Graduating Student Looking for Land in ABQ to Create Food Forests
Reference #: 175
Type of opportunity sought: I currently have a small amount of farmland to use, but I am looking for more.
Specified interest in farming/ranching/animal-raising: I am interested in farming full-time.
Interested in growing/raising: Vegetables, fruit, herbs, and/or poultry/fowl.
Interested in these farming/ranching practices: Organic, biodynamic, and/or permaculture.
Background in farming: I have some agriculture-related experience.
Education/Training: Informal apprenticeship, general farming (more than 3 years), Permaculture Design Certificate, general college degree.
Willing to consider the following types of business arrangements: Buy/sell, rent, crop-share, and/or partnership.
Stated interest in on-site housing: No preference.
Other Information: I am interested in using any space that is available in the Albuquerque area. Properties that are less than an acre in size are ideal. I plan to utilize my permaculture design skills (PC certificate granted by the University of New Mexico) to create a biodynamic garden for whatever land is available. If I was given permission to use an old dirt parking lot with soil problems, I would change that old dirt into healthy soil by building the area up so that it is full of organic matter. This is an example of what I am willing to work with; it really doesn't matter, I just want to help turn vacant land open space into food forests, and increase the organic food availability to the community.
I am ready to do my part in this world to help combat current agricultural issues by increasing the availability of local organic food with the assistance of land link. I currently produce food using my 1/16 acre back yard as well as other similar backyards in my neighborhood. I would like to expand this idea of backyard farming using whatever land is available in close proximity. I will be attending a newly organized farmers market going to be held at the University of New Mexico Hospital plaza this summer and plan to attend these kinds of events in the community often to share food and ideas on establishing food security. Along with my own crops I will also be selling food produced by a farmer from Northern NM who grows heirloom tomatoes, alfalfa, and apples. I will be graduating from the University of New Mexico in the fall of this year with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Sustainability with a focus on agriculture. This being said, I am interested in going to work on this project starting fall 2012/spring 2013. I really would like to meet someone who is willing to lend their vacant property to help set precedence here in ABQ by establishing a secure food shed. Thank you for this opportunity hope to hear something soon.
Listing Date: May 3, 2012
or (505) 724-3619
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