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Two Gander Farm

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

Private Host Information

Name:
Trey Flemming Flemming
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
6108122582
Address:
110 Buck Road, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States 19335
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

Two Gander Farm is part of a 260 acre preserved farm that is owned by a land trust and located within the Philadelphia suburbs. Stewards will learn as part of an organization that has a broad mission of land stewardship and applied agroecology. We are a short distance from the SEPTA R5 line that is a direct access to center city Philadelphia. Our CSA community is a vibrant group with members that have volunteered to accompany stewards on outings to Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Primary Production :

Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Bees/Honey


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

40

Training Expectations :

Stewards will be expected to integrate with the regular farm crew and will be part of the team that is regularly harvesting, cultivating, pruning, transplanting and seeding a variety of annual vegetables. Stewards will work a regular schedule of Monday through Friday with occasional opportunities to assist our farmer’s market on Saturdays. Stewards will work closely with our harvesting and transplanting crew leaders as well as the general manager of production.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Harvesting, transplanting, hand cultivation, pruning, and trellising.

Climate and Location Description

We are in zone 6b with variable weather patterns and much seasonal variation. PA is hot and humid in the summer with cool nights in the spring and fall. Our frost free growing season is typically Mid May to Mid October. Our farm is semi-urban with easy access to Philadelphia as well as local recreation opportunities.

Compensation :

$10/hour, Unlimited food from the farm. No meat or dairy available., Nearby housing to be determined: Steward may need to pay up to $200/mo. for rent. Local transport provided.

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Housing has been arranged on another local farm. We offer internet access while on farm with occasional access to a laptop or tablet if needed. We can offer use of the farm van or another vehicle for local errands.

Preferred start date :

April 3

Preferred length of internship :

8 months April to mid November

User ID:

twoganderfarm

Mesa Notes – Internal:

friends with Jose H. planning to host hi two candidates

Status:

Inactive

Admin Only – No Notification:

No Notifications

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No

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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:

CSA management, Direct marketing, Farm machinery, Farmers market, Greenhouse management, Value-added products, Holistic Management practices, Farm business planning/ record keeping, Organic certification, Community education

How many Stewards would you like to host:

2

Placement description:

Two Gander Farm is part of a 260 acre preserved farm that is owned by a land trust and located within the Philadelphia suburbs. Stewards will learn as part of an organization that has a broad mission of land stewardship and applied agroecology. We are a short distance from the SEPTA R5 line that is a direct access to center city Philadelphia. Our CSA community is a vibrant group with members that have volunteered to accompany stewards on outings to Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Average training hours/week:

40

Climate and Location description:

We are in zone 6b with variable weather patterns and much seasonal variation. PA is hot and humid in the summer with cool nights in the spring and fall. Our frost free growing season is typically Mid May to Mid October. Our farm is semi-urban with easy access to Philadelphia as well as local recreation opportunities.

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):

No

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

Reference 1:

Edie Dondero, The Brandywine Conservancy, 610-388-8137

Reference 2:

Jon Glyn, Farmers market program manager, 215-733-9599

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