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Red Earth Farm

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

Private Host Information

Name:
Kim Butz Butz Butz
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
610-756-3600
Address:
5785 Golden Key Rd, Kempton, Pennsylvania, United States 19529
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
PO Box 5 5785 Golden Key Rd
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

We work together as a team on all aspects of the farm. The supervisors work directly with the crew to assure safety, quality and efficiency.

Primary Production :

Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Berries


About the Internship:

Availability:

Accepting Stewards

Training Hours:

we average 45 hours per week and work mon-fri. We will work 6 days a week on occasion if we are behind or the timing of the crop requires it. This would obviously increase hours for that week.

Training Expectations :

We will provide training that would cover the expectations of the farm and the positions they would be in. We would also encourage any input from our stewards on what we can do to make this most successful for them as well.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Field/tractor/irrigation/nursery and pack house duties. We would place the stewards according to strengths, but would also encourage rotation to expand on experience and promote team work.

Climate and Location Description

Typical weather would be cool mornings to warm afternoons to cool evenings in early spring.
Warm to hot/ humid in summer months
Rural setting, not easy access to public transportation. We could provide transportation to local bus/train stations to get to some of the nearby cities. We are close to Philadelphia and New York City.

Compensation :

10-13, Free housing not available, but have or can help find affordable housing., Free, daily food

Accommodations and amenities provided :

We will start looking for housing immediately. We can provide transportation to and from the farm and are interested in taking our stewards on occasional weekend activities. There is free wifi and computer access on the farm and they would be able to take all the fresh veggies they wanted daily.

Preferred start date :

April 10

Preferred length of internship :

7 month

User ID:

farmlife863

Mesa Notes – Internal:

We spoke about Jose’s failure to id candidates for her, and I left her a follow-up message about other candidates, but she hasn’t called back…

Status:

Admin Only – No Notification:

Your Job Title:

Do you have separate mailing address? :

Yes

City:

Kempton

State :

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

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

We can pay the basic fee to support MESA’s program and services.

Other Placement Activities:

Composting, CSA management, Farm machinery, Farmers market, Greenhouse management, Holistic Management practices, Farm business planning/ record keeping

How many Stewards would you like to host:

we are looking for 3-4 experienced stewards

Placement description:

We work together as a team on all aspects of the farm. The supervisors work directly with the crew to assure safety, quality and efficiency.

Average training hours/week:

we average 45 hours per week and work mon-fri. We will work 6 days a week on occasion if we are behind or the timing of the crop requires it. This would obviously increase hours for that week.

Climate and Location description:

Typical weather would be cool mornings to warm afternoons to cool evenings in early spring.
Warm to hot/ humid in summer months
Rural setting, not easy access to public transportation. We could provide transportation to local bus/train stations to get to some of the nearby cities. We are close to Philadelphia and New York City.

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

Yes

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:

Reference 1:

angela corrado – 484-955-3817

Reference 2:

charis lindrooth 610-683-9363

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