Seeking Land Collaborators


Description

Hello,

We’re a small family doing our own farm-steading thing– extensive gardening, fowl, rabbits, and bees.  We have 13 acres, limited water, a barn, a tractor, a field, lots of forest, a studio apartment, a tipi, and some fencing.  We’ve been developing toward permacultural principals.

We are interested in a landmate who wishes to participate in some of these activities and to add their own passion to the mix, we’re really interested in someone spearheading…?  What do you bring to the table?


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Keep honing the infustructure to support our multi-product farmstead activities.
Establish a solid vision for a scaleable land-based income.
Make sustainable connections with dedicated land-mates. The landmate would be competent in executing their own project/s, and interested/available in participating in some shared endeavors, such as the vegetable production, etc. and collaborating on overlap and stacked functionings.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Streamline farm function/activities and successful business.
Offer public tours to demonstrate the productive "Dry Hill Water Farm" and Permaculture practices including native plant nursery efforts.
Enjoy sharing the land with another long-term resident/s.


Current Use

Property is in process of being perimeter fenced, pending money to finish project.
It is divided into zones. Kitchen garden near house, orchards and larger crops and animals, then woodlot zone including bees.
We farm most of our own food and bees. We're looking into edible/medicinal mushroom production.
Have been preoccupied with installing infrustructure to present.
As a classroom/home for two children.


Available Water / Irrigation

Permitted rainwater catchement system in place = exemption-- but at limited quantities.


Soil Type / Quality

Clay base.. and of course forest soil.
We're interested in soil building with cover crops, green manures, animals, mushroom compost and charged biochar.
Flat land is at a premium on our land-- we have 3 large terraces-- one is in use with a hoop house. There is also a field and a looped access road through the woods which could host a temporary grain crop, etc.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

16x24' barn space on slab
Studio apartment attached to main house
Stuido space 10x24 at barn -off grid, outdoor facilities
18' tipi
Materials to build animal sheds/hoops, etc.
Moveable chicken tractor
Large 10x20 chicken coop
There are nearby natural builders as well, who may be interested in hosting workshops on the land to accomplish small projects such as rocket mass stove, outdoor privvy, etc.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Tractor, potentailly for your use-- doe
Ample shovels/rakes/hand tools
Power and construction tools-- again, DOE
LOTS of used, misc. materials... including roundwood for timber framing.
There are nearby natural builders as well, who may be interested in hosting workshops on the land to accomplish small projects such as rocket mass stove, outdoor privvy, etc.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

The permitted Rainwater Catchment System allows exemption to the restrictions on profiting from farm use that requires water-- however, the supply is severely limited.


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County: Jackson

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 13

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1-2

Date Property is Available: January 1, 2019

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Negotiable

Date when this listing was created: November 20, 2018

Farming Practices

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

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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