I am seeking land on which to start an art farm and business. I am an artist that works will natural materials. I want to expand my practice to offer others the materials I have been growing and making for myself. These include dyes, paints, fiber and paper made from plants that can be grown here in the Willamette Valley. These plants include flax, madder, weld, indigo, dyers chamomile, coreopsis, dahlias and many more. An art garden is a very attractive and colorful scene as you can tell from this list.
In addition to the growing space I would like to utilize the land to teach workshops. Participants can see how the material gets from soil to canvas or paper or fiber this way. If a structure is not already available on the land I would build one in which to teach in inclement weather. The ability for a reasonable and previously agreed upon number of people to gather on the land is necessary for this purpose.
I am a very flexible person and if this proposal sounds at all interesting to you please reach out with your thoughts and ideas.
Water for irrigation in some form. Electricity would be nice but not essential. Barn or other structure or the ability to build one in which to teach art workshops using materials from the land.
I am a backyard farmer and have worked two seasons as a farm hand.
1) To start a small art education farm that grows plants that can be used for natural fiber, paper, dye and paint.
2) To teach workshops on the land in sustainable art practices.
3) To sell sustainable art materials grown and made on the land.
1) To expand the farm to include fiber animals.
2) To foster and sustain a community committed to sustainable materiality.
No housing needs if land is near Eugene. I own my home in West Eugene.
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