Recent Portland State Student Body President & now Graduate SEEKING Lease to own or Lease farming space in or around Portland/Metro Area


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Land Seeker Description

Hello! My name is Kyle Leslie-Christy, I started a sustainable landscaping redesign & build company 3 years ago after I noticed the large prevalence of unused or nonfunctional used of green space in residential areas located in inner Portland and the surrounding areas. Over the years I have worked on countless properties, with a drive to make a social change, and now manage 3 1/8 acre gardening spaces at different areas around my home in NE Portland. I have experience leading the student government of Portland State and having recently graduated, seem to be in the perfect position to utilize my skills learned in and out of my college experience. I have also become interested in herbalism, and have recently dabbled in making herbal teas, salves, and lip balms from the flowers and other herbs grown in my garden spaces. I would like to eventually have a company that locates and transforms different residential yard spaces into urban farms growing produce and products for sale at local Saturday markets. This company would become learning gardens and partner with any local schools to provide opportunities for young people to learn how to grow food, make their own herbal remedies, and learn the business side of urban agriculture. These are all long-term goals. For now I would just like to have one place that is quite a bit larger where I can grow food for sale at a Saturday market alongside other herbal remedies and specialty goods made from the flowers and herbs also grown in that one garden place. I am willing to call and chat or meet in person to discuss any options at any time. My phone number is 5034909034. I really appreciate you.


What features of the property are essential?

water, space, irrigation structures?, some processing/drying structure?, woodland, certified organic?


Describe your farming experience

I have experience growing multiple vegetables, flowers, and herbs. I like to grow using companion planting methods to maximize space, health of the plants, and decrease a reliance on extrinsic fertilizers.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

I would like to create an herbary, a learning garden of sorts to leverage federal and state grants, and partner with the local community markets to grow specialty goods or rare food items.


What are your long term goals

I would like to talk with the land owner about sale of the land to me, also discuss putting the land in an indigenous land trust, creation of a established food forest, and really standardize growing and harvesting methods.


Describe your housing needs

Currently in a rental, depending on location I may be open to moving

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Coastal, Gorge, 5, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
August 1, 2020

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 31, 2020



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