Mike

Member Since: November 2021

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About

  • Looking for a farm in:
  • Ontario
  • Number of years farming:
  • Not yet started
  • Farming experience
  • Other experience
  • Agricultural products:
  • Flowers
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Hay or forage crops
  • Herbs
  • Livestock
  • Vegetables
  • Other products
  • Planned marketing strategies:
  • Farmers markets or farm stand
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
  • Other marketing strategies
  • Land needed:
  • 1 acre or less
  • 2-5 acres
  • 5-10 acres
  • 10-25 acres
  • 25-50 acres
  • Facilities and equipment:
  • Housing
  • Greenhouse
  • Cold storage
  • Processing facilities
  • Planned farming practices:
  • Certified organic
  • Ecological production, but not certified
  • Biodynamic

Overview

30's HCW looking to transition into agriculture to provide a better future for family. Currently a business student, and former graduate of GIS & Urban and Regional Planning. No farm experience, grew up in a household of gardeners. Some of my best memories from child hood involve helping root cuttings with grandparents and tending to the vegetable garden. Looking to get back to nature. Hoping to turn passion and ambition into mastery.

Experience

Mature student enrolled in a bachelor's of commerce degree online, part time. Experience working in health care. Previous graduate of a geographic information systems & urban and regional planning program. Raised in a family passionate about gardening and looking to reconnect to nature while providing an opportunity for a growing family.

Partner(s)

Have a spouse and young child, most work will be done by myself, with hopes to integrate family into the operation as it grows.

Farm Vision

Looking for an opportunity in permaculture/regenerative agriculture. Exploring opportunities, but hope to be educated further on permaculture design and holistic management. Hope to engage in rotational grazing in alley crops as as part of a transition to silvopasture and blend agroforestry longterm. Big vision, but I recognize as I am new to this I have no experience, looking to whittle down and take some.steps in the right direction.

Relationship with Farm Owner

Land lease agreement to start into a rotational grazing operation. Likely a part time engagement to start as a young family with work commitments. Would be open to mentorship. New but passionate about the potential of this operation, and looking for a change to provide a better future for a growing family.