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Field To Fork

Colorado, United States
MESA Notes – Public
Website :
http://fieldtofork-farm.com
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Jessica Washkowiak
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
9702162642
Address:
3526 Front, Palisade, Colorado, United States 81526
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

We farm using some very advanced small scale techniques that are affordable and easy to use. We feel this can transfer to any culture and help others farm profitable. We have 10,000 square feet of greenhouses on our farm and have a highly productive market garden and orchards. We don’t have animals on our farm and focus on high quality fruits and vegetables. We believe in being kind to the earth and have deep organic approach to our gardens. We feel we all are different and accept all ideas with a positive attiude. Our farm is very fast paced and can be stressful and we find having a good attitude makes the hard times go better.

Primary Production :

Bees/Honey, Flowers, Herbs, Tree fruits, Vegetables


About the Internship:

Availability:

Training Hours:

40

Training Expectations :

responsible, good attitude, open to new ideas, interest in orchards and vegetable production. Interest in earth worms and the environment. Interest in community and providing excellent customer service.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

use of driving tractors, walk behind tractors, specialty hand tool and day to day farm chores. Learning a production system and following a weekly routine and schedule. Harvest and post harvest techniques of gourment food crops and following distribution systems.

Climate and Location Description

mild spring and hot summers and mild fall cold winters. Semi urban. We will train you to get a drivers license as well as the public transportation.

Compensation :

$400.00 every two weeks, small bunkhouse, we all eat together alot but will have food for you too or give a food stipend to buy food, Health insurance

Accommodations and amenities provided :

A private house or apartment

Preferred start date :

4-1-18

Preferred length of internship :

10-15-18

User ID:

fieldtofork

Mesa Notes – Internal:

2 refs. called and on file
DEADBEATs: Jess was a very controlling person (husband Scott the “nice guy”), and they ultimately left MESA with over $1200 in unpaid fees after we relocated Cristian, their Steward due to ongoing conflicts…

Status:

Inactive

Admin Only – No Notification:

Your Job Title:

Do you have separate mailing address? :

No

City:

State :

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:

Biodynamic, Bio-intensive, Composting, Farm business planning/ record keeping, Greenhouse management

How many Stewards would you like to host:

1-2

Placement description:

We farm using some very advanced small scale techniques that are affordable and easy to use. We feel this can transfer to any culture and help others farm profitable. We have 10,000 square feet of greenhouses on our farm and have a highly productive market garden and orchards. We don’t have animals on our farm and focus on high quality fruits and vegetables. We believe in being kind to the earth and have deep organic approach to our gardens. We feel we all are different and accept all ideas with a positive attiude. Our farm is very fast paced and can be stressful and we find having a good attitude makes the hard times go better.

Average training hours/week:

40

Climate and Location description:

mild spring and hot summers and mild fall cold winters. Semi urban. We will train you to get a drivers license as well as the public transportation.

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.:

Denver International Airport and Salt Lake Airport

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:

Lorna Reed 970-640-2477

Reference 2:

Paul Kinayse 970-778-9377

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