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Singing Frogs Farm

California, United States
MESA Notes – Public
Website :
http://www.singingfrogsfarm.com
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Singing-Frogs-Farm/193662467327515
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser Kaiser
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
707-829-1389
Address:
1301 Ferguson Rd, Sebastopol, California, United States 95472
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

Placement at Singing Frogs Farm will allow the Steward to understand the full scope of our daily operations. Other interns have begun their own farms after working with us.

Our area is rich with other farmers. We will link the Steward with our local Farmers’ Guild which holds monthly meetings for farmers. We can link the Steward with other local farmers, many of whom are happy to have a helping hand for a day or two in exchange for sharing their production systems.

Primary Production :

Vegetables


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

40

Training Expectations :

The Steward will become an integral part of our farm crew, including seeding, nursery propagation, transplanting, bed management, harvest, land management and potentially sales. The schedule will start 8 hours a day Monday through Friday but may be extended to weekends if the Steward has an interest in sales. The steward will be supervised in the field by our two Farm Managers with additional supervision by Farmers at least once daily. At least twice weekly, the steward and Farmers will meet either formally or informally to discuss their progress.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

The Steward will gain a great deal of hands-on training in the field. Additionally, we will include the Steward in one of our intensive training workshops. Additionally, the Farmers will meet with the Steward one-on-one and with crew to go over training objectives set by Farmers and the Steward.

Climate and Location Description

We are sub-urban. We are 3.5 miles from downtown Sebastopol.

Compensation :

Finished room in Barn with access to shared full kitchen, Veggies and eggs as needed plus $250/month

Accommodations and amenities provided :

We have a finished room upstairs in our barn with access to a shared full kitchen. We will make internet available. There will not be use of a vehicle, but shared bike if needed and frequent trips into town.

Preferred start date :

Feb – Oct

Preferred length of internship :

User ID:

singingfrogs

Mesa Notes – Internal:

Francis!

Status:

Inactive

Admin Only – No Notification:

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Do you have separate mailing address? :

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:

Composting, CSA management, Direct marketing, Farmers market, Greenhouse management, Bio-intensive

How many Stewards would you like to host:

1

Placement description:

Placement at Singing Frogs Farm will allow the Steward to understand the full scope of our daily operations. Other interns have begun their own farms after working with us.

Our area is rich with other farmers. We will link the Steward with our local Farmers’ Guild which holds monthly meetings for farmers. We can link the Steward with other local farmers, many of whom are happy to have a helping hand for a day or two in exchange for sharing their production systems.

Average training hours/week:

40

Climate and Location description:

We are sub-urban. We are 3.5 miles from downtown Sebastopol.

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.:

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:

Willow Summer [email protected]

Reference 2:

Mikey Densham and Keren Tsaushu (in Australia) [email protected] [email protected]

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