Homesteading Couple Looking for Land for Us and/or Our Small Flock


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Land Seeker Description

Hi everyone! My name is Morgan. I am a university student with a Permaculture Design Certificate and experience working with community gardening organizations. My partner, Joel, and I have a small homestead in our current home with chickens and a vegetable garden. As I have just transferred to a school in the area, we are looking for a place in the Jackson County area where we can continue to grow food and raise our chickens. We are looking for a leasing agreement on a plot of land with housing, or to lease a small piece of land for our flock. We are open to helping with existing farming operations as a part of the agreement. Please contact us if you think this would be a good fit for your needs too. Thank you!


What features of the property are essential?

housing on-site AND/OR enough space for small flock, electricity, water access for growing vegetables, plumbing or water-collection/composting toilet/other alternatives, space for pickup truck and single-axle camping trailer


Describe your farming experience

I have earned a Permaculture Design Certificate, which has to do with sustainable food growing practices. I've worked with organizations that planted and managed community gardens or other greenery in urban spaces, for 4 years. Lastly, I am a hobbyist homesteader with a vegetable garden and a small flock of 4 chickens, that I raised from the time they were chicks. I have a lot to learn about farming. However, I am passionate about sustainable agriculture and I have been growing food since 2014.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

We do not intend to have a farm business in the first year, while I am finishing my degree. However, we are willing to help with an existing operation or to maintain a farm as part of the lease agreement.


What are your long term goals

My partner and I have long term plans to buy a piece of land, so that we can farm and incorporate farming into our income stream - through selling produce, prepared food, or even creating a farm collective with community programs.


Describe your housing needs

My partner and I are looking for land with housing onsite, with electricity and functional plumbing or water collection/other alternatives. However, we are also open to leasing a plot with no housing, so that we can keep our chickens there.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Southern

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

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Berries, Herbs, Poultry, 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:
Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
August 25, 2021



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