My vision is to start or join a collective of 3-5 families/individuals who would like to cooperatively farm and homestead for their own food needs and create a small farm-based business. I am passionate about sustainable food creation, organic farming, sharing resources, collaboration, and balance in life.
Who I am and What I'm looking for:
I'm looking to live on a cooperative farm/homestead with a few other families/individuals. My goal is to raise my own food and create a collaborative small farm-based business. In my younger days, I wanted to do it alone - but as I get older, I realize my limitations and desire to have the ability to travel. I'm nearing 60 and have so much passion and wisdom to offer. I've been urban or suburban farming for the past 30 years, lived on a small permaculture farm, and value multi-generational living, social justice and anti-racism work. I am looking for a rural lifestyle. I am open to all areas of Washington State.
I've created and managed multiple urban and suburban farms, raised chickens and ducks and rabbits, and lived on a permaculture farm. I'm a Master Gardener and Food Preservationist. But more importantly I believe in local, sustainable food production and want to live on a homestead where I/we create as much as our food as possible. I have a reverence for land and nature, and vow to tend it mindfully and with intention.
Crops preferred to work with:
Short term plans for the land / farm business:
To get to know the land, and develop a farm-based business that comes from the qualities of that land.