Seeking creative solution, possible lease or buy to grow food for people and hemp


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Land Seeker Description

Hello friends hope all of you are well. To build resilience in the face of this outbreak i believe that it is vital to build a vital and healthy community that eats locally produced organic nutrient rich food with a live profile of microbial life that will benefit the microbiomes of the eaters much the way plants rely on mychorrizal relationships with fungi to survive in Oregon in the face of many many pests and molds and mildews and bugs that devour the non mychorrizal plants like radish cauliflower broccoli and snap peas. Anyway today i have quite a few worm farms which fuel agriculture in the form of actively aerated compost tea in my 500 ft grow areas in se Portland. I also have several koi and goldfish ponds which fuel the bacteria and food plants in gravel beds in a few very clumsy aquaponic setups. I prefer to grow in soil however with fresh material and waste from the fish along with aact made of only organic microbe food (molasses, kelp and fish emulsion, and worm poop. No animal products added except fish waste which the usda says is the least likely microbe to adversely affect a human as they are so different in the microbial way from us thus making it a good source for pooh along with worms. Anyway i have way too much material and want to get started getting microbes in tbe ground breaking down food for us to grow in. Anyway I have grown cannabis since early 90s and only recently really learned what was really happening and how to properly grow things in this outdoor environment. I never grew commercially so did not cash in like many among us or else i would not be here. I dont have time to wait for economic recovery as id like to start asap. Thanks. And really i could possibly borrow money some day but not any time soon. Would be willing to be flexible as far as arrangement as i imagine many people are cash poor right now and need cash upfront to pay their commitments as well. We can work something out im sure via email as long as i can walk the site first. Thanks for reading this far. Tmi?


What features of the property are essential?

Certified organic preferrable but not required. I do bioremediation as an added perk so if there are any small issues i think today's microbes are vastly capable of handling it with some guidance from me and the right environment for them to thrive. Having the bacteria and fungi established already at my home beds, transferring those communities into a small acreage situation would improve the life in the soil immediately but depending on the amount of organic matter they may take longer to establish etc. I could use storage and electricity and chlorine free water in very small amounts to brew aact on site. Thats about it.


Describe your farming experience

I think i hit this one already. Aquaponics hydroponics but i prefer mostly organic soil outdoor or greenhouse dry farming on a small scale in my yard driveway etc but i have had bad luck with greenhouse building and cheap hoop house issues etc which remains my nemesis


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

I would like to have a community involved csa with local support and participation classes and have it be an inclusive learning environment that included a diverse and involved local citizens who want to contribute to the strength of our community through healthy and toxin free live food thar has nutritional value and microbial PROTECTION from pathogens rather then poison which is ALWAYS worse then the disease. Even if you lose the whole crop. Poison is never the answer


What are your long term goals

Same as 1-5, but more realistic on time line


Describe your housing needs

None

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
April 5, 2020

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Dairy, Flowers, Goats, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, 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 5, 2020



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