We moved to the land as a family in 2011 and now that the kids are grown and life has taken us in a new direction. However, we love the land and want to keep the land in the family. Looking for new stewards to take what we have built and continue to grow food, raise goats, raise chickens, or cultivate medicinal herbs (no commercial cannabis please). Landowner will visit and stay in the yurt, the studio is currently rented to a family member, and the house will be rented to traveling professionals. Landowner is willing to accept new stewards with their own RV or tiny home to park on the land or provide the like for additional expense. Land is ready now for new energy. Is that you?
Our farm and homestead sits on 3-5 acres of a wooded 40 acre parcel surrounded by BLM. The entire site is in a natural bowl protecting the land from any man made drift as well as light and noise pollution.
To find a new family to work the land as we have - to continue to steward as nature intended - to create great foods or herbs for consumers. Perhaps someday expand into a regenerative agriculture education center and put the property into a land trust.
Currently not farming for commercial purposes. Lots of sunflowers and other medicinal herbs along with cover crop over rows. Goat barn is not in use.
Until 2023 we worked harmoniously with the land, as stewards, to protect the biodiversity and the natural environment while cultivating healing medicinal herbs grown with the health of the end user in mind. Our purpose was to cultivate as nature intended. We viewed our cultivation site as a “showcase garden” growing bioregional medicinal herbs side-by-side in a sustainable, health conscious fashion. Family farm.
Our cultivation site sits on two acres oriented east to west with wonderful sun exposure. The upper herb garden is a medallion of medicinal herbs like mints, echinacea, and motherwort surrounded by rows for other cultivars. The lower garden contains rows in contour with the natural slope along with fruit trees and has grown medicinal herbs as companion plants like plantain, comfry and chamomile as well as homestead foods like potatoes, garlic, arugula, and lettuce.
Our farm has a unique water capture system engineered, licensed, and installed in the early ‘70s which captures seasonal water flows in irrigation ponds. These ponds provide well-balanced, nutrient rich water for all cultivars without impacting the local watershed or importing from outside sources. All water used in our cultivation comes directly from the ponds. The water is delivered directly to living soil via drip irrigation. All water use is metered and monitored.
Cobbly clay. However the garden rows were built using lasagna gardening composing of material gathered from the property including wood debris (oak, pine, manzanita, madrone), brush, leaves, goat and chicken manure combined with imported organic compost as well as locally sourced pumice. Soils are remediated with organic cocoa coir and locally sourced worm castings. Layers are added annually as well as rotating cover crops like annual rye and clover.
We built the living soil rows utilizing hugelkultur techniques. Providing nutrients through companion and nitrogen fixing plantings, as well as utilization of cover crops at various points during the year.
In our development insert we have one residence, a goat barn, greenhouses, a shop used for farm equipment and herb curing, as well as herb gardens.
Two story barn with barnyard (used for dairy goats in the past), large office shop with two drying curing rooms with dehumidifiers, 20,000 square feet of outdoor row garden with built in trellising
All hand tools, wheelbarrows, irrigation equipment (will need new irrigation pump), hoses, etc.
Zoned Open Space Reserve (OSR), two deeded ponds for irrigation and fish culture
Open to all people, without judgement, who want farm sustainably and live on the land.
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