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First:

Muhidin

Last:

Libah

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Past and present farming experience:

Please see our Liberation Farms webpage at: https://somalibantumaine.org/liberation-farms/

Counties being considered:
  • Androscoggin County
  • Cumberland County
Types of enterprises considered:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Berries
  • Flowers
  • Goats
  • Grains
  • Greenhouse
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Livestock
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Row Crops
  • Sheep
  • Vegetables
Total Acres Desired:

50-100

Tillable Acres:

30-50

Acres in Pasture:

20-50

Acres in Pasture:

20-50

Organic:
  • Yes
  • Doesn't matter
Farm structures needed:
  • Barn(s)
  • Storage
  • Shop
  • Greenhouses
  • Other Housing
Arrangement(s) considered
  • Standard Sale
  • Long Term Lease
  • Lease with Option to Buy
I am interested in farms with Conservation Easements:
  • Maybe (Please send me information)
Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

We are working with Farm Smart (https://www.farmsmartmaine.com/) to develop our financial documents for this process.

What LF is looking for in a farm site for build-out over 10 years:
-Within 30 minutes drive of center of Lewiston
-Rough Estimate of Total Land Needs: 60 - 100 acres. 30 - 50 acres with “farmland of state importance” or “prime farmland” classification according to the USDA Web Soil Survey. *See breakdown below for more detail.

Immediate needs. This list represents what SBCA would ideally have set up and operational in year 1 to continue running Liberation Farms at current capacity. SBCA has much of this infrastructure already. What would be ideal in year one is a site that accommodates this infrastructure:

-Sufficient water for crop irrigation. Well or potable water source.
-Parking for several cars on a road that is passable without 4 wheel drive.
-Wash station (space to set up and expand ours
-Waste collection/removal system including space for program farmers to store personal items on-farm.
-Greenhouse or high tunnel space for heated/unheated seedling propagation
-Cold storage
-Corn drying, milling, storing capacity,
-Tool storage
-High tunnels for season extension
-Tractor and implement storage/repair area
-Semi-permanent shelter for goat herd.

1 - 3 years:
-Bathrooms with running, potable water
-Community center with a prayer room, classroom, showers, electricity, meeting spaces for other SBCA programs, kitchen for day to day farming, commercial kitchen that could be used for prepared foods to sell, especially flint corn milling) for heating foods during lunch and events
-Classroom space/ gazebo for SBCA's children's programming/field trips

3 - 5 years
-Barn for goats/sheep, chicken coop, milk parlor, milk room, hay storage, grain storage, water
-Farmstand

5 - 10 years
-Halal slaughter space
-Housing for 3+ families (option to develop affordable housing opportunities?)