Organic Family Farm in Need of New Stewards


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?

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

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.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

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.

Current Use

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.

Available Water / Irrigation

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.

Soil Type / Quality

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.

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

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

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

All hand tools, wheelbarrows, irrigation equipment (will need new irrigation pump), hoses, etc.

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

Zoned Open Space Reserve (OSR), two deeded ponds for irrigation and fish culture

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

Open to all people, without judgement, who want farm sustainably and live on the land.

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County: Jackson

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 40

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 2-3

Date Property is Available: August 1, 2023

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable

Date when this listing was created: November 20, 2023

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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