Lease small acres, OG, veg/fruit Multnomah or nearby


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Land Seeker Description

Hello, my name is Jen Davis. I am a native Blue Orchard Bee beekeeper and an organic market garden farmer, right now leasing land for my little Scout Bee Farm in Gales Creek, Oregon.

I have over thirty years in intensive backyard urban farm experience growing vegetables and fruits, raising chickens and ducks and native bees. I have one and a half years experience working on a large farm in Gales Creek, but have also volunteered and worked at other farms on and off for decades.

I have three Permaculture Design certificates including my most recent certificate from the internationally respected organization City Repair. and have trained as a Master Gardener, as well as worked in landscape maintenance and design.

I am a graduate of the Rogue Farm Internship program and the UC Berkely MESA course on farming for climate resilience. I also am a graduate of the intensive OSU/Oregon Bee Project Advanced Bee Identification course.

I have taught classes for a decade about pollinators at the Side Yard Farm, Zenger Farm, One Green World, Sunnyside School and for many other schools, clubs and organizations.

My focus as a farmer is on no-till, low water use, regenerative farming, to protect soil biome to resist drought, diseases, pests and weeds, and to sequester carbon.

I am currently practicing low-till, interplanting market gardening veg on one acre in Gales Creek. I live and my csa clients and markets are in Portland, so I would prefer to farm closer to home if possible.

I am open to collaborations with others, but I also have all my own tools and crew. A space to safely store my tools, an on-site produce wash station and greenhouse space)harvest storage space would be greatly appreciated.

I use only organic methods, but do not need to seek organic certification for my market. My main focus as a farmer could be described as “habitat farming.” My sim is to help work with nature to grow healthy delicious crops. I love to grow rare and heirloom veggies and save seeds. I love to grow lots of bee flowers. I love to nourish people, and donate a good portion of my crops to those in need. In

I am willing to mentor others if there is interest. 🙂 🙂 I enjoy community in farming life and am open to trades as well.

Thank you!

With bee power,

Jen Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights, sewer, access to bathroom, pesticide/herbicide free land, dependable irrigation, place to store tools, access to greenhouse or option to construct my own onsite, harvest wash station and ideally some short term harvest storage.


Describe your farming experience

I am 56, and have seriously grown food for thirty years. I trained as a Master Gardener and have three Permaculture Design degrees, as well as am a grad if Rogue Farm Corps internship program, UC Berkeley Mesa Farming for Climate Resilience program, and am currently studying no-till ag with Jen Aron at Blue Raven Farm and the Soil Food Web.

In short, I thirty years experience growing food in varying capacities. I have a small certified organic one acre market garden farm called Scout Bee Farm in Gales Creek, OR. I have a great crew and a csa client base and markets I supply. We grow mostly heirloom, open pollinated veg and fruits, grains and herbs. We focus on low/no-till regen ag and water saving techniques. We save seeds and feed birds and bees as part of our practice.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Grow intensive successional organic no-till veg and fruit crops with some herbs, grains and flowers for sale at local markets and for a dedicated csa client base. Help educate others on best practices for feeding pollinators and growing food with low to no-till methods.


What are your long term goals

75-150 csa clients
Purchase land and grow wonderful crops while supporting a healthy ecosystem
Market sales of fruit, veg, grains, beans and herbs
Possible small education courses as part of business to help support best farming practices


Describe your housing needs

I own my own home but am open to relocating if the situation seems right.

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

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

Seeking land access by:
May 24, 2021

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

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, 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:
April 20, 2021



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