Lease on part of a 60 acre homestead on the upper South Umpqua


A  unique and rare opportunity to participate on a magical homestead property on the upper South Umpqua river. Deemed a “hot spot” of biological diversity in the fy2008 land  acquisition request under the land and water conservation fund.Many mushrooms,herbs,medicinals, and wild edibles grow naturally on the property. It has an existing fenced 60×110 feet garden area with six composting bays.A greenhouse with more planned. Existing fruit trees . A very large pond 1-2 acres with hydroponic possibilities.

The Owners are semi retired and live onsite. We are looking for an energetic  individual or a couple with a botanical  background and experience in growing food. They must be open to innovative and alternative methods of food production while being focused on sustainability  and environmentally conscious. The property is off grid and produces electricity through a variety of means.Internet connection is available although the nearest neighbor is miles downstream. 

A mile of river,swimming hole, creeks,a large island,meadows,timber (some old growth), and too much more to list . Wildlife is abundant and diverse, including active beaver ponds. There are several trails in and along the transition zone from the floodplain to the forest. Retired Owners  are onsite and  have a sawmill ,skid steer,excavator,crane and other equipment .There are several rv’s currently on the property. A building permit is in hand and the pad has been cut. A septic was installed 3 yrs ago. Pondweed grows abundantly and is being considered as a crop.  This property is viewed by indigenous people as a “healing place”.Ideal to practice shinrin yoku “forest bathing” with serveral secluded spots both inland and along the river for camping or other activities.The property is miles from the nearest neighbor yet close to national forest trails , attractions and outdoor activities ranging from passive bird watching to rock climbing. Long term goals include but are not limited to  a farm to table bed and breakfast.Many other possibilities and opportunities exist on this very unique property.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Hydroponic Farm / Recreational use / residence/ vegetable garden / forest bathing( shinrin yoku) /bed and breakfast.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Protect an exceptional resource property with an incredible amount of bio diversity while providing an income stream allowing others to enjoy and benefit from this resource

Current Use

Vegetable garden/ residence / recreation/

Available Water / Irrigation

Spring,very large,pond , river creek

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Skid steer ,excavator,dump truck, water tanks

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

Trying to protect a valuable resource property

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County: Douglas

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 60

Acreage Available to Landseeker: Depends on areangement

Date Property is Available: December 15, 2021

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Lease Rate / Price: Skip

Date when this listing was created: November 23, 2021

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, 7

Farming Practices Allowed: Organic, Not Certified, Conventional, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Dairy, Flowers, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes

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