7th generation Oregon family seeking Lease-to-Own, Partnership, or Cash Purchase of 8+ acres in Willamette Valley


Land Seeker Description

7th generation Oregon family seeking a collaborative partnership or outright purchase of 8+ acres for small scale farming. We are passionate about continuing a tradition of generational land tending.

We have many skill sets, including;

  • Natural and conventional building
  • Electric and plumbing
  • Carpentry/framing
  • Gardening/landscaping
  • Permaculture Design Certification
  • Intentional community experience
  • Mediation and communication
  • Boat and diesel mechanics

Our goal is to create a sustainable farm/living situation for our multi-generational family. All of the members of our group are gainfully employed, hard working, easy-going and good stewards of the land. We have capital to invest in the right property and resources for a long-term project.

We are looking forward to building a relationship with others who share our vision. Please reach out if you are interested in collaborating!

What features of the property are essential?

Water, septic approval, possibility of electricity, proper zoning to allow for a main house to be built (or purchased)

Describe your farming experience

WWOOF'ing in Ireland & Germany, Farming in Oregon-grapes, large community garden, small garden start-up, experience with horses, sheep and poultry.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Our short-term goal for the family farm are is to start small with a large garden, and continue to help tend the crops that the current farmer is already working on.
Soil testing to establish the most beneficial and productive crops to suit the land and climate moving forward. We will then decide which crops will do best in the microclimate of our area. As we develop our plan, we will be using a Permaculture model to discover the water flow, solar aspects, soil content, and local need is. We intend to use a poly-crop system or food forest model, which is a little more labor-intensive, but more closely mimics how nature works. We plan on adding ducks and chickens for pest control and nutrient rich manure. We will establish bee boxes & plantings for pollinators, Building enclosure for chickens and ducks. Improving/ building main house/ADUs and structures for storage and processing.

What are your long term goals

Our long-term goal is to continue to build climate resilience, plant trees, add ponds and swales where needed. We will grow vegetables, mushrooms, and herbs for sale at local stores or restaurants. We would also like to incorporate cover crops and have a rotational practice for the animals to help soil regeneration.
Our family has a variety of skill sets, and we will utilize them to build strong, healthy soil, organized farm systems, develop infrastructure, and create opportunities for diverse income streams, focusing on those crops that are most regenerative and sustainable for the particular plot.
-Continuing to tend the land, develop our skills, teach others and share our knowledge & resources to help grow the Oregon farming community.
-Creating educational opportunities and continuing to build soil & climate sustainability over the long-term.

Describe your housing needs

We are looking for a situation where we could have several ADUs, yurts, and build/buy a larger main house

What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

We are a kind and conscientious family aiming to create a safe space for everyone. Our group includes a trained and experienced mediator with a focus on social justice. We are commited to internal growth and continually strive to be more inclusive.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, South Willamette Valley

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
September 1, 2023

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
August 23, 2023

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