Our family recently purchased a home with approximately 26.4 acres of undeveloped land. The land is a mix of wooded and flat or gently sloping areas that are cleared or dotted with small clumps of trees. There is a seasonal creek running through the property.
It is half an hour from Salem and an hour and a half from Portland, Eugene and Newport. Based on the natural conditions and location, there is a lot of potential that just needs vision and some hard work.
We are looking for people to help us put our land to good use—fruit and nut trees, berries, vegetables, flowers, livestock, forest farming—the opportunities are endless.
We hope to provide opportunities for mentor/mentee relationships to develop by making our land available to a mix of experienced and new farmers.
There are currently no dwellings on the property other than the main house (the owners live on the property). However, we believe that the opportunity exists to add additional ones, both permanent and temporary (including RV’s and tiny houses). In the meantime, the land would be a good fit for someone who has a trailer to stay in or for someone who doesn’t need to live on the land.
To plant fruit and nut trees and shrubs using an alley crop system. We would like to partner with others to fully utilize the area between the trees and the rest of the land. We would like to convert the shop into a greenhouse and commercial kitchen to provide value-added opportunities for our farm partners.
Our long-term vision is a to have a small community of experienced and new farmers living, working, and learning from each other on the property. Long-term residents and interns and apprentices alike.
We hope to create a farm based on Mark Shepherd’s restoration agriculture model. One based on fruit and nut trees and shrubs and other perennial crops and livestock. We plan on using an alley cropping system with annual and perennial vegetables and flowers and pastures between the rows of trees.
Mostly pasture or undeveloped as farmland. Partly fenced (fencing needs work).
Limited Luckiamute Coop water available at residential water rates. Seeking water rights. installing a roof rain water harvest system soon.
25 acres in various portions of: Helvetia silt loam, Waldo silty clay loam, Bellpine silty clay loam, and Rickreall silty clay loam
30 x 40 open pole barn
30 x 40 shop
There are currently no water rights. There is limited water available at this time.
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