Seeking Land: 10+Acres, with in 20 miles from Portland


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Land Seeker Description

I work with the African Community in Portland Oregon providing hands-on farming training on how to grow African food and produce in the NW climate. The food that is grown on this educational farm, will go to feed the families in the program first,  and the rest of the produce gets distributed to other African community members experiencing food insecurities and who have no access or source for foods from their homeland.  I am looking to lease 10 + acres of land to accomodate the needs of our African community in Porland. This farm will serve as a learning space where members can learn and practice how to grow more culture-specific foods to feed their families and also provide food access to other community members in need of foods from their homeland. 


What features of the property are essential?

Water, and Electricity.


Describe your farming experience

I have 25 years of farming experience, growing a variety of plants and vegetable in Africa for commercial purpose. I continue expanding my farming experience here in the U.S learning how to farm with the North West climate for 7 years now.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

My short term goal is to keep farming and producing culture specific foods for the African community.


What are your long term goals

My long term goals is to eventually be able to buy land to keep farming and continue helping my community weather it is by distributing food, teaching and sharing the knowledge of how to farm and grow food from our homeland in Oregon climate.


Describe your housing needs

Having housing on the property is a plus but not crucial, finding the right property hopefully with some infrastructure and a landowner that is welcoming and supports the vision of our organization and is willing to work with us on a long term lease is more important.


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

I believe having a clean and well organized land space creates a welcoming environment for everyone. Communicating clear expectations and responsibilities with landholder and everyone working on the property is an important part of creating a healthy working environment where people can work in harmony and feel safe and welcome.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
May 13, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Other

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 10, 2024



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