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Our Table Cooperative / The Manav Foundation

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

Private Host Information

Name:
Narendra Varma
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
5033088276
Address:
13390 SW Morgan Rd, Sherwood, Oregon, United States 97140
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
14109 SW Alesca Lane
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

We are a unique organization that brings together all members of the food community, from farmers to eaters under a single multi-stakeholder cooperative where all members can participate and have a voice. We grow vegetables, berries, flowers, honey, and poultry. Our commercial kitchen produces a full array of prepared foods and our on-farm grocery store carries a complete line of farm-fresh goods. We also conduct a variety of agritourism and educational events such as farm dinners, farm camps, brunches, cooking classes, etc. There are 20+ people working at the cooperative full time and we govern ourselves using Dynamic Governance. There are generally two interns in the summer.

Primary Production :

Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Berries, Poultry, Bees/Honey


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

40

Training Expectations :

40 hour work week which will include hands-on work on the farm plus on-site and off-site educational opportunities

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

All aspects of planting, growing, harvesting, and packing on a diversified cooperative farm.

Climate and Location Description

Summer weather is dry with temperatures between 75-105 degree F. Farm is located 15 miles south of downtown Portland on the rural/sub-urban edge. There is public transport to the nearby towns of Sherwood and Wilsonville located between 2 and 3 miles from the farm.

Compensation :

10.75

Accommodations and amenities provided :

No housing. Free internet during work hours on the farm.

Preferred start date :

June

Preferred length of internship :

4 months June-Sept or July-Oct

User ID:

manavfoundation

Mesa Notes – Internal:

Ref. # 2: Cecil Denney who can be reached at 503-723-9134. Jacq. contacted refs. and put notes in their google folder.

Status:

Accepted

Admin Only – No Notification:

No Notifications

Your Job Title:

Do you have separate mailing address? :

Yes

City:

Sherwood

State :

Oregon

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, Composting, CSA management, Direct marketing, Farm machinery, Farmers market, Greenhouse management, Value-added products, Permaculture, Biodynamic, Organic certification, Youth education

How many Stewards would you like to host:

2

Placement description:

We are a unique organization that brings together all members of the food community, from farmers to eaters under a single multi-stakeholder cooperative where all members can participate and have a voice. We grow vegetables, berries, flowers, honey, and poultry. Our commercial kitchen produces a full array of prepared foods and our on-farm grocery store carries a complete line of farm-fresh goods. We also conduct a variety of agritourism and educational events such as farm dinners, farm camps, brunches, cooking classes, etc. There are 20+ people working at the cooperative full time and we govern ourselves using Dynamic Governance. There are generally two interns in the summer.

Average training hours/week:

40

Climate and Location description:

Summer weather is dry with temperatures between 75-105 degree F. Farm is located 15 miles south of downtown Portland on the rural/sub-urban edge. There is public transport to the nearby towns of Sherwood and Wilsonville located between 2 and 3 miles from the farm.

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

Spanish

Please list your two nearest airports, and approx. driving distance to/from the training site.:

Portland International (PDX), Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA)

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

No

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

Reference 1:

Reference 2:

David Garnand (971) 506-3535

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