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 capitalism.

We have 4 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, we even had Trillium last year

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 Portland’s mutual aid networks.

I have a large room in the house I would like to rent to the right person who is interested in helping tend the land. Open to couples as well. The house is very 420 friendly. Let’s talk about what a partnership can look like in a way that feels mutually beneficial to all.

 


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 planted.


Available Water / Irrigation

Portland water bureau


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Metal shed- 8x10
Rubbermaid 7x7
Lattice shed- roofed with open sides- 8x9
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.


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County: Multnomah

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 0.4

Acreage Available to Landseeker:

Date Property is Available: July 15, 2021

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? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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