Couple seeking lease to own/trade: Couple acres around Portland area.


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Land Seeker Description

Passionate farmer/grower looking to start their own farm/business. Sustainable practices and workers’ rights/protection are my central values, along with education of land care and food cultivation.

I have my B.A. in Plant Science from Utah State University and have been managing/growing organically and conventionally since 2015.

I managed the Utah State University CSA program for 2 years. There I was in charge of the planning, growing of vegetables, along with community outreach and farmers market management. I am also experienced in grant writing as a result of this position.

Since then I have done research for the USDA, ARS, landscaping management, and hemp cultivation.

Currently, I am the lead grower/farm manager for a local wholesale nursery that grows annuals color, vegetable starts, house plants and field crops. I have a very strong work ethic and am interested now in investing back into myself and my ideals/values.

My partner is also experienced in animal caretaking such as goats, horses, and chickens. Along with being an experienced craftsman in wood furniture etc

Were looking for a place to grow our vision and create a farm/business. Our focus would be on growing vegetables, cut flowers, and herbs for either wholesale or for product making. Our longer-term goals are to grow and create an education program directed towards children and other disadvantaged people and empowering them with knowledge of plants and plant cultivation.

 


What features of the property are essential?

on-site water, and knowledge of land use and history.


Describe your farming experience

Experienced in growing outdoor, indoor, greenhouses, and in both conventional and organic systems.

I have knowledge of growing a variety of crops such as annual color, houseplants, vegetables, herbs, and woody plants. If I don't know how to grow, I will learn.

I am experienced with a variety of farm equipment such as tractors, tillers, and sprayers. Knowledge of different pesticides and their proper application and safety.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

To grow vegetables, cut flowers and herbs to either sell at farmers' markets or to create products with. Such as oils, lotions, and medicine.


What are your long term goals

Our long-term goal is to have a demonstration garden to teach people in the community how to grow their own food and build their connection back to the land.


Describe your housing needs

Ideally, there will be available housing on the land or a spot for a trailer

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
July 5, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Horses, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, 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, Season Extension, Conventional

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
May 12, 2021



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