I have a backyard flower growing operation and would like to expand to around 1 acre next year and eventually up to 5-10 acres of my own land. I have a strong passion for growing and providing local, organic flowers as an alternative to flowers flown half way around the world.
Water rights and irrigation infrastructure are absolutely essential.. sandy and/or loamy soil are preferred. It would also be preferred to have a large shed or a barn to store equipment and start seeds.
I have no formal farming experience, but I have a PhD in physical chemistry and a strong appetite for learning. I'm currently employed in the tech sector and spend around 20 hours per week pursuing cut flower cultivation, both physically growing flowers and educating myself on the best known methods
Short-term my goals are to grow flowers and greenery for fresh and dried arrangements to be sold at area farmers markets. I also am working on growing my wedding and event portfolio to increase revenue and support.
Long-term we'd like to purchase our own 5-10 acre farm to grow cut flowers and homestead.
I do not need housing. I own a home with my spouse in south Troutdale.
Flowers have the power to bring joy, evoke memories, and brighten the darkest times and spaces. Just like fresh food, fresh flowers shouldn't be the privilege of the wealthy. I would seek out markets in underserved neighborhoods and price my market bouquets on a sliding scale based on neighborhood income. Eventually, I would like to serve as a mentor to florist-farmers and select underserved mentees
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