Seeking Creative Solution: 1/4 acre in Salem/Keizer area.


Land Seeker Description

My name is Bleauregard (Blu) von Kasadu, 27-year-old Irish-American male; born and raised in the Marion County. I am studying to become an international environmental scientist. My vision is to start a multi-lateral endeavor to solve the world’s crises by employing living organisms. For example, black soldier fly larvae can significantly decrease the disposal of food waste in landfills by eating it. They eat faster, and have a broader pallet than worms. Globally, food waste in landfills generate greenhouse gases that are more potent than fossil fuels, and is indeed a significant driving force for Global Warming. Oyster mushrooms can eat fossil fuels by secreting enzymes that break down the hydro-carbons into carbohydrates and sugars that the fungi can use. This has been proven useful in the case of oil spills, where companies have been able to effectively clean up infected beaches by laying out saw dust, inoculated with oyster mushroom spores.

I need land to further my studies, since I live in an apartment. Space for projects is limited. I also have several plants in five-gallon buckets that I would like to weather over for the winter.

What I am looking for is empty space to build two greenhouses, each being roughly 20 ft. x 10 ft. x 7 ft. These temporary structures will allow me to continue the growth and observation of my plants, as well as furthering my studies on beneficial fungi and insects. The frames would be staked into the ground, with the covers held down by cinderblocks. I may also occupy space around the vicinity of the greenhouses, such as a tank to hold water necessary for watering via sprinklers or drip nozzles. If need be, I can supply my own water. I may also stack five-gallon buckets for storage against the outside of the greenhouses, or request an additional temporary structure for storing equipment.

I am willing to rent the space and pay for my utilities, but I am also a poor student. Any offer to pay off my rent with labor would be appreciated.

What features of the property are essential?

I need space for two 20 ft. x 10ft. x 7 ft. greenhouses, and one small shed; maybe a water tank as well.

Describe your farming experience

I have no experience in farming, though I have been studying various agricultural methods.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

I would like to experience my own greenhouse farming operation, and to improve efficiencies regarding such endeavors. This operation involves a greenhouse for vegetation, a greenhouse for fungi, and a shed for equipment. Access to electricity and water would be ideal, but not necessary (so long as a water tank can occupy the vicinity). I can have battery or propane-powered space heaters for warmth, and battery-powered fans for circulation. I may have trusted representatives check on the operation, in case I might be unavailable at the time.

What are your long term goals

I do not plan to continue my operation beyond five years, though I may seek to negotiate expansions if the right conditions are met. I could see myself capitalizing on my operation. It could entertain possibilities such as rabbit meat and furs, culinary mushrooms, tomato sauces, fermented foods, and livestock feed amendments.

Describe your housing needs

I live in an apartment in Keizer. Housing is not needed.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre

Seeking land access by:
September 29, 2019

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

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 3, 2019

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