Daniel and his friends are looking for organic farmers, beekeepers, orchardists, vintners, and herders to responsibly develop and gently work a parcel of 90 acres of beautiful farmland in the upper Hangman Creek Valley, south of Spokane, Washington.
The farm, where Daniel’s publisher Charlotte Pierce was born at home and where she and her brother were raised, is a rare open space in the increasingly urbanized landscape around the third-largest city in Washington. The owners would like to retain as much of the natural aspects while sustainably providing food and shelter to humans and animals.Several vibrant and unique ecosystems coexist on the land.
The landscape presents a mix of forested and arable land featuring conifers, birch, alder and cottonwood trees; two verdant creek beds; a few brushy slopes; an ancient but producing orchard; and several small, level fields, including one fertile, sub-irrigated parcel of about 5 acres. A paved and a gravel road run through it, along the creeks.
Charlotte and her brother Henry will collaborate with the farmers to provide equipment for tilling and other farming operations, and a possible temporary residence. Land will be partially fenced (though probably not deer-proof). Terms of the lease are negotiable to facilitate the farmer’s startup enterprise. Background check, references, and an interview are required.Contact