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


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?


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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