Seeking lease-to-own: 20+ Acres in Jackson or Josephine County


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Land Seeker Description

We are an engaged couple looking for our new home and are putting out feelers for a place and community who stand to benefit from regenerative agricultural practices. We manage the rotational, holistic/mob grazing of 50+ cows and horses, 60 chickens, 12 ducks, and one guard dog. We have 2 adorable cats that look like tiny tigers who live with us in our trailer and tipi.  

 

I, Tyler, am a fourth generation farmer from the Front Range of Colorado. I have been holistically managing my own cows in a herd share with over 50 cattle and horses. I’m also raising pastured laying hens and ducks, hatching chicks, and operating my own booth at the farmers’ market. I am currently enrolled in the Advanced Permaculture Design Course with Matt Powers. I have over 150 varieties of rare seeds and welcome a garden space where I can implement polycultures of at least eight species to optimize quorum sensing and drought tolerance. I am looking to lease-to-own. However, I am open to alternative options if they would be a good fit.

 

Lauren, my other half, runs her own online Nutritional Therapy Practice. She is a GAPS™ Certified Practitioner who specializes in support for women with autoimmune disorders. She also incorporates herbalism into her practice and is an Herb Pharm intern graduate. To run her practice, access to power, internet, and moderate cell phone service are needed. She works for her business 4 days a week, so she could help out on the farm in a part-time situation.  She is excited to talk with you further on how to create an arrangement that feels good for everyone.

 

We are so excited to converse with you! Regenerating and Restoring the land are our lives’ passions. With these methods we heal the Earth, and we heal ourselves.  We look forward to collaborating with you and creating a beautiful, healing space.


What features of the property are essential?

access to water and a way to move this water around (quad, water trailer, pipes, etc.), electricity, access to Wifi and cell phone service, pasture would be ideal but we can work with woodland as well


Describe your farming experience

I, Tyler, come at farming from an holistic perspective, embracing permaculture and regenerative management practices. I started farming during my stay on a permaculture farm in Nicaragua in 2015. Since then my impact has expanded by creating an LLC enterprise that manages cows, chickens, and ducks through regenerative rotational grazing. I've transformed a dusty hay field back into a lush prairie. My favorite part of farming is restoring to green abundance after even one season of managing it regeneratively.

Lauren started farming in 2011 while majoring in Environmental Science in order to explore more sustainable ways to grow food. She interned at Herb Pharm in 2012, and in 2014 spent a year WWOOFing on organic farms and studying under medicine people. For the last few years, she has been in Colorado managing her own substantially sized vegetable garden and helping Tyler manage his cows, chickens, and ducks with regenerative agriculture practices.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

My short term goals are to restore the land to a regenerative regime and get soil growing rather than eroding to maximize efficiency and minimize need for maintenance. I will also optimize water retention/slowing using minimal earth moving. I will plan grazing paddocks in 12-18 month rotations and plant gardens using no-till methods in a variety of spots to tease out hidden genetics in varying microclimates. Within three years, I intend to have a functional polyculture garden by stacking vegetable, grain, seed, compost, and hay enterprises along with cattle, pork, chicken, and eggs to generate a profitable means of living. In five years, I will also have established fruit tree hugelkulturs.


What are your long term goals

After five to ten years, my regenerative farm will be operating with great efficiency and abundance. At this point, along with sustaining the current plant and animal farming endeavors, more of my effort will be focused on outreach and training young farmers. The farm will be able to generate grants and homestay opportunities to get the next generation on the land as effectively as possible. After ten years the land may have as much as 20 inches of new top soil. Fruit and nut trees will be producing. Abundance.


Describe your housing needs

We have access to a trailer and tipi, so we are self sufficient. However, it would be great to have access to an outer bathroom and shower facility. We would be open to living in a house if you have one.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
, Southern

Acreage desired:
11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
June 18, 2019

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 11, 2019



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