Seeking Purchase or Lease/Partnership of 5+ acres in Washington or Yamhill County


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Land Seeker Description

Married Couple with two boys (4 and 6) looking to purchase or lease land to farm and, ideally, live on.  We have experience farming and I (Mike) worked as a school garden coordinator and Environmental Educator in SE Ohio before moving to the area.  My wife grew up on a farm.  I also have a masters in Environmental Studies with a focus on Conservation Agriculture, and have participated in many permaculture workshops.

 

My dream is to establish an agro-ecosystem that is profitable while still enhancing the area’s biodiversity.  A farm that can act as a model of sustainable, environmentally friendly production.

 


What features of the property are essential?

Water. Electricity. Ability to build or house on site to use.


Describe your farming experience

I have farmed small plots of land in SE Ohio, producing mainly vegetable crops. I have worked on permaculture farms. I also have a degree in conservation agriculture, have worked as an environmental educator at a camp where we grew food, and headed a non-profit's school garden program in SE Ohio.
My wife grew up on an orchard.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Build a house. Begin land prep and establish first crops. Start to build a CSA program through marketing.


What are your long term goals

Have a functioning agro-ecosystem which produces multiple crops and animal products. Begin workshops and training for other new farmers.


Describe your housing needs

We are looking for a place with a house. If not a house, then the option to build on the land. We would like a place we could live for sometime.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

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

Seeking land access by:
August 31, 2020

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

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, 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:
August 18, 2020



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