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School of Adaptive Agriculture

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

Private Host Information

Name:
Ruth King King
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
7078411588
Address:
16200 N Hwy 101, Willits, California, United States 95490
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

This is a unique experience on a diverse working ranch, with lots of opportunities for learning about vegetable production at multiple scales, orchard management, grain production, beef, pork, poultry, and sheep production, and more. The courses and field trips are designed to give a broad spectrum of learning related to sustainable agriculture.

Primary Production :

Vegetables, Flowers, Berries, Tree fruits, Grain, Cattle, Sheep, Pork, Poultry


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

35

Training Expectations :

This program involves participation on classes and labs, hands on learning in the field with crops and livestock, and living on site with a group of students for three months. Weekly field trips and events are offered, in a structured learning environment.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Coursework: Soil science, crop science, animal science, business management, industrial arts, community living.
Field work: Crop production, orchard work, livestock work.

Climate and Location Description

Spring term can be cold at night and sometimes wet, transitioning to very hot in the day by the end of the term. Summer term is very hot and dry until the end of the term when there is potential for rain.

Compensation :

Free housing not available, but have or can help find affordable housing.

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Students live in a private canvas wall tent, 10′ x 12′, with access to shared kitchen, bathhouse, bathroom, and schoolhouse. Wifi is available as well as a computer in the classroom.

Preferred start date :

Apr, Aug

Preferred length of internship :

3 months

User ID:

schoolofadaptiveagriculture

Mesa Notes – Internal:

Status:

Accepted

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:

Composting, Direct marketing, Farm machinery, Farmers market, Farm carpentry, Greenhouse management, Meat slaughter/processing, Timber management, Value-added products, Holistic Management practices, Farm business planning/ record keeping, Bio-intensive, Biodynamic, Organic certification, Community education

How many Stewards would you like to host:

2

Placement description:

This is a unique experience on a diverse working ranch, with lots of opportunities for learning about vegetable production at multiple scales, orchard management, grain production, beef, pork, poultry, and sheep production, and more. The courses and field trips are designed to give a broad spectrum of learning related to sustainable agriculture.

Average training hours/week:

35

Climate and Location description:

Spring term can be cold at night and sometimes wet, transitioning to very hot in the day by the end of the term. Summer term is very hot and dry until the end of the term when there is potential for rain.

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.:

San Francisco Airport, Oakland Airport

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

No

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

Reference 1:

Michael Foley, 707 216 5549

Reference 2:

Rachel Britten, 707 841 1256

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