Forest Edge Vineyard

15640 South Spangler Road
Oregon City, OR 97045

503-632-9463

Open: December - May

Our overriding goal is to live sustainably which for us means trying to live peacefully and justly in our world. Our current saga began in the late 1970s when Ron rekindled a long dormant interest in gardening. He completed the Master Gardening training sponsored by OSU. In 1982 Ron was part of the first full-blown Permaculture Design Course in the US. That experience inspired us to try to demonstrate the possibility of living sustainably with other people in a particular place for the long-term.

After a year of looking for land through the lens of Permaculture we found a place that spoke to us. Our 45 acre farm is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Beavercreek, Oregon.Guided by the principles of Permaculture, we began the process of healing the land. Of course, healing is a two-way process. Our attempts at healing the land have been healing for us as well. This process of healing is leading to our land becoming part of a perpetual land trust, as the most certain way of ensuring that the healing that has begun will continue.

One of the things living sustainably means is minimizing our impact on the land. Our home and buildings have been sited to be a part of the landscape and designed to be energy efficient and sustainable.  Sustainable living also means being able to make a livelihood from the land. Most of our farm is mixed age, mixed species forest which we manage sustainably using the criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Our vineyards and orchards are managed using Organic methods. Our cider and wines are made from the fruit we grow and process here. As part of our commitment to sustainability we have tried to produce and price our products to make them approachable and affordable with everyday meals. We hope they're an expression of the land and people that produce them.

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