Long term lease, partnership in creating an agroforestry system on the edge of the Willamette valley


Land Seeker Description

After some decades of living on farms, creating sustainable systems of food, wood and floral, The best thing would be a fairly open contract to buy someone out of assets that are accounted for as equity. The land would be in the foothills, with a slight slope and topsoil that is drained or can be tiled to become drainable.  We could use 10 -20 acres for orchards, for grazing poultry and production of herbs, for the use of making animal habitats with useful plants, and for the learning environment of the adolescent youth. Higher elevation might be best for many reasons. Air flow, given no cold sink or bowl shaped  that collect cold moisture, is very helpful. If there are older fruit trees, removing bugs and disease from the picture can be more difficult. Mostly my partner and I are rare beings that like to be surrounded by nature and to make that our living as I have since 1998 and she since she met me in 2010. Jana takes care of animals and I to collect useful plants. We are both considered Biofeliacs. The problem with being a biofeliac is that one is driven to farm the earth all of your spare time.

“True genius is recognizing the relationships between all things. Insanity is the inability to handle those relationships.” Anonymous

“Behind every great man is a great women.”

“Have compassion for all beings rich and poor alike. Each has their suffering. Some suffer too much and some suffer too little.” Siddharta Gautama

“Trees have been representatives of nature that show us what altruism really is.”

What features of the property are essential?

Well water for human consumption ideal, water runoff for irrigation, a stream of course, or a pond along with a barn is needed for animals, and can be built. 210 amp outlet will be need for the freezer. A stainless steel kitchen will be erected by year five.

Describe your farming experience

Farm 1 Timber farm. Age 19-32. 34 acres micromanaged using multiple canopies and gourmet mushroom fungus as an herbacide. Harvests of secondary forest products, including firewood.
"The Ranch". the rest of the 110 acres in Alsea used for growing native timber. a nursery growing treees from seeds and growing larger timber species. Sold all or planted all.
Farm 2 2010 30 acres permaculture farm Monroe OR. Fruits nuts berries, mentorships from neighbors. Attending OSU to learn Organic methods of farming, permaculture design certified. Started a fruit tree nursery
Farm 3 1.5 acres of supremely good soil growing veggies namely garlic. This was a short stay as the next farm comes up.
Farm 4 200 acres of not so good, 100 yr hazelnut farm on slopes did erode the topsoil. First year growing hemp here as well as continuing the fruit tree nursery since 2010.
farm 5 One season in Alsea growing 5 cultivars of hemp.
Farm 6 is current. Test orchard

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Establish maybe 40 varieites of commercial but uncommon fresh eating or cook worthy fruits as a basis for a steady income but also having novel fruits to make juice from. The understories will include grapes, hemp perhaps, chinese herbs and gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Most veggies will be used to make value improved products that will give the produce shelf life. Turkey poults for sale, Geese also, lastly and primarily the fruit tree nursery will made legit in this place. We have all tools to make these ventures happen. We need water and soil. Manure will be provided however, there is a need for more always. I will start teaching workshops this year.

What are your long term goals

After markets are established, we move out of selling locally into fda compliance, labels etc. A freezer will be used and a standardized juice will become possible to produce.

Describe your housing needs

We need a spot separated as our own, to be creative with, to put a tiny home on. Or a fixer upper to work on as we learn DIY style. Storage space we can create as needed.

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

Having kids around to learn the art and the science of permaculture or regenerative farming will take on the form of a non-profit so that the process of finding a persons' aptitude for working with nature in the outdoors can be realized while the labore to harvest will be taken care of for the most part.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Eastern, 5, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
11 - 20 acres

Seeking land access by:
March 1, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep, Vineyard, Other

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:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 26, 2023

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