Lease /Lease to own/ Partnership


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Land Seeker Description

I’m a gardener with a small business focusing on naturescaping design and installation. I live in Portland with my small family of 3. 

My background the last few years involves nursery work, habitat restoration, and landscape gardening. I have some experience working in orchards and hold an associates degree in horticulture. I have a commercial spray applicator license and OLCB # 100197.

I was involved in the local food scene here in Portland before changing my career aspirations. That included work at farmer’s markets, restaurants, bakeries, and food carts. 

I’m open to working collaboratively on a business endeavor or some mutually beneficial arrangement. I’m open to leasing land, too. 


What features of the property are essential?

water rights, well, irrigation, barn/structure


Describe your farming experience

Garden business Owner/Operator. Associate degree in horticulture. Intern at Home Orchard Education Center. Worked various roles at several nurseries. Grow food at home.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Explore options, connect with people in agriculture. Begin a small farm or nursery operation. Learn and grow. Build up customer base. Form meaningful relationships.


What are your long term goals

Operate a successful business and assess growth possibilities. Land stewardship, Livelihood, Equity, and Education.


Describe your housing needs

I do not seek any housing, but am open to part time residency. I live in East Portland.


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

Stewardship. Engage with neighbors. Make the farm attractive and clean. Be accountable. Open and direct communication. Humility. Volunteer. Serve on ag-related boards.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Gorge, 5, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Vineyard

Interested in these business arrangements:
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, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 25, 2022



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