Seeking Purchase or Lease to Own: 5-10 acres


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Land Seeker Description

I am a recent college graduate from The Evergreen State College who is looking for 5-10 acres of organic land. I am certified in permaculture, and have a background in biodynamic systems for food, medicine, dye, and fiber crops. I began my agricultural studies at Oregon State University where I took several courses in soil science and sustainable agriculture. My goal is to create a sustainable homestead which can be a source for fresh food, as well as an educational resource to the community.


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights, organic certified or organic practiced land, woodland, pasture, electricity, on-site sewer.


Describe your farming experience

I grew up ranching in south Texas, specifically managing wildlife such as white tailed deer and exotic animals. In the last five years, I have worked on a series of organic farms which produce vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, flowers, beef, poultry, and eggs. Through my farming experience, I have gained knowledge in green house management, plant propagation, vegetable production, orchard management, irrigation, crop rotation, reading soil samples, supervising farm hands, and raising livestock. I gained experience in business and learned strategies by selling wholesale to grocery stores, and retail through CSA, farmer's markets, and events such as weddings.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

The short term goal is to study the patterns of the landscape and design according to the functions of the natural environment. I plan to implement permaculture principles into system and invest in the longterm goal. For the first five years, establishing perennial systems and manipulating the earth in a wholistic manner, will provide a regenerative foundation to ensure the longevity of the system.


What are your long term goals

The long term goal is to have a completely regenerative system which can produce enough food for retail and wholesale markets while maintaining the ability to demonstrate the benefits of permaculture design.


Describe your housing needs

One bedroom, one bath, full kitchen, washer and dryer.

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
July 1, 2020

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

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 1, 2020



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