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Land Seeker Description

Hi! My name is Bruce Weaver my professional experience is a patchwork of diversity, and procession. Raised in rural MO on 40 acres, Bruce came by “DIY” naturally, out of necessity, marked by an insatiable curiosity, and fertile imagination. His father’s workshop was the mother load for making stuff, but it was his mother, a prolific artist, who influenced Bruce’s free-thinking and fueled imagination, exposing him to a creativity that seemed to know no boundaries: poetry, pottery, painting, pen & ink, airbrush and photography. When it came time to “make a living” Bruce never divorced himself from nature in the pursuit of money. He owned a handyman business helping others “do it yourself,” which led to professional caretaking gigs where he lived and worked caring for vegetable gardens, landscapes, building and vehicle maintenance, and at times pinch-hit as chef! He discovered Permaculture gardening, primitive skills schools and spent years learning and working with a cadre of back-to-the-landers and top permaculture teachers.

He inspired the vision for and implementation of an heirloom seed garden for propagating indigenous, heirloom seeds from the Hopi and Navajo nations, replanting them inside Canyon de Chelly–once the agricultural and farming homeland of the Navajo, long-since abandoned for modernity and “urban” living. To support the rehabilitation of the garden project, Bruce was the founding partner in an ecotourism business– Time Passages, conducting eco-tours inside the belly of the sacred labyrinth that is Canyon de Chelly. At Time Passages he worked closely with expert guides in archaeology, geology and anthropology of the Southwest region, together with the native Navajo guide, who together conducted week-long expeditions for eco-travelers in this sacred land. It would be some years later that Bruce found his love of new-media and film, which prompted him to pursue a scholarship at Vancouver Film School, where he was the recipient of a first-place award, garnering him a full scholarship, and where he earned his degree in New Media and is a graduate of Vancouver Film School. Uniting his love of nature with film and media skills, fueled by boundless imagination, Bruce took to backpack broadcasting, and single-handedly made a documentary film, and video shorts on eco-oriented subjects, traveling to rural and indigenous communities as diverse as Montana and post-Katrina New Orleans to Columbia South America and Darjeeling India, to learn and share what he was learning virtually with a community of like-minded others. In short, Bruce’s life is a processional one, on a quest to bring nature and “making a living” together, and where the only thing we need is imagination. Practically speaking, you will see from my resume I am an experienced and professional property manager caretaker earth steward.

Bruce and Tarini  2023

Vintage Bruce and Tarini aka (Kristen)



What features of the property are essential?

the features that are essential to me are water rights irrigation, well water, river or several ponds on the premises, historic barn and/or other structures, mixed pasture and woodland, and organic soil if possible. If chemical fertilizers have been used in the past then I am more than open to using regenerative methods to help bring the land back to its original healthy state. One of my favorite elements would also be old growth trees.

Describe your farming experience

I got into farming through permaculture. I was lucky enough to learn from two of the leading permaculture teachers, which gave me a solid foundation in ecological principles and how to apply them to food production.

My Self-education continues around focused small-scale farming has been another key part of my journey. I've learned and applied farm concepts such as cover cropping, no till, agroforestry, and holistic grazing.

What's more, I'm tapped into the latest advances in technology for sustainable agriculture. This includes farm apps and the use of drones for long-term management solutions.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

This is a very challenging question to answer, as it's largely dependent on housing and creative solutions. My short-term plans for the farm incorporate permaculture forestry and holistic grazing, alongside utilizing whatever the land base has to offer. Additionally, depending on the opportunity present by the land owner, there are multiple farming strategies I would consider, including agroforestry. My first step would be to develop short-term strategies that best align with these opportunities so we can create a sustainable farm business over time.

What are your long term goals

My long-term plans are a bit more abstract than my short term goals, as I haven't yet found the right situation to fully commit to them. When I think of what I want to accomplish by the time I’m in my 70’s, I'm filled with ambition and excitement. My vision is to collaborate on a project that utilizes creativity and imagination in order to generate positive change that serves our diverse community. It's a lofty dream, but I believe if we come together we can make it into a reality.

Describe your housing needs

For many years now, I have been a long-term caretaker and property manager of many different places, helping individuals and families make their dreams come true by assisting in managing the properties they desired. Now that I am approaching 60 years old, it's time for me to find my own place to call home. I am looking for a creative living situation with private housing for my wife, myself, and our beloved dog Juno. Fixer-uppers are an option; however, I am more interested in finding land/home purchase at prices that reflect a paradigm shift away from greed and toward a model of land ownership inspired by imagination and vision. Ideally I would like to have has 5-10 acres of my own within the scope of a larger project such as a ranch, farm or retreat.

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

As an earth steward, I am committed to acknowledging the significance of bio-diversity in our lives and making sure that everyone is included in any project or mission that I undertake. We must remember that every life—no matter big or small—is worth conserving. I strongly believe that each and every individual has something unique to contribute to the conservation of our planet, no matter their age, race, gender, ethnicity, ability or economic status. Therefore, it is my goal as an earth steward to not only raise awareness about the importance of protecting our bio-diversity but also actively foster participation from all walks of life in every endeavor related to this cause. Every voice matters and more people need to be empowered to become active participants in this effort so that together we can strengthen our effort towards preserving our home for generations yet unborn.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Eastern, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Southern, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
March 1, 2023

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Partnership, Other

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
January 3, 2023

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