I am a beginning farmer specializing in cut flowers and culinary herbs. I've gone back to school after getting laid off from my job of eleven years. Horticulture is my major! Last season, we built raised box beds at our home in South Tacoma. We planned for some small events and individual sales. We exceeded our goals with an abundance of product, even after a bout of insect pressure. Our flowers were on the stage of a large graduation ceremony at UW-Tacoma in August.
I've completed some relevant courses: Weed ID & IPM, 2018, Sustainable Small Farm & Ranching-WSU Extension, 2026, Food Safety & GAP, Edmonds College, 2016 plus many floral design courses.
It's my intention to grow and sell cut flowers and herbs by CSA and individual event sales. I need to have at least 1/8th to 1/4 acre to make this a viable business. I was in catering for 18 years and have lots of contacts that will help with sales.
I am very open to any type of lease/business arrangement. I don't need housing-just land and water. I have family to help me, as well.