Trade/Partnership: 5-10 Acres Bend, OR – Irrigation – Power

Description

I am looking for farmers interested in co-working my property. It is a beautiful piece of land next to the reservoir and miles of BLM trails. Two tracts of ~ 5 acres each, with two separate irrigation headgates for flood irrigation and three ponds. Central Electric Co-op upgrading power to property completed April, 2021. Front is pasture for my 8 sheep and 5 goats,  back used to be an apple orchard years and years ago. Now it desperately needs the soil built back. Ideally I am looking for folk/s who are interested in co-developing the entire property with me, but am willing to consider to two separate arrangements for the front and back. There is a lot of potential that just needs vision and some hard work. I am open to partnerships and work for trades. There is no housing available with this arrangement, but an off-grid RV or skoolie is possible. Let’s talk. Creativity welcome! Jules 206.383.8673 (Please text, my email link through this site does not seem to work.)


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Start cultivating smaller plots of herbs and vegetables, possibly orchard in back.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Create a working sustainable, biodynamic farm with a mixture of crops (vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruit) and smaller animals (bees, chicken, goats and sheep) enough to sustain my family and a small CSA.


Current Use

Pasture


Available Water / Irrigation

Natural springs, 6+ acres of Tumalo Irrigation District water rights: two head gates - one on front and one on back property. Three ponds. Well water for drinking/supplemental water.


Soil Type / Quality

Front pasture is very good, sandy loam. Just had Oregon Soil and Water Conservation come assess my land.

The back plot is a bit sad tract of land, but has a ton of potential with patience.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Shop and very old 1937 barn/shelter


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

XUV/quad - lots and lots of tools, esp. wood working tools: chop saw, table saw, band saw, etc. Hoping to have my shop set up soon.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

None - Property is zoned EFU.


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

When I'm not on property, I do rent out the old, historic farmhouse. Any and all are welcome!


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County: Deschutes

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 15 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: ~10 acres or two 5 acre plots

Date Property is Available: June 11, 2022

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for trade, Partnership

Date when this listing was created: February 4, 2021

Farming Practices

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

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Hay, Herbs, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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