Seven Sisters Botanica / Plant Ritual

I aspire for land to develop a plant nursery and seed saving project. I am interested in growing trees, shrubs, vegetables and flowers. I have a background in Permaculture Garden Design. I have experience in ecosystem restoration and organic farming.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Capital Region
  • Hudson Valley
  • Central

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20

Farming Status

Emerging farmer: 2 years or more of on farm work experience

Currently farming part-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Truly seeking more permanent land to fully grow as a farmer - my focus is seed saving, producing heirloom crops and ecosystem restoration. I had a grant last season where I laid down the foundation of my plans - with a DBA, a nursery growers license and a certificate in organic seed saving practices. I have the base materials to continue on with my project, and access to solid funding resources.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farmer training or workshop
  • On farm work experience

I grew up gardening with multi-generational family members, where I truly learned to love caring for plants from seed to harvest.  I have worked on various organic and sustainable farms, and I also completed Peace Corps in the environmental field. I have taught gardening and value added product development. I have knowledge of native plants, foraging ethically and herbalism. Nature has always been a part of my life. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Heirloom vegetables and grains, annual and perennial pollinator plants, ornamental flowers, culinary herbs and spices, some medicinal, cultural and aromatic plants. 

Marketing Method

Social media, hosting of small community education events (if okay with land owner), print materials in spaces that attract supporters of sustainable agriculture. 

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Ideally, electrical and water access needed. I can work around a lack of fencing and build up protective barriers through live fencing and hedge rows. I would like housing - ideally more than one room, to accommodate the seed saving work and occasionally a family member / farm helper. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • Farm Management
  • Cooperative Model
  • Other Tenure Agreement

I would like to negotiate a mutually beneficial and fair agreement to use a portion of the land. Monetary payment for a set time frame, that could be evaluated each season. Also open to a combination of work exchange / management and a payment plan.

Estimated price range for a lease or a purchase of a farm property

Depends on the situation

Will this operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?


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