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Devil’s Gulch Ranch

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

Private Host Information

Name:
Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
4156621099
Address:
200 Rd to Ranches, Nicasio, California, United States 94946
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
P.O. Box 557
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

Devil’s Gulch Ranch is somewhat isolated, but near a small friendly town with a catholic church that has welcomed several interns in the past. We are 1.2 hour by car from several small cities ( Pt Reyes, Petaluma, Fairfax, San Rafael, San Anselmo (and 1.5 hours to San Francisco and Oakland/Berkeley. All these locations have many cultural activities and some public transportation. A car will be available for use. Opportunities to visit other farms in the area can be arranged.
Our philosophy is to create a sustainable farm that produces high quality, environmentally friendly meat products. We believe people should know where their food comes from so we have numerous opportunities for people to see what we do, including a summer camp on the farm with the YMCA.

Primary Production :

Sheep, Pork, Poultry, Goats, rabbits, pigeons, vineyard


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

40 hours per week

Training Expectations :

Stewards will assist with a variety of ranch chores. Schedule is flexible with advanced notice. Training and supervision will be done by owners and some employees. Most activities will involve animal management, Farmer’s market sales, distribution and some vineyard work.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Primary activities will be assisting with Rabbitry management, with. many opportunities to work with other species of farm animals and vineyard

Climate and Location Description

The climate is mild. In winter it sometime gets below zero at night. In summer it can occasionally get to the 90-100 ‘s. There is a lake for swimming on the really hot days and plenty of shade from the forest. The ranch os rural, but located near a small community and several larger towns and cities.

Compensation :

$400/month, Camper with toilet/shower in barn, Free, daily food, Access to a car

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Camper; toilet and shower in Barn; Free access to internet, computer, use of a car. Dinner with the family.

Preferred start date :

Anytime

Preferred length of internship :

6-12 months

User ID:

myriamkp

Mesa Notes – Internal:

Status:

Inactive

Admin Only – No Notification:

No Notifications

Your Job Title:

Do you have separate mailing address? :

Yes

City:

Nicasio

State :

California

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:

Agri-tourism, Direct marketing, Farm machinery, Farmers market, Farm carpentry, Meat slaughter/processing, Value-added products, Farm business planning/ record keeping, Youth education, coffee sales

How many Stewards would you like to host:

1

Placement description:

Devil’s Gulch Ranch is somewhat isolated, but near a small friendly town with a catholic church that has welcomed several interns in the past. We are 1.2 hour by car from several small cities ( Pt Reyes, Petaluma, Fairfax, San Rafael, San Anselmo (and 1.5 hours to San Francisco and Oakland/Berkeley. All these locations have many cultural activities and some public transportation. A car will be available for use. Opportunities to visit other farms in the area can be arranged.
Our philosophy is to create a sustainable farm that produces high quality, environmentally friendly meat products. We believe people should know where their food comes from so we have numerous opportunities for people to see what we do, including a summer camp on the farm with the YMCA.

Average training hours/week:

40 hours per week

Climate and Location description:

The climate is mild. In winter it sometime gets below zero at night. In summer it can occasionally get to the 90-100 ‘s. There is a lake for swimming on the really hot days and plenty of shade from the forest. The ranch os rural, but located near a small community and several larger towns and cities.

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.:

SFO and OAK

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

Yes

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

Reference 1:

Rolino [email protected]

Reference 2:

Lauren Augusta

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