Nestled among towering fir trees and along the shore of Johnson Creek, Jean's Farm provides a peaceful and inspiring place for event hosting and outdoor learning. When visiting Jean’s Farm, you will enjoy beautiful outdoor gathering spaces on the farm and in the forest, compost toilet facilities, a stocked educational and event (non-certified) kitchen including cob & barrel ovens and stove top, and a 30ft yurt with wood heat. There are also expansive gardens, chickens, beehives and a greenhouse for educational opportunities.
Any group that pays to use the space at Jean's Farm must carry insurance. A signed contract, advance payment in full and official document from your insurer listing Jean's Farm as an "additional insured" are required in order to finalize your reservation at the farm. Please scroll down below the inquiry form for space rental prices.
Occasionally we are able to negotiate farm visit prices for non-profit organizations that serve low-income communities. Please contact us if you feel that you fit into this category and would like to discuss options.
Access to the farm requires walking a long, steep and often muddy driveway that has only limited artificial lighting at night. Remember to come prepared with clothing appropriate for the weather as well as with flashlights for events that begin or end outside of daylight hours. Alter-abled access to the farm is available but requires advance arrangements. Please note any specific needs in the "Additional Information" section of the farm visit form below.
To inquire about scheduling a field trip or an event, please read about our field trip curriculum and fill out our FARM VISIT FORM below. You will hear back from an IPEC staff member promptly.
The cost of reserving the space at Jean's Farm for your private event or company gathering is $30/hr for up to 40 people. For repeat renters, this amount may decrease to $20/hr over time since our staffing costs will be reduced as the renter gains more experience hosting at the site, requiring less assistance/oversight from IPEC. Hosting more than 40 people is only possible with prior arrangements and may result in higher fees. When hosting an event with children, adult:child ratios must adhere to Oregon childcare laws.
There is a weekend rental rate of $300 for up to 8 hours/day. Additional hours will be charged at the $20-$30/hour rate and must be approved in advance. There are no overnight accommodations Jean's Farm.
Rarely, weekly (M-F) rental rates of $400 (up to 8 hours/day) are granted, but require significant collaboration and advance planning in order to be approved. Generally, week-long programs are run through IPEC, hence a time investment to organize accordingly.
All rates are calculated by rounding UP to the nearest half hour. Set-up and clean up time must be included in the reservation and may be no less than a half hour before and after an event is scheduled to begin.
Space is reserved only after payment and paperwork are received. Advance payment is based on the projected timing of the event, set-up and clean up. There are no refunds for cancellations, however, if you need to change the date of your event, we are happy to accommodate changes according to availability in our calendar.
Renters are responsible for cleaning thoroughly (according to site instructions) after their event. A $40/hr cleaning fee will be assessed otherwise. Cleaning time will be calculated by rounding UP to the nearest half hour, with a minimum fee of $40.
If a balance is owed after an event (such as a cleaning fee or additional space use fee if the timing of an event runs over), payment is required within 7 days of the end of the event. No future space reservations will be granted with unpaid balances owed to IPEC.