Marine Vet Looking To Go From Hobby Garden To Regenerative Farming

Farming Experience

Farming experience

11+ years of experience

Type of farming experience

  • Gardening
  • Homesteading
  • Worked on a farm
  • Something else/additional (describe below)

Description of farming experience

Permaculture design certificate; grew up on an apple orchard and poultry farm.

Name of your farming operation or where you are currently farming

The Edible Lot

Farming Plans

State(s) of interest

  • Massachusetts

Location details

Currently living in Sturbridge, MA, looking for land/farms nearby.

Minimum acreage desired


Maximum acreage desired


Arrangements desired

  • Lease
  • Farm manager
  • Business partnership
  • Lease-to-own
  • Collective/group tenure

Arrangement description

I am looking to transition out of my work in solar sales to more directly be a part of growing food and community through regenerative farming. I am open to a variety of arrangements, lets talk!

Planned farming practices

  • Not certified, but follow organic practices
  • Sustainable/regenerative

Farming practices description

Pastured poultry, tree nuts and fruit tree agroforestry running animals in the alleys. I have raised pastured goats and pigs, some experience with cows, and have a variety of annual/perrenial plant growing experience.

Planned farming enterprises

  • Agroforestry
  • Livestock
  • Perennials
  • Vegetables

Farming enterprises description


Infrastructure needed

  • Farm buildings
  • Livestock shelter/housing

Description of infrastructure needed

Place to overwinter laying hens and brood meat and layers in the springtime; water lines will be important but can be built.

Business planning description

Permaculture design at the home/hobby scale.

Additional Information

I am 39, have worked on a number of farms and been growing food since I could walk. My focus is to shift from home/hobby scale to commercial scale using my permaculture design experience to partner with an existing farm/landowner that seeks a regenerative use of their land.

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