Foxfire Woods and Farm

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County: Jackson

Location: 8565 Old US Hwy 441 Nicholson, GA 30565

Total acres 53.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 8.0

Acres of pasture 1.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 8.0

Property Description

53 acres of woodland, open field, and power line property. The owners are currently developing a teaching farm and have the following learning stations in place: Beekeeping (2 healthy, working hives); vermicomposting; traditional vegetable garden and 4 permanent raised beds; fruit trees/bushes; chicken coop for 6 layers; livestock paddock with 2 goats; and over 5,000 loblolly trees in the tree farm. A brand new 40 gal/minute well provides excellent water flow for crops and continued development. Centrally located 15 minutes from Athens, Jefferson, Commerce and Banks Crossing, this farm is in area of rapid growth and will serve as a valuable nature academy and teaching farm for North Georgia!

Type of opportunity

  • Lease (1 to 5 Years)
  • Internship / Mentorship
  • Employment

Type of opportunity - more info

Lease 1 - 8 acres of open land. Irrigation/water needs can be personalized for lessee; this is an excellent opportunity to actually design a farm project from the beginning, to meet your own farming goals. Owner is involved with Georgia Organics and has networked with local school systems regarding Farm to School sales. This is an excellent opportunity to design and build a farm project and to develop contacts throughout the local Athens/Commerce and surrounding communities.

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Livestock facilities
  • Farm equipment

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

Owner has an old, workhorse of a tractor, plus implements (bush hog, scrape blade, deep harrow, etc.) as well as a 550 John Deere loader and a reliable farm truck. There is a shop full of tools and a garden/storage shed to share, close to the open acreage. Land under power lines can be used for farming, grazing, parking but no permanent structures may be erected. Owner has several acres that could be used to build a packing house or other structure, as needed. Electricity is already in place in central field, close to power line acreage.

Current production on farm

  • Orchard
  • Poultry (Broiler/Layer)
  • Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat)
  • Vegetable production
  • Woodlot or forest products

Current production on farm - more info

This is a teaching farm for children and families, as well as a community meeting place with a classroom. Acreage for farm fields has a separate entrance and is away from the homestead and teaching area.

Current and past farming practices

  • Conventional

Current and past farming practices - more info

Owner is open to learning new and better ways of farming!

Conservation easements or other protection programs

Conservation status is based on agritourism and the 5,000+ loblolly trees that are now 6 - 7 years old.

Additional aspects

Would love to lease land, or partner with a serious person who does not mind the hard work of farming! There is over 8 acres of open land at Foxfire Woods and Farm that can be designed and worked according to his or her dreams. If you enjoy teaching others about the earth, the outdoors, and where our food comes from, part-time teaching positions will be available beginning this fall.