Eco-farm room available in Amherst, Massachusetts, budding forest gardens, goats

Posted on November 15, 2018Last updated 3 days ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

near Amherst, Massachusetts in the Pelham Hills

Total number of acres available with this property:

9.5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

2.0

Acres of pasture:

3.0

Acres of forested land:

4.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

trails, open fields and budding Silvo/coppice pasture, 3 Season stream, old beaver pond, cottage, very small cabin, fenced in goat pastures, barn with hayloft, chicken coop with solar door, fenced. terracing on contour 2 gardens, wetland in back with pond and stream

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:

Yes

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

Yes

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

No

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?:

Yes

If the property is contracted to be sold through a real estate agent, please provide name of agent and/or agency and the MLS #:

not for sale
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Pond
River/stream

Water sources details

deep well water on top of mountain in Pelham Hills

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

just updated Dec 1 2020 Room just opened for $500 in spacious walk out basement apartment available now. Another space with attached greenhouse will be available May 1. We'd like to collaborate with ecological farming folk interested in organic, biodynamics, permaculture, small livestock , silvopasture and education.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Now Dec 1 one room in eco apt for responsible person Amherst Ma looking for interest in regenerative agriculture In the Spring looking for eco couple to collaborate, homestead, garden, design, farm. Please write detailed inquiry Looking forward to hearing from you and to all of us, living our personal and ecological dreams!

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

scythe, garden tools, goat milking equipment wish list includes a small tractor
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Other

Other tenure arrangement

We are looking for an organic or biodynamic farmer or couple who have interest in or experience with homesteading and permaculture farming, Wanting to develop our 9 acre homestead with pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, geese, etc., with next generation of farmers. We are two teacher/artist/farmers living in a wonderful neighborhood in Massachusetts Pelham Hills.
Additional Information

Description

We have had a small goat dairy for 10 years and have been gardening and homesteading here for 25 years.  The land is hilly with a few plateaus and a few acres of fenced in rough pasture. It has two gardens, a developing forest garden and two greenhouses.  Prefer a person with some farming experience and a passion for learning and collaborating with another experienced farmer who will be here part time.   Land is not certified organic but we have been raising food organically since we began.  

The neighborhood is friendly and supportive of sustainable living and transition town with a pre school and eco-village up the street.  The land is open and wooded with a coppice pasture of maple, oak, birches, witch hazel, hemlock, white pine and has been enriched tremendously by having the goats and chickens on it.  Deep well water.  Being on a country road yet so close to Amherst has been wonderful. Sunsets are spectacular here. 

We are looking for people who are interested in developing a community farm with a focus on humane livestock management and possibly for help with running homesteading programs for children and families using Permaculture methods.    

please write a description of yourselves and what you are ideally looking for  Thanks and we will get right back to you.  Updated Dec 1, 2020

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