Seeking at least 1 Acre Lease for Cash or Partnership in Willamette Valley


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Land Seeker Description

My husband & I (and our 2 year old dog Hazel) are hoping to foster a mutually beneficial relationship with an experienced farmer in order to help each other achieve our dreams! We help farm your land while also getting to create our own food forest.

He has more farming experience than me (commercial tree farming, greenhouse nursery management, irrigation management, Master Gardener program at OSU, poultry & vegetable farming) and will lead the labor force. However I fully intend to be involved in the work as well! My experience is limited to small-scale greenhouse operations, poultry, & backyard gardening.

I’ve recently transitioned from working from home to a part-time position in Sheridan and my husband works full-time in Sheridan as well to cover our living expenses. We’ll be partially available during the weekdays, but fully available on the weekends for work.

We are both passionate about being good stewards of the land & being able to give back to the community. Our goal is to grow and learn through this partnership so that we can take what we’ve learned over the years to our own land one day.


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights/well access, septic/sewage, electricity


Describe your farming experience

My husband has about 3 years of farming experience overall, mostly certified & uncertified organic (hot composting) but he does have hydroponic farming experience as well. My farming experience collectively totals 2 years and is strictly organic, not certified.

We have farming experience with vegetables, berries, poultry, beans, herbs, mushrooms, flowers, & trees.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Get immersed in the farming world and learn the growing challenges of our specific region. Help a fellow community member while helping ourselves gain agricultural knowledge. Sell produce at farmers markets.


What are your long term goals

Learn the ins & outs of year-round organic farming while building savings so that we can create our own operation on our own land one day to pass onto our future children. Create a space for a community garden to share what we've learned and provide a safe space for others to grown & learn


Describe your housing needs

We have a travel trailer that we can live out of if housing is not available.


What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

As POC we understand what it's like to be judged unfairly so we absolutely make it a point to never do so ourselves. We treat everyone with the respect & understanding we hope to receive!

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, North Willamette Valley

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
July 1, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease for cash, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
June 6, 2024



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