Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Status: Currently an incubator farmer leasing land in Ithaca, looking for permanent land to purchase.
Plans: Business plan in progress--final details depend upon land and agreement made with current owner.
Practices: Organic, permaculture and will transition to biodynamic.
Description of marketing method:
Farmers Markets, CSA, Farm-to-Tabe, Farm-to-School and hopefully Farm-to-Food Bank on day; Agritourism and residential permaculture courses
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, Westchester
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Water access, Electrical Access
Description of water access required:
Water for irrigation and preferably potable for use in a residential structure.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
Livestock: Chickens, ducks, pigs, goats
Crops: Herbs, vegetables, fruit, berries, mushrooms
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Ideal tenure arrangement: Transition farm from previous/retiring owner in lease-to-own, work-to-own, partnership or outright sale. Would prefer not to lease with no possibility of ownership.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm management, Farm internship/apprenticeship
Permaculture Diploma (in progress). Permaculture Design Certificate (Permaculture Association UK) and Permaculture Teaching Certificate. WWOOF experience (2014) in France and Portugal on permaculture farms including chickens, ducks, bees and pigs; Independent contractor working on private residence with permaculture garden (2015); Grew up with a garden plot tended to every weekend. Self-taught through reading, workshops, videos and online research in various techniques/applications including natural building.
Master's Degree in Sustainable & Cross-Cultural Business Management (American University of Paris). Thesis on the topic of integrating permaculture with Regenerative Enterprises and co-operative/democratic/evolutionary/"teal" organizations.
Bachelor of Arts, Tulane University, 2009, Sociology.
Paralegal Certification, University of New Mexico, 2010.