Seeking regenerative and sustainable farm opportunity. (Lease to own, trade, or long term rental.)


Land Seeker Description

My partner, Courtney, and I have over a decade of experience in backyard gardening and maximizing the use of limited spaces to grow beautiful flowers and fresh produce. Our journey in urban agriculture has cultivated a deep passion for sustainable farming and a desire to expand our efforts to a larger piece of land.

Courtney brings a wealth of hands-on experience to our endeavor. She has worked for more than five years on a Christmas tree farm in Ohio, where she gained valuable insights into large-scale farming operations. Additionally, her time spent WWOOFing on a blueberry farm has broadened her expertise in organic farming practices and sustainable agriculture. Currently, Courtney works at a unique bakery and farm called Horai, where she continues to hone her skills in both agriculture and artisanal food production. She enjoys spending time baking and cooking with food from our local farmers market cultivating beautifully nutritious food. 

As for me, I am actively involved in our local agricultural community. I work at the farmer’s market, where I have developed strong connections with local farmers and a deep understanding of the market dynamics. Moreover, I am engaged with a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing fresh, local farm produce to our community and advocating for food security and local agriculture. My passion for community gardening began when I lived in apartments and volunteered at local community gardens, which provided me with invaluable experience and a sense of fulfillment from growing my own food. I also in my free time walk dogs. I enjoy being outdoors and love even more being home- which is why I’d be excited to have my work at home!

Together, we are looking for a piece of land where we can combine our skills and passions to create a sustainable and productive farm. We envision growing a diverse array of crops and flowers, utilizing organic and environmentally friendly practices. Our goal is to contribute to the local food system, support community wellness, and foster a deeper connection between people and the food they consume.

We are excited about the prospect of finding the right piece of land to bring our vision to life and to continue our journey in sustainable farming. We would love to be mentored by a previous famer but not a deal breaker if you can’t. My dad has over 10 years of farming experience and is Egar to help.

What features of the property are essential?

Water Rights, electricity, well or water source, room to grow, pasture.

Describe your farming experience

Poppy: Backyard Gardening, Community Garden. I also had about 1/2-acre plot in my back yard from the ages of 8-15 that I helped grow with my dad and that's where I got a lot of knowledge that I have today.

Court: Christmas tree farm, Blueberry farm, backyard gardening.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Secure a rental agreement for the farm and home.
Prepare the land for planting and set up the necessary infrastructure (green house, rain collection, chicken/ duck area, cover crop planting.)
Make farm plans based on land
Start growing cut flowers and wildflowers
Establish a flock of 20 chickens for egg production.
Get into new farmer program.

What are your long term goals

Develop a loyal customer base through farmers' markets, local stores, online sales, and community events.
Expand the farm's product offerings to include value-added products such as dried herbs, herbal teas, and flower bouquets.
Figure out educational program to involve community out on farm
Establish place for potential woofers
Some sort of small-scale commercial kitchen to process herbs for potential tincture, teas, dried seasonings. Courtney would also love to host on-farm dinner parties, where she can educate people about seasonal cooking and utilizing local goods.

Describe your housing needs

We want to live on property. We are hoping for 2 bedroom, 1-2 bathrooms but are open to a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom. We have animals and they will absolutely need to come with us. 2 dogs (Lab mix age:12 / Heeler age:4), 2 cats (age:5 &age:3), and 1 bunny (age:9)

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

Creating a safe and welcoming environment for people of diverse backgrounds is a cornerstone of our vision as farmers. We deeply believe that a strong, inclusive community is the foundation of a thriving and sustainable farm. We plan to ensure that our farm is a welcoming space for all by engaging with the community. We believe in the power of listening. We will establish open channels of communication where community members can share their ideas, concerns, and feedback. This ongoing dialogue will help us continuously improve and adapt our practices to meet the needs and expectations of our diverse community. We will also implement clear policies and guidelines that promote respectful behavior and prohibit discrimination, harassment, and any form of violence. Community is at the heart of everything we do, and we recognize that in the end, it is all we have. By cultivating a space that is welcoming, inclusive, and safe, we hope to build a resilient and vibrant community that will thrive for generations to come.

Additional Land Seeker Details

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

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
August 20, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Herbs, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
June 10, 2024

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