Partnership, Creative Solution. Regenerative Agriculture: Polk/Marion County seeking lease or arrangement


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Land Seeker Description

I am a young farmer, a current student of sustainability on my way to a degree. I grew up working in permaculture yields, organic farming, dairy farming, hay production, livestock care, livestock showing, and fruit/ nut orchards. I worked many hot summers doing farm hand jobs but in recent years I have been away in Oregon where I now live for college. As I began learning more about the environment I realized the knowledge I have is universal to humans everywhere and teaching and practicing agriculture sustainably is the future, we have no other choice. I am seeking land that I can work with or separate from the land holders. If you are passionate about sustainability, organics, connection to nature, restorative agriculture, natural building… we would make a great match! I want to establish an abundant, organic fruit, nut, vegetable yield and be able to construct natural buildings (cob and the like). I’m willing to work with land holders temporarily or more long term, I know how to build and heal soils.


What features of the property are essential?

Nothing is essential, I can work with whatever comes my way. We have the knowledge and work ethic.


Describe your farming experience

I grew up farming, I was mentored for many summers by a traditional non-certified organic farmer that began farming in Central America and relocated to Northern California. I have experience healing and tending to soil health and compost, creating well managed and organized crop patterns. I have an abundance of knowledge and experience with livestock care. I also have experience with just about every tractor, hand tool, and there is nothing I'm not willing to learn or try. I have done home construction and renovation, finish cement, carpentry, roofing, maintenance, fence installation, and so on.
I am on track to graduate with a degree in sustainability with emphasis in regenerative agriculture, although the knowledge I have from informal teaching is my most valuable asset.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Short term goals are to establish healthy soil throughout the property, then move in to land planning for vegetable farming, livestock rotations, perennial locations and tree placement. This would easily turn in to sustenance where surplus could be sold through farmers markets or trade. I want to operate more communally rather then through transactions.


What are your long term goals

Long term plans would be to have met goals of landsharer and their land, to do our part in sequestering carbon, localizing needs, and harboring community into our actions. Personally, I want to have established a home for my family that is away from the rat race structuralized society has become. I want to live humbly, graciously, and return my efforts to the planet. I want to share my knowledge, skills, experience, and hard work with people. I have a philosophers mind and want to help people awaken. It is my duty to provide to my family and I want to provide nothing but the best and the closer to nature is the best. I want to teach naturopathy and sustainability, I want to leave an impact that combats climate change and peoples suffering.


Describe your housing needs

We are a small family of 3. My fiancé, myself and our daughter who is 9. We also have a dog who is well-behaved and quiet. We would be looking for humble housing. For short-term arrangements this would be essential, long term arrangements depending on negotiation, I would love to build a cob house. In an ideal world we would be able to negotiate through this depending on length of both of our goals and intentions.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
July 20, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Cattle, Flowers, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 12, 2021



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