Experienced farmer seeking creative solution or partnership: 0.5 to 2 acres in the Portland Area


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Land Seeker Description

I have been farming for 7 years and have been running my own CSA farm business for 4 years in Corbett. I’m interested in maintaining my land in Corbett while also developing a new learning garden site in Portland. My vision is to develop a learning garden space that would balance productivity and education, featuring sustainable vegetable growing practices and on-site classes. I’m interested primarily in growing vegetables and facilitating garden and farm education, but I’m also interested in bees and pollinators, flowers, seed saving, mushrooms, and food preservation. My priority is to create a space that is safe, welcoming, community-based, and works with under-served populations. Thanks for reading!


What features of the property are essential?

A satisfactory soil test, on-site water. A greenhouse, small class setting or existing infrastructure is a plus but not required.


Describe your farming experience

I have worked


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

In the first year I would prioritize developing infrastructure, soil testing, crop planning and assess community needs. My existing CSA program could provide several possibilities for connecting with the new site, such as a new CSA pickup location, work parties, classes, tool sharing, etc.


What are your long term goals

Establish a sustainable, permanent garden site for food production, classes, and community engagement. Seasonal vegetable production, bees, pollinator habitat, winter cover crops, seed saving projects, mushroom production, on-site classes.


Describe your housing needs

I don't need housing

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

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

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 9, 2019



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