Seeking Land Lease/Partnership on a small size, sustainable plot


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Land Seeker Description

I have recently moved to the Portland area from Savannah, GA where I worked on a ~1.25 acre sustainable no-till market garden. I worked at this farm for about 1 and a half years, but previously was a 20+ year veteran of the wine industry. Sustainable agriculture has become my passion and I seek access to land to farm here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I currently volunteer for a couple small charitable farms to keep access to land and to give back to the community.


What features of the property are essential?

Access to enough water to drip irrigate and have for a washing station. Some electricity to power washing implements (bubbler, spinner) as well as misc hand tools. A small tractor with a front-end loader would be nice, but is not necessary. Likewise a two-wheeled tractor would be nice, but using hand tools is perfectly acceptable.


Describe your farming experience

I have come to realize that farming is one of the critical pillars that society stands on. I strive to care for the food that leaves the farm, but moreso the soil that provides the food. I am a no-till practitioner (though by no means ultra-strict) and believe that healthy soil structures can heal themselves.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

For the first few years I would like to forge DTC consumers as well as partnering with restaurants to find fertile outlets.


What are your long term goals

I would like to obtain land to farm on, initially, but then I would like to expand into agri-tourism and perhaps even F&B eventually.


Describe your housing needs

I am not in need of housing, currently.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
February 1, 2021

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

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
January 12, 2021



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