collaborate in building positive win-win-win solutions through farming challenges that may arise regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation

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

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 46 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 2-15 acres

Date Property is Available: December 1, 2023

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: August 18, 2022

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: 7

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

To contact a land holder, you must first fill out a land seeker profile and have it approved by our staff. Thank you.