Seeking lease to own acreage for horticultural and farming business, with option to reside on land.


Land Seeker Description

I am looking for land for stewardship, to operate a nursery business, for vegetable and other crop farming, and for animal sanctuary.    I am an older woman grateful to pass on land and opportunity to younger farm partners as relationships are established and time dictates.

What features of the property are essential?

Water rights, pasture, woodland, stream, spring. Hook up to municipal services as much as possible: Wi-Fi, road maintenance, fire service, electricity, sewage. Healthcare and emergency services within reasonable distance including veterinary.

Describe your farming experience

Experience includes many years of urban and semi-rural food and farm systems production including nursery management. Organic farmer training at the Rural Development Center in Salinas, California. Farmers market and business development training for California. Composting and water management. Arboriculture and pruning.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

To establish systems and routines for stewardship and animal care over the first five years; establish the nursery, determine viable products and markets.

What are your long term goals

Within 10 years, to have a working operation with younger partners for succession.

Describe your housing needs

Small house with ability to add on for passive solar gain and work space adjoining the house; extra bedroom, expansive kitchen, cellar.

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

Open communication about equity, inclusion and social justice with everyone in my circles and especially on the farm, to create an environment of respect, trust and care. Care of people and animals is wedded to care of the land and protection of the earth.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Southern, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
February 28, 2023

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

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
December 2, 2022

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