Permaculture Couple seeking long term lease in Oregon


Land Seeker Description


The name’s Mike, on behalf of my lady Dianna, our pup, 2 cats and myself, we say “Hello!”

Quick bit about ourselves, I’m 32, Di is 30, collectively we have about 13 years of cultivation and farming/permaculture practices between us.  We have 1 pup, honey, who is a mixed breed cattle dog, and 2 cats, Beans and Stormy. Honey has been raised on farms her whole life and is very friendly with all animals, including other dogs and cats. Di is a cognitive rehabilitation therapist by profession with photography as a secondary focus. I myself have been in Gardening/Cultivation/Private land management for almost 10 years now.

Ideally, we’re looking for a section of property, or entire property to call home for the next 5-10 years. The goal is sustainability and optimal land use, Permaculture being the main drive with long term moves being desired i.e. Hügelkultur, water retention-reclamation and diversion, mycology, soil building, plant breeding programs, biodiversity set ups, classes in land stewardship etc. Home on sight would be the most ideal, however a tiny home/yurt compatible set up would work as well.

Capabilities for your land are only as endless as your dreams are, we want to build for the long term, invest, restore the land and produce something entirely special. Move in date by end of Oct/Early November would be great

Lease range expenditures for us falls between 1.5-2k monthly, with discussion of possible work trade, material/crop/produce trade, or collaborative works. Not here to waste time, simply find the fit and hit the ground running.

Thank you for your consideration

Dianna & Mike

What features of the property are essential?

Scale of 1-Absolute

-Electricity = 7
-Water = 7
-Woodlands + Pasture = 5
-No toxic spray/run off use = 8
-Heavy equipment access = 6

In our minds, all things are flexible and can be worked on/invested in.

Describe your farming experience

Myself(Mike) - 2011 I joined a large scale community garden in Chicago, kick-starting an almost 12 year long journey into plant function, soil health, mycology and plant relations. Specializing in Hugelkultur techniques and greenhouse cultivation(they make me smile the most). Cannabis and hemp production and breeding both in the Legal Oregon Rec Industry, and home hobbyist grower, however this is the latter my growing focuses.

Dianna is more the home gardener type, with a couple years on the east coast tending to a sizeable food plot in her Pittsburgh neighborhood. Veggies, flowers, propagation, information logging, she's the go to.

Together, we get after it and keep it organized.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

-Establish groundwork moves to secure longevity of future projects.
-Permaculture projects that can produce income while negating financial needs(i.e. extra water/feeding)
-Communal needs; is there a niche to be filled, can we deliver
-Scaled food production
-Bee keeping(if able), herbs, flowers, and honey production
-Possible small batch, legal hemp work(2500-5000sq ft)
-Collaborative efforts if any rise up

What are your long term goals

-Achieve a profitable and respectable level of self sustaining business that keeps the land thriving with the give and take, constant crop production, poultry, rabbits, bees and honey, etc.
-Established and trusted Community presence
-knock out a 10 year goal of stewarding a single section of land to peak performance via Permaculture, biodiversity, natural farming practices.
-Become a Land Owner.

Describe your housing needs

The most ideal being a 2-3 bedroom single family minimal home, down to a 1 bedroom minimal home.

If we're talking tiny home/yurt space, 120/240v hook ups, water hook up, space to set up cooking pit during burn season. Again, very minimal needs with high flexibility.
(happy to invest and have things installed if legitimate long term plans are in order)

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Southern

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

Seeking land access by:
November 1, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

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, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 9, 2021

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