Seeking Lease/Landshare of ~1 Acre in or near Clackamas or Multnomah County


Land Seeker Description

Hi all! I’m currently a farming apprentice with the Rogue Farm Corps. After completing my apprenticeship at the end of 2024 I would love to go on to work for, or partner with an existing farm through landsharing. My intent is to focus on/fill in potential gaps that the existing farm identifies as an area they’d like to expand upon. I am particularly interested in medicinal herbs, rice, and perhaps a multi-fruit orchard (along with vegetables). I currently have three Finn sheep and would like to eventually expand my flock to be used for pasture management. My farming goals center around regenerative farming practices and addressing inequalities in our local food systems.

What features of the property are essential?

Irrigation structures, pasture (barns or a shelter for livestock is a plus!)

Describe your farming experience

I grew up around horses/on ranches, backyard gardening and dabbling in urban farming. I am currently an apprentice in the Rogue Farm Corps apprenticeship program working at the PCC Rock Creek Farm + Learning Garden.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Within the next few years I would like to lay the foundation for farming herbs, vegetables and livestock. Of particular interest to me are rice, and indigenous medicinal herbs. Identifying what the land on a particular site needs and would benefit from is a priority. I want to focus on improving soil health and exploring crops that will help regenerate the site (perhaps looking at planting native species that have been previously removed from the land, in-conjunction with non-native species that will be equally beneficial). Raising livestock is also of interest to me, I would like to expand my small flock of Finn sheep raised for fiber and pasture management. Raising laying hens is also a future goal of mine.

What are your long term goals

Long-term I would love to be able to generate enough food to partner with local organizations or sell via a CSA program to increase accessibility of fresh food in local communities. I want to simultaneously regenerate and heal the land through regenerative farming practices (no-till/low-till, planting natives, restoring soil health, rotational grazing) while providing resources for communities in need. I am keen to specialize in a particular kind of resource whether that be indigenous medicinal herbs, or rices that are viable in the Pacific Northwest. I think education is also a crucial part of addressing inequality in our food system and I would also love to run an educational program on my farm to provide a resource for local schools and community members.

Describe your housing needs

I currently live in Portland - I don't necessarily need to live on-site, I am happy to commute if the site is within an hour drive.

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

As a BIPOC individual I recognize the huge amount of trauma that a lot of marginalized communities experience in relation to both the farming industry and how our food systems are run. My goal in farming is to address inequalities and exploitation within the agricultural sphere/our food systems and learn what it is we need to do as a community to heal what I see as a broken relationship with our land and food. I would like to aid underserved communities by making fresh and healthy food more accessible. I could see that being done by growing and providing food for CSAs or a food pantry and providing educational resources such as a learning garden.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Gorge, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
January 1, 2025

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Fiber Animals, Flowers, Herbs, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Dry Farming, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
May 9, 2024

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