Seeking to Lease 2-4 acres in Clackamas County


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Land Seeker Description

Hi, I’m Tom.  I’m a husband and a father of two young boys in my mid-thirties.  Over the past several years I’ve become more and more passionate about regenerative agriculture practices that use animals to heal our soil for the sake of carbon sequestration, growing nutritious meats and vegetables to grow healthy people (young and wise) who learn to love themselves, others and our planet.

I partner with my wife at our Waldorf-inspired forest garden school in Milwaukie, OR helping to develop our outdoor class room and educational food forest.  It’s in the beginning stages now (after relocating), but with the backing of more than ten years experience in early education, we’ve got big dreams.

I am seeking a few acres to get my feet wet in regenerative farming, mostly interested in raising pastured chickens, cows and/or pork for direct local sale.  Having never done this before it would be a massive bonus to have some mentorship a long the way if possible.  I could work with open fields or forested areas using the animals to create silvopasture and implementing food forestry techniques.

Thanks for checking out my profile, I am exciting to get this rolling!


What features of the property are essential?

Will need access to water, but plan to use electric mobile wire to create small paddocks for the pigs and/or cows and chicken tractors for the chickens. Dry storage for feed will be a need as well.


Describe your farming experience

Not much more than backyard gardening and a small flock (6) of backyard chicken that roam free on our 1/8 acre backyard.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Provide quality pasture raised meats for my family and community while building healthy soil.


What are your long term goals

I see the potential to grow into a fully fledged permaculture operation with animals in a thriving silvopasture.


Describe your housing needs

We own our home in Gladstone

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres

Seeking land access by:
January 11, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Cattle, Hogs, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
November 22, 2021



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