Take care of the land and the land will take care of you. Established in 1836 by a trapper named Frazier, Grape Lane Poultry Farm is an original Oregon pioneer farm and spiritual site of the earlier Calapulia Natives. Grape Lane Poultry Farm is known for finding and cultivating the rare Mary Miller’s Mystery Garlic and award winning Upland Savannah Oak Riparian programs. Along with these programs are grown therapeutic horticulture and medicinal herbals. Our permaculture farming program that works as partners with nature, has been featured in the Associated Press and articles in the Organic communities.
Below is a 1915 picture of the original farm home. A trapper named Fraizier started building the home in 1836, and the Miller family finished building it 1934. And below that is Oregon’s only 2 story chicken house being built in 1901 and as it stands today on the farm. Also pictured are the farm activities in herbs, bees, farm culture, water harvest, and Mary Millers Mystery garlic to mention just a few of the holistic programs happening at the Farm! View all our pages and learn what's new at Grape Lane Poultry Farm!
We are working with the State of Oregon Water Department in the hopes of holding a public workshop regarding well water, ground water, rainharvest, and septic skills. This area is a limited watershed area. We all want to protect our land investments and water is an integral part of our investments. Learning what we as a community can do to protect our watershed will insure generations of sustainable living in our area.
The antique chicken house still stands at Grape Lane Poultry Farm, but has been replace with the use of chicken tractors!
A plot of grain harvested for the seeds. The stocks are future bedding for the garlic.
Walnuts off the 21 antique walnut trees drying in our recyled windows-dog-run-rocks-dry room!
Genesis and Jayne hard (well at least one of us!) at work picking walnuts.
The farm is powered by Miss Kitty shown here with Jayne as they drag over the borage seed in one of the herb fields.
Jayne also taught plow workshops and people from as far away as Ohio arrived to learn compassionate and sustainable ways to use non-draft horses to manage a small permaculture farming program. Miss Kitty could not be trained by her “professional” breeder or her trainer and so was on her way to the slaughter house when Jayne rescued her and gave her life new meaning. Miss Kitty was very trainable. But only when she was loved. Now she is very loved and is family.
Miss Kitty and Jayne during field work at a plow workshop. Notice the cars parked in the field. 100 people participated at this particular workshop.
As with all the animals that live in Jayne's life, they are family for life. Miss Kitty and Jayne are partners.