The Taylor's

Our dream is to co-create a sustainable community space and sanctuary for both four and two-leggeds alike. We are deeply passionate about conservation, healing, and regenerative practices. As lifelong learners, we honor the lands we inhabit.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Central
  • Finger Lakes
  • Southern Tier
  • Tompkins County
  • Western

Desired acreage

  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-100
  • >100

Farming Status

Aspiring farmer: 1 year or less of farming experience

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Our central farm practice will be sustainable and regenerative: goal would be 100% offgrid, soil health- ex: composting, cover crops, solar usage, carbon capture, rainwater harvesting. We are ideally seeking land in Ithaca or the surronding areas. 

1. Equine sanctuary- track system with hay production (possible lease options)

2. Organic food production based upon geographical criteria - a co-op, farmers market, sell to local restaurants, and provide food to underserved and marginalized communities. 

3. Research/education opportunities for local Universities, non-profits, data analysis, proof of concept, workshops, equine therapy/farm skills for marginalized communities. 

4. Agrivoltics - explore 100% renewable energy, carbon neutral options. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • On farm work experience

I volunteered/worked on a 100 acre equine sanctuary that utilized regenerative practices which has provided the framework for our future sanctuary. There is no doubt, farm work is the most challenging, yet rewarding of all of my personal and professional experiences. 

I am a military veteran with PTSD, who is also in recovery. Most of my healing is due to being in nature, working outdoors, and learning from equines. I hope to be a key part of a community which is highly collaborative in nature. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

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

Primary livestock

  • black outline horse icon Equine
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Hay production- Teff certification (big dream) 

Equine sanctuary on a track system, w/rotating pastures 

Bees with pollinator gardens 

Organic veggies and fruits

Marketing Method

Organic marketing methodology/practices- community networking and collaborations, local restaurants, equine spaces, focusing on genuine and holistic engagements with local non profits and co-ops

We don't intend to reinvent the wheel here, we would love to align with: WOOF, co-ops, Teff certification communities, local feed stores and restaurants, social workers that use regenerative spaces for patient healing (recovery and marginalized/underserved communities).

Farm business plan or farm resume

I do not have a business plan or farm resume

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access
  • Family/main house- 3/2 less than 1800 sq.ft , single story, (bonus for solar, rainwater collection, wind, geothermal) 
  • Barn/cover for horses (~10 horses max), indoor arena w/tack room - for training/education workshops  
  • Equipment/hay storage- tractors, ATV(mule), attachments, supplemental tools, farm vehicles
  • Greenhouse/s/ and ample space for composting 
  • Guest housing- tiny homes, studio apartments, loft spaces
  • Acreage for Land conservation
  • Perimeter fencing for equines- (ex: RAMM fencing), 
  • NOT in a flood plain

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Sale
  • Business Partnership
  • Cooperative Model

We are primarily seeking long-term land ownership and conservation; however, we are absolutely open to partnerships that support our sustainable/regenerative business model. a collaborative arrangement with the prior owner and the community/non profits for leasing, research, co-op, and educational purposes. 


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