Counties of interestMissoula
Planned OperationSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersOther experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Small-scale composting license and operation
Land TenureLease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Briefly describe your current occupation(s) and responsibilities and list previous agricultural employment and experiences. If you are currently farming or ranching, please state the size, type(s), and location of the operation.We are interested in expanding Soil Cycle's compost operation. Soil Cycle is a food-waste and environmental non-profit in Missoula. We run a small compost operation on 1st street currently and would like to move it somewhere (as close to town as possible) where we can make more compost for the community. We are in need of land to lease and farm equipment to share.
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We would like to make compost in windrows (long rows) using a small tractor or Bobcat. We would be making compost, mix soil, and bag it onsite. We would also be interested in a small garden and chickens. We would like to be able to divert as much organic matter away from the landfill as possible. We would also like to offer some workshops about compost and soil at the space.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainWe would be happy to share compost and help with the land as an arrangement. Since our non-profit has very little funds, we would love to have a creative arrangement.