Vegetable - Land owners have a small vegetable garden
Livestock - Land owners have had pigs in the past
State of the surface of the cultivable area
Sloped and some mixed grass and weeds mostly at present. Minimal livestock and mixed garden/garlic being grown. Soil is compact in some areas and would need amendment for sure. Deer fencing along one side but would need area fencing depending on crop.
Description and historical use of land available for farming
Previously used as a cedar tree farm. Most trees now cleared although those remaining are quite large and no longer of economic value. We've had a small garden, some garlic and raised a few of our own pigs in the past 2 years. Previously conventional but nothing sprayed or applied to most of the property in last multiple years that would limit organic farming from what we know.
Long-term goal or vision for land
We're a young family with eventual plans of growing more of our own food, getting some chickens, bees, probably some more pigs, mixed fruit and berries and trying to grow more of our own food. We have two young boys and want to create an opportunity for them to be closer to their food production and understand where/how food is created. We also want to give them a super cool place to run around and explore. They are very young at present (2 and 4) and always supervised when outside. We're mostly busy and overwhelmed with the property so want someone who can make use of the land but still allow for space for our eventual growth into farming as we find more time in our lives.
Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
Current residents living on property
Availability of farm buildings
Yes - Some storage space in garage, cold storage, approximately 4-8' available.
Land is fenced
Yes - Deer fencing along one side but would need area fencing depending on crop.
Availability of farm machinery and tools
Yes - We have a tractor with some implements and may be able to work out an arrangement for their use
Irrigation system - includes irrigation with sectioned, automatic timers
Water rights to these sources
Yes - Glenmore Ellison Irrigation District.
No - Potential for small mobile or tiny home if supported by regulations.
Restricted access of visitors
Preferred Agriculture Products
Certified Organic -
Texture - Some sections with glenmore clay, some with small rocks and some more sandy
Slope orientation and degree of slope (specify) - North facing with variable degree of slope. Somewhat steep in some sections
General fertility (nutrients) - Soil test in 2 sections complete and available. Slightly basic soil. Low in phosphorus, nitrogen, sulphur and boron, high in potassium, calcium, magnesium, and minerals (zinc, iron)
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?