Seeking to Purchase Land or Partnership for Regenerative Farming Business


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Land Seeker Description

Family with ability to work from home seeking land to homestead.  Willing to partner with neighboring farms.  Ideally looking for something that we can purchase and build on (like a parcel of your land) but also up for community and shared resources.  I have been studying permaculture techniques for the past 2 years, doing backyard gardening for 15 + years and work in sewing fabrication and in a management position.  My partner has experience in forestry, trail building, land clearing, and butchering.  We both also have extensive kitchen experience and I have worked as a catering chef. My educational background is in Neuropsychology and Communication studies. I plan to start a regenerative farming business to eventually edge out of my regular job. Until then, I can work from home part time remotely and my partner has the ability to work from home as well (given that there is quiet office space).  We have two children we would like to raise closer to nature.

I am a Ringing Cedars of Russia reader and I am seeking a homestead where we can implement best land stewardship practices.  I seek a deeper spiritual connection with nature in all aspects of my life.  We need something where we can build a pond, a modest house, a sizable garden, including a grain area, an attractive green house, and a cob/ earthen sauna.  I am possibly interested in having some donkeys and alpacas, but flexible on that if room is not permitting.  I am looking to use simple, gentle, and sustainable practices. I have started stratifying trees and am planning an orchard and tree nursery.

Ideally, you would have a shop we can share for building projects.  Well or spring water availability is also desirable to us. We will need high speed internet to continue to work from home. Business partnership possibilities include: hosting educational camps and workshops, guest hosting and tourism, event hosting and planning, collaborating on sustainability & regenerative agriculture inventions, social media and blog enterprises, building and structure design (I’m an experienced AutoCad draftsperson), value added farm products, wood and natural materials products including sewn products, regenerative farming research and development, and community organization and support for farm community.  I love the idea of starting a bike friendly eco tourism related business along the Banks Vernonia trail. These are just a few of the ideas I have.  I would love to hear your ideas!

We are willing to acquire a tiny home or RV as temporary housing if no other temporary housing is available on the land.

There is no specific timeline as we would like to take our time to find the right place.


What features of the property are essential?

Well or spring water available to us, electricity & internet (or the ability to have them connected), openness to Humanure operation, our own kitchen (or availability to bring our own housing with kitchen. No current or future pesticide or other poison being used on the property.


Describe your farming experience

Backyard gardening, some farming, berries, chickens, rabbits, vegetables, trees, grain, herbs, fruit trees. Experience with Permaculture, organizational experience, etc. Also, I grew up in Idaho and I spent a lot of time shoveling snow and just being outside in the cold in general.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

-Map out and study the area
-create a plan for flow of available resources
-strategically plant trees
-Build and develop several compost systems
-start greens and vegetable garden
-plant flowers, herbs, and other perennials like berries
-build a green house
-network with other farmers
-start a cottage business including setting up necessary facilities and acquiring any equipment
-sell produce and other products at farmers market and other places
-design and build product prototypes


What are your long term goals

-Apply for funding to expand operation and develop work
-Host educational events
-grow and develop a farming and regenerative business collective
-build a small house or cabin
-build a small barn and raise a limited number of larger animals
-build a biochar operation
-build a pond and a sauna


Describe your housing needs

Need two bedrooms or something like an open floor plan with a bed and a loft. My 12 year old need their own space. Two tiny houses would work. May be able to bring our own temporary housing.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres

Seeking land access by:
February 5, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

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

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
November 19, 2021



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