My name is Alyssa and I am a 33 year old creative, passionate, and determined neurodivergent woman. Like so many, quarantine put a lot of my life into prospective. I found myself lost in the rat race of life, depressed and desperately searching for a reason to keep fighting. In solitude, I began to look inward and ask myself what the meaning of my life was. I started my first garden and fell in love with homesteading. I found that I craved an intentional life where I was working in harmony with nature, using my hands to build and create things from scratch, and problem solve using my unique perspective. I immersed myself in learning as much about this lifestyle as I could and was delighted to learn just how therapeutic playing in soil and growing my own food from seed actually was. I realized that as much as I loved living close to my family, Southern California just never felt like home. It was on a road trip when I fell in love with all the trees and stunning views of the PNW. In April 2023, I was looking for a new place to live and decided to take a leap of faith and make the move up here, despite not knowing a single person. I have this renewed fire lit within me to create a legacy. One where I can make the world a better place before I’m gone. I am now on a mission to make my dream a reality because I truly believe I am living on borrowed time and this life I’m living is for something much greater than just myself.
Quality organic soil, water, electricity/solar, high speed internet.
I grew up helping out on my great uncles U-Pick apple orchard in southern California. I have 3 years of organic gardening and preserving experience and have basic carpentry skills. I am very passionate about learning as much as I can from books, videos, or anyone who’s willing to teach me. I am constantly building new skills in my free time and will be getting my Master Gardening Certification next year.
I am seeking land for a multi year lease or lease to buy. My short term goal is to get crops in the ground using organic, permaculture practices to start a market garden and CSA. I'd like to get a flock of chickens and possibly milk goats. I will use the land to create multiple revenue streams, as well as continue to grow my social media following to create revenue.
My long term goal is to purchase a large piece of land (20+ acres), expand the garden to include an orchard and create a self-sustaining mini ecosystem, as well as add more animals like cattle, pigs, and bees. A life goal of mine is to also create a non profit to work with children in the foster care system. There have been multiple studies that show just how therapeutic gardening and being in nature is in treating PTSD. I believe that creating a safe space where kids in the foster care system can come to heal is something this world needs more of.
Ideally, I would like to have a place to live in on the property. If no housing is available I would need to be able to park an RV on site.
I believe farming at its core is about community. I am a lifelong learner and hope to share my knowledge with others along the way. I believe knowledge is power and that resources should be shared. I would love to be able to support myself and my community with what I raise and grow. I am passionate about getting to a place where I can give at least 51% of what I grow to help support and nourish my community.
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