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Looking for folks to Homestead with in Oregon (I have land)

 
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Hey everyone!
Before I get into the nitty gritty, I'd like to tell you a bit about myself -I'm valisa- 32 years old,pronouns: she/her, feminist that supports intersectional feminism, currently work in a hospital and attending school for resp. Therapy and previous career in mental health (6 years rape trauma and DV, along with behavior modification), small farming experience (grew up with a large garden, chickens, ducks, geese, horses, rabbits, etc), cook vegan (not a necessary-I'm not militant about it-just a personal choice), I'm all about clean eating and a healthy lifestyle but I'm very science minded and logical about it-herbal remedies are awesome but not a cure-all and I feel that's important to understand, I use to be incredibly rowdy and loved trouble a bit in my youth lol-but have calmed over the years so I'm not a heavy drinker (but party on the occasion), I'm familiar with small community living and before major plans happen I like to chat with folks, meet, Skype...whatever to ensure everyone is compatible for living, learning, and growing together ^.^

Whoever is interested, please understand that I'm not going to get this started for another 3 years although I will be heading out there semi regularly to prep and plan the land, build the outbuildings and do some of the smaller stuff. The 40 acres Is zoned to build, is pretty heavily wooded, has part of a large river running through it (I have the mineral rights for the property as well), about 45 minutes out from a descent sized town.

So far there's me and a couple of others (I met through the punk scene and from when I use to hitchhike).  All are incredible people, VERY aware (in terms of social justice/human experience type shit) good humans that are driven to do this as well and very hard working.

I included an image so you guys can get a face with the post

Feel free to look me up on Facebook as well, it might be helpful as I'm very involved in the social justice world and if you're not okay with my posts you probably won't be okay with me lol if you choose to add me, please message me on there first.
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Congrats on getting some land! Would you be willing to share what river runs through the property?
 
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I hope you realize your vision!

I recommend learning about natural farming.  Videos by Chris Trump and talks by Drake are 1st rate.  This is a site I am making but many of the input are finished.  

Cultural Healing and Life

I look forward to hearing of your workings and success.
 
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I sent you a PM Valisa. Would love to learn more.
 
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Good luck with getting things set up! Heavily wooded with a large variety of trees, or mostly a few species? If you plan to use wood on-site to build structures, it might be handy to cut and debark some trees now and some more before you arrive, and replant with other species like fruit/nut trees that will handle the conditions, so they are established a bit before you arrive and can start producing sooner. The cut trees can then season properly and be dry and ready to use for building. Depending on the area of Oregon it could take some time to dry out the cut trees.
 
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<--- searching for farms to learn, study, and grow at. Just received an in class PDC and looking to expand knowledge. Suggestions greatly appreciated.
 
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Me and my wife and our son would love to come be apart of your community
 
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You sound a lot like me from your description, but I'm sure you're awesomely unique in your own way. I'm going to copy and paste from a forum I made, one could argue out of laziness, but honestly, if I added up all the time it takes just to scour for a bite of feedback, it would take me forever to individually write out my goals every single time. But below is what I'm looking for. Please don't hesitate to email me if you would like to know more. I'll be happy to tell you anything. If you would like to team up, I am available to help you create this environmental haven assuming we have similar environmental goals on which to build. Thanks and good luck!!

-Kimberly


I am an environmentalist looking for a parcel of land to rent to own or pay off through manual labor, time, and education. My intention is to build a partially private, partially community based permaculture paradise. I have experience but I have a lot of educating ahead of me as learning is a never ending process. I can provide more information, a resume and credentials upon request.  Thank you.
 
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Is it time yet? We're looking to do similar in that area.  Can contribute cash for improvements (cuz otherwise we're looking for land to buy).  We've got 3 fairly able bodies and a putterer, plus 11 hens that we can't possibly leave behind.
 
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Hello Valisa, from what you describe I would be glad to be in chat with you. It is what would interest me in joining if those there will be compatible, and I am not a really demanding person. I will eat just vegan food too. Of places I consider joining that I respond to posts for, your place is much closer, as I am in California. I will want to know if joining can be considered, what might cost to join be. I would still contribute with growing food from the vegetable plants that can be had, and I want to bring seeds for many things, and would work on needed things. I write things and there are stories I like to share. Can chat be initiated in Purple Moosages here? I would use that, I would respond if I am emailed at my email address, vegrox@ aol.com, too. And I would willing connect through media. I have used Skype before, but it has been awhile and I have to see if I still have the account with access to it.
 
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I'm also curious how things are working out! It's almost 4 years after your original post. Have y'all moved out there yet? I'm a 28 year old very able-bodied transfem person & while I am just starting out on my permaculture education, I would love to get more hands-on experience! I'm looking for a farm/homestead in the Cascadia region to get that hands-on experience. I've done non-permy gardening in the past, & done lots & lots of research. I've also sent you a PM here. Attached photo is me, to put a face to my post.
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Hello, I am 26 yearsold and traveling the midwest and all of the US to find a community. I have been leather trapping it and had found a community here in wyoming i thought would work but unfortunately arent willing to accept me not getting vaccinated. I believe scientific medicine is controlled by the wrong hands. I’m into natural medicine and permaculture. I wondered if you would be open to facilitating a work stay long term visit if you have been established. You can reach me at 2082232779 or via email t.jb_21@yahoo.com
 
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I have come back to this post a few times to see how it has gone and if there is any update. I hope it has gone well for you. We are still looking for the right fit for us to have intentional community as well. We sold our house in town and went tiny in 2020. We have a lease on the 10 acres we are on at the moment but if you are still looking for folks we have tools, skills, our own homes, and the desire to be in relationship with the land as good stewards with other folks.
 
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Hi my name is Jon I am 34 almost 35 single never married no kids I live in Oregon I cam on this site because I think homesteading is cool and I love adventure but also looking for love but don't know if I will ever find it or if I'm worthy of it but I'm here to tell you I think you are gorgeous you have a fire in you that I throughly like I would love to get to know you and see what happens my email is mustangjllk@yahoo.com hope to hear from you have a nice day
 
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I am very interested please reach out
 
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Hi my name is Sean Newell and I live in Oregon , grew up in Alaska and have many trade skills and would be interested in talking more with you ....I'm 35
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You actually look oddly familiar to me... I wonder if we've met?  (I guess it's hard to know without a face to see, lol!)  We're in BC, Canada.

Anyways, you sound rad, and have a lot of similarities to my partner and I.  He's an old punk too (still a punk at heart, just mellowed out a little now!) and we're doing a similar thing, but in Canada.

If you ever wanna chat, just to connect, feel free to shoot me a PM and we can take it to emails.    We're actually visiting a friend in Oregon this fall/winter as we do some travelling in the States.  If things seem cool, and we click OK, we'd be happy to talk permaculture over coffee or something (just as friends) if you wanna!  Always lots to learn.

Cheers!
 
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Oh wow, I also just realized this post is SUPER old.  Whoops!  I just followed a different link to get here so I'm not sure if you're even around still.  Sorry for posting to such an old thread!
 
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I hope it's going well for you op.

I hope to have some relationships with small farmers to advance my businesses. I want to surpass the standards of quality I have tasted in imported food.

Why be good enough when you can be the best?
 
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