Seeking Land: Building a Hub for Regenerative Agriculture and Aspiring Farmers

Farming Experience

Farming experience

Less than three years of experience

Type of farming experience

  • Worked on a farm
  • Farm management experience
  • Something else/additional (describe below)

Description of farming experience

During my training at the UVM Farmer Training Program, I managed the 10-acre Catamount Educational Farm, gaining hands-on experience in organic crop production from seed to market. I acquired the entrepreneurial skills necessary to start a sustainable farm business and connected with Vermont's vibrant network of local food advocates. Earning a Certificate in Sustainable Farming from UVM, I am now inspired to take the next step in my farming journey.

Name of your farming operation or where you are currently farming

Catamount Farm, Burlington VT

Farming Plans

State(s) of interest

  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont

Location details

Burlington, VT

Minimum acreage desired


Arrangements desired

  • Purchase or own
  • Collective/group tenure

Planned farming practices

  • Certified organic
  • Sustainable/regenerative

Farming practices description

My approach to farming is rooted in a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. I adhere to certified organic standards, ensuring that the land is nourished without synthetic chemicals or harmful additives. Looking to the future, I plan to implement rotational grazing techniques, utilizing livestock to enhance soil fertility and ecosystem health.

A core part of my philosophy involves the reduction or elimination of fossil fuel use, focusing on renewable energy sources and efficient farming methods. Additionally, I prioritize minimized plastic use, seeking alternatives that reduce waste and align with my vision for a sustainable and responsible farming operation.

Planned farming enterprises

  • Agroforestry
  • Cut flowers
  • Livestock
  • Perennials
  • Vegetables

Farming enterprises description

Our current focus has been on growing vegetables, flowers, herbs, and cultivating mushrooms. As we move forward, the direction of our farm will be collaboratively guided by the farmers who share the land, a process that fosters both creativity and sustainability. More than just a place to grow food, our goal is to evolve into a thriving hub for locally-sourced, organically-grown produce. Ultimately, we envision our farm becoming a sought-after destination for those passionate about sustainable agriculture.

Infrastructure needed

  • Housing

Description of infrastructure needed


Business planning description

Business plan is currently under development with support by UVM and Intervale Center.

Additional Information

I am an aspiring farmer with a passion for restoring the land through regenerative agriculture. My dream is to purchase 100+ acres of land, complete with homes, to create a thriving agricultural community.

My Vision:

  • Restoring the Land: By implementing regenerative farming practices, I aim to rejuvenate the soil, enhance biodiversity, and create a sustainable ecosystem that gives back to nature.
  • A Hub for Aspiring Farmers: I envision a place where other new farmers can start their farming journey. By providing land access and fostering a supportive community, we can grow together and make a positive impact.
  • Holistic Approach: My interest extends to agroforestry, silvopasture, and the integration of pasture animals. I believe in a holistic approach that aligns with nature's cycles and promotes overall land health.

I am actively seeking to buy land that aligns with this vision. If you have a property that could become part of this project, I would love to hear from you. Together, we can cultivate a future that nourishes both people and the planet.

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