The owners of this opportunity near Nelson are looking for the right farmer/s and food forest / permaculture enthusiasts to join them to take over the management of the market garden opportunity on this unique EcoRetreat property on the mountainside of Beasley.
Total land size in acres
Expansion potential (acres)
Other - Ecological - no spray
State of the surface of the cultivable area
Land is currently planted with a perennial fruit orchard and area available for vegetable market garden production already fenced.
Description and historical use of land available for farming
Land was historically used for dairy farming and still grows peonies in one area of the property. A food forest was planted this year, to provide fruit for the long-term on the property for retreat guests and community members.
Long-term goal or vision for land
The owners of this land would like farmers to provide produce for their Ecoretreat guests and local community members to buy from an farm store.
Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
Yes - Wildlife and wildfire
Current residents living on property
Yes - 2 families reside on the property
Availability of farm buildings
Land is fenced
Yes - Some of the market garden area is fenced
Availability of farm machinery and tools
Irrigation system -
Water rights to these sources
No - Potential for on-site housing.
Restricted access of visitors
Types of production you are open to
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?