Partnership on 0.4 acre forested farm in East Portland


Description

Hello- I have a house on 0.4 acres that backs up to Powell Butte nature park. The land is in what is presently known as East Portland. We reside on traditional village sites for the Clackamas and Cowlitz Tribes and seek to be as good of land stewards as we can be under a capitalist system.

We have 3 ducks, 4 chickens, and a space full of mostly Native, edible, medicinal and culturally significant plants that we are committed to stewarding without the use of any chemical sprays. Chemicals have not been used on this property in 20+ years. We regularly battle morning glory bindweed, Himalayan blackberry, creeping buttercup and English Ivy.

Some of the mature plants on site include- elderberries, currants, thimbleberries, salmonberries, Oso berries, high bush cranberries, Oregon grape, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries a very well established Coyote bush, stands of lemon balm, snow berries and many more

We have some backyard farming experience but mostly we are learning as we go. We are Queer, non-binary, body positive, and anti-racists. We are passionate about somatic healing and the intersection of trauma and social justice movements. We hope to get more plugged in to mutual aid networks and to get more organized so more people are able to plug in to the space and enjoy it with us.

 


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

growing all of the wonderful things to trade and share, controlling the invasive species and honoring the space


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

a community of folks who want to be more independent from our broken global food systems and help others do the same, collective healing and deep connection to the sacred land that we inhabit


Current Use

Planted as an ethnobotanical garden by an indigenous org so there are many culturally significant and medicinal plants on site. There is a small mixed flock of chickens and ducks and some annual vegetable garden beds.


Available Water / Irrigation

Portland water bureau


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Metal shed- 8x10
Rubbermaid 7x7
Plastic hoop house- 8x10


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Basic hand tools


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

this is Portland residential zoning so we have many livestock restrictions. I am at the limit for allowable poultry and we are allowed only mini animals and bees from here on out. We can keep up to 5 mini goats!! stoked on that. I can share the zoning code if you are interested in understanding what's allowed and what's restricted.


What are you doing as a landholder to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your land and in your community?

Anyone coming to the land needs to commit to being anti-racist and actively working to dismantle White supremacy systems and conditioning. Open and honest communication are required and we expect that hard conversations will come up. We commit to sitting in discomfort and supporting each other to learn and grow. We will hold each other accountable to community agreements (we are in the process of establishing our agreements- join us?) community care > calling the cops


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County: Multnomah

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 0.4

Acreage Available to Landseeker:

Date Property is Available: March 24, 2022

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Date when this listing was created: July 9, 2021

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? No

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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