Seeking Acreage for Native Plant Nursery, Mushroom, and Honey Farm


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Land Seeker Description

My husband and I are seeking acreage to live and farm with our two boys–4 and 8. Husband is a currently employed landscape architect/Ecologist and I hope to start a small scale native plant nursery that will compliment his work. We also have experience with edible mushroom cultivation and hope to bring our mushroom logs along and expand our operation to create edible mushrooms to sell. Ideally there would be room for bees, goats, chickens and ducks, as well. We are looking to start the whole homesteading shebang! I’m a born and raised Oregonian, avid gardener, published author, and have been itching to use my knowledge of plant cultivation, seed saving, and mycology to start a small business for some years now. We are keen on the idea of possibly buying the land eventually but it is not necessary. Is your land right for us? Let me know!


What features of the property are essential?

Water, septic, electricity, good soil quality. Land that has been organically tended, not sprayed, is ideal. Woodland on the property would be incredible.


Describe your farming experience

I have experience with seed saving, nursery plants, gardens, mycology and mushroom growing, land restoration, biodiversity surveying.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Edible mushroom cultivation, vegetable start hoop house, native plant nursery. After those are established I'd like to get bees, goats, ducks, and chickens.


What are your long term goals

Same as the short term but expanded visions of permaculture and native wildflower fields to be cultivated for seed.


Describe your housing needs

Ideally there will be some form of housing for our family, but we are willing to try trailer living (Spring next year). If we are permanent residents we will need strong Wifi for my husband's job as Landscape Ecologist.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Gorge, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
February 1, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 19, 2020



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