Seeking Caretaker Position or Lease: 1+acres in Mid Willamette


Land Seeker Description

We are a young, motivated couple both 30 yrs old with experience in farming, gardening, and living the country lifestyle.

Seeking a small, simple place to live with access to gardens and water for growing food and starting a small diverse  Fruit Tree/Bush/Vine nursery business

Interest in working with landowners towards future farm, and conservation goals.

What features of the property are essential?

Water-rights for nursery, though expected use is very low.

Describe your farming experience

Tyler has worked several seasons at small organic veggie farms, pruned fruit trees in family orchards, and worked with native seed collection and processing. Seasonal fruit tree pruning for individuals as Ty's Friendly Fruit Care. A passionate student of permaculture, ecological restoration, and landscape art.

Ren has experience with sheep and cheesemaking, has volunteered on veggie farms in the PNW, and is now a Montessori teacher.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Grow diverse edible fruiting plants for nursery business amongst a home garden.

Offer plants sales and planting through Ty's Friendly Fruit Care seasonal pruning/garden business and local markets and farmstands.

What are your long term goals

Grow interesting and useful varieties of perennial food plants to nourish and inspire people
Spread the culture of backyard fruit growers

Describe your housing needs

Searching for small, simple house for the two of us and a calm cat.
Interested in fixing up and maintenance of an older place.
Tyler is willing to work considerable hours in caretaker/groundskeeper role for reduced rent, Ren will be working full time.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

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

Seeking land access by:
June 1, 2021

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

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

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:
April 14, 2021

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