As a trade, the goal is for someone who wants to add to the established garden, fruit trees and berries, as well as create a permaculture design to and expand the remaining acre and forest area. The land owner’s interest in a lease for trade is the value added to the land, not cash profits. A straight cash lease would be considered with parameters around how the land is used and improved. Some farm equipment would be available for use. There is a very productive well, but drip irrigation is preferred for many reasons. There is an 8 x 20 ft insulated garden shed which is used for storing tools and supplies, with windows, shelves, and a 20 foot counter top with overhead grow lights, . There is a barn, which is mostly full, but some space could be arranged by reorganizing and using it more efficiently.
I have many grand aspirations for what this property could become, but I can't do it myself. I can manage the most of the area I have established, but more time and effort could improve those significantly and expand the permaculture design to the entire acre. I hope to find someone with a shared vision of improving the soil and using this land to its full potential with regenerative, no till, or initial low till practices.
A mature permaculture design that can benefit the leasee and owner for generations to come. The property cannot be divided and I am not interested in selling the property. I cannot offer housing as zoning does not permit this.
I intend to offer a fair and generous agreement. I would value and honor the investment of the leasee as per that agreement.
Developing permaculture garden. There are several established vegetable garden areas. I have mature and new fruit trees, new raspberry and strawberry beds, a kiwi structure, lean and lower tomato structure, hog panel hoop structures, blueberries, 3 yr old elderberries, newly planted seaberry, autumn olive, established milkweed and wildflower areas, established, non spreading comfrey dispersed in various areas. A small pond to keep the birds and bees happy, (in the landscaped area) A forest full of newly cut logs and rotting logs for Heugelkulture and biochar. Chicken grazing of 11 hens using a chicken tractor moved twice a year.
Very productive well
You can research the soil at this web site. Also see the photos I have included. The short answer is that the soil is Woodburn Silt Loam.
Some shared barn space, and garden shed space, wood and metal shop services onsite.
Use of small tractor, riding mower, log splitter, other large and small garden tools. Compost bins.
The property is zoned farm/forest and has an established tax deferral.
All races and orientations welcome. Passionate lovers of the earth who wish to honor the land welcome.
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