Description:I am currently in the planning stages of my farm business. I have been working in government service for almost 10 years, but I have always wanted to work with my hands. I have been converting a schoolbus into a tiny home for my family for the past two years, and intend to buy my own land in Western Washington and set up a small homestead farm. I want to learn and teach heritage skills to my family, friends, and community to increase their resilience in tough times. These skills include how to make our own food, shelter, clothing, and fuel in traditional, human-centered ways. I have become increasingly convinced of the need to provide my children an environment where they can explore their interests freely, and learn about and develop a relationship with the land.
Because I now have a mobile tiny house, my family (myself, my wife, and two young sons) can relocate and live on minimal utilities. Our needs are very small: water, some power, dry wood, and occasional propane. I currently have a fully remote full-time job, with the potential to drop down to part-time.
I am currently taking the Whole Farm Planning course offered through Cultivating Success; I have taken a few business planning and entrepreneurship courses as well. I intend to use permaculture, no-till principles to start a mixed vegetable farm, and incorporate small livestock and poultry for an integrated whole system approach. I have an interest in forest management and foraging as well.
Farm Business Type:
- Row Crop
Intended Farming Practices:
- Sustainable and Organic Practices