For lease or share: 7 Acres Stevens County

Description:

We live on a 12 acre, partially fenced plot, part of which was the site of a 1970s back to the land homesteading effort. The property borders hundreds of acres of government land, with miles of trails, some to Lake Spokane, 1/4 mile away. After decades of neglect, the original site has been partially brought back to life with 20+ fruit trees, many berries, grapes, and other edibles and visuals. A small greenhouse was productive until a recent large sunroom off the main house made it obsolete. In the past, this site has been home for a wide range of animals including chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, rabbits, pigs, and horses. None now, except pets. The land feels remote given the few neighbors and abundance of nature. Good year round access. Looking forward, this seems a good time to develop "the back 40", an area of about 7 acres which is a 50/50 mix of meadow and beautiful ponderosa pine stands. We are open to explore different sustainable uses for the land. We could go with the usual: Pasture, crops, xmas trees, etc., but we are especially interested in exploring potential directions that might seem to some as "out of the box". These might be uses with some kind of an aesthetic or artistic component, and/or that would facilitate some kind of a social benefit or service. Sometimes it seems our brains are too small to see the larger picture, but still we love exploring ideas and options.

Current Use:

Parts of the land had been used for garden / crops, decades ago. Other areas are open meadows

Available Water / Irrigation:

Well

Soil Type / Quality:

The soils vary, mostly sandy loam

Buildings and Structure Available for Use:

20 x 60 greenhouse [unassembled]

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease:

hand tools

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Use for Farming:

none