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hendall loeffler
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Hi,

I'm Hendall Loeffler a current resident of Providence, RI which I love. Unfortunately it seems relatively hard to find leasable land for the next coming season so i'm entertaining the possibility of finding the perfect situation somewhere else.
I would love to talk to folks about working their land for 2014.

I'm interested in a three to five year lease.
Ideally their would be water, a greenhouse/i could build one, well draining soil, and relatively flat.

If you know of anything feel free to email me at hendall.loeffler@gmail.com
 
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How much land are you looking for and what can you pay?
 
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Hi again. So ideally depending on the resources available I'm hoping to farm one acre next year with the possibility of renting two the next. I'm hoping to pay between 400-800 an acre a year provided theirs water and the land meets some basic needs. Thanks for your intrigue.
 
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You might want to contact Mike Merner at Earth Care farm. They have leased fields to farmers before and they have great water and a greenhouse. It's the oldest organic farm in Rhode Island, so it's already certified which is handy. They are also a composting facility so the soil is rich and compost is abundant. I don't know what their current plan is, but it would be worth a try. If they already have something going for all the fields, they might be able to point you towards someone else. There is plenty of farmable land in southern Rhode Island, some landowners week let you farm it for free. (Usually not with a well and greenhouse though...)

I'm curious, what are you planning to grow and how will you sell it? Do you have much experience farming?
 
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I really just have a few years experience working on farms
and about five years experience working with herbalists.

My field plan is pretty extensive but you can imagine probably;
herbs, potatoes, turnips, brusselsprouts, edamame, sun flowers, melons, greens, cucumbers, nasturtiums, other flowers, leeks, and a lot of medicinal herbs.
If your really interested I could send you my field plan.

Thanks for the lead.

Hendall
 
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Hi Yall,

I just started a new farm in Ashland OR. I'm an avid permies.com forum reader and enthusiast.
I'm mostly hoping to just plug our fundraising effort on permies.

We have a semi permanent lease on a dreamy farm here
for real cheap but are running into walls with our budget.

Anyhow if your interested in food and small scale farming
feel free to check out our page


http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lace-hill-farm-fundraiser/x/6182349

And of course if you've got extra bing bongs around feel free to toss em our way.

Hendall Loeffler
Lace Hill Farm
 
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