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Rodale Institute

Pennsylvania, United States
MESA Notes – Public
Website :
http://www.rodaleinstitute.org
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Lynda Prim
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
6106831439
Address:
611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States 19530
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

This placement is owned and operated by a: Non-profit Organization.
Production Acreage : #5
Number and Type of livestock : Hogs: 25; Laying hens: 300; goats: 8; Sheep: 8; 20 Steer;
honeybees: 30 hives.
My farm/organization is: Certified Organic
I am an active member of PASA; Tri-State CRAFT
Educational Activities : Intensive curriculum & workshops: crop rotations, no-till, compost production, compost tea, pests & disease control, weed control, soil microbiology, livestock practices, greenhouse management, orchard management, honeybee management, vermicomposting, etc. CRAFT program with visits to other local farms.
Social Environment: Housing is on the farm with other interns and/or staff. No family lives on site.

Primary Production :

Herbs, Vegetables


About the Internship:

Availability:

Training Hours:

45 hours / week

Training Expectations :

Timeline: We offer Seasonal training, ideally Between April and November.
Our farm/organization strongly prefers the steward who has hands-on production experience with our primary crops.
We do require the steward to arrive with a valid home country Drivers’ License and an International Drivers Permit.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Vegetable production & delivery: planting, cultivating, harvesting, maintenance, pest control, processing, packing, distribution, customer service, site accounting,

Climate and Location Description

Average temperature/Typical weather: Average temperature/Typical weather:
Geographic Location : Rural 333-acre Pennsylvania farm. Nearby (w/in 2 hours) cities: Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore. Also close to Appalachian hiking trail, Jersey shore, and Pocono mountains. Dorney Park amusement park is within 20 minutes.

Compensation :

$200 / week, Group house on site, separate lodgings for men and women. Shared bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living space, etc. Historic home., Free organic produce from the farm

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Accommodations :
Housing is provided on site in an historic house; men and women live in separate residences. House is shared with Other interns/stewards.
Bedroom is shared. Bathroom is shared.
Lodging is Modern & well equipped.
Amenities:
Electric or gas heat, free Wifi for steward use, on-site Telephone (Free local calls only; must buy own calling card for non-local calls), On farm produce provided by host to cook your own meals.

Preferred start date :

4/3/2018

Preferred length of internship :

7-8 months: April 3 – mid- November

User ID:

riasc

Mesa Notes – Internal:

Part of our Affiliates program…haven’t yet hosted.
7/8/16 update: Cynthia recruited and hosted Anders for 2 mos. but he was unhappy with management and found new placement with Neversink. They were approved for a full SPRIG/Host fee waiver.

Status:

Inactive

Admin Only – No Notification:

Your Job Title:

kkl.

Do you have separate mailing address? :

No

City:

State :

Zip Code:

Host Fees. $175 Steward assignment confirmation, plus $225/month/Steward.:

Other Placement Activities:

Agri-tourism, Composting, Farm business planning/ record keeping, Greenhouse management, Organic certification, grant-funded research, , delivery and community distribution, blogging

How many Stewards would you like to host:

1; gender equal, nationality open

Placement description:

This placement is owned and operated by a: Non-profit Organization.
Production Acreage : #5
Number and Type of livestock : Hogs: 25; Laying hens: 300; goats: 8; Sheep: 8; 20 Steer;
honeybees: 30 hives.
My farm/organization is: Certified Organic
I am an active member of PASA; Tri-State CRAFT
Educational Activities : Intensive curriculum & workshops: crop rotations, no-till, compost production, compost tea, pests & disease control, weed control, soil microbiology, livestock practices, greenhouse management, orchard management, honeybee management, vermicomposting, etc. CRAFT program with visits to other local farms.
Social Environment: Housing is on the farm with other interns and/or staff. No family lives on site.

Average training hours/week:

45 hours / week

Climate and Location description:

Average temperature/Typical weather: Average temperature/Typical weather:
Geographic Location : Rural 333-acre Pennsylvania farm. Nearby (w/in 2 hours) cities: Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore. Also close to Appalachian hiking trail, Jersey shore, and Pocono mountains. Dorney Park amusement park is within 20 minutes.

Are you willing to host a Steward whose English proficiency is below 30%?:

No

Please list your two nearest airports, and approx. driving distance to/from the training site.:

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

Yes

We have hosted or currently host J-1 interns/trainees in another program:

Yes

Reference 1:

Christopher West, 484-894-5568

Reference 2:

Heather Smith, 215-888-6484

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