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The Urban Edge Farm

California, United States
MESA Notes – Public
Website :
https://theurbanedgefarm.com/
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Barbara Cechinni
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
(925) 437-5003
Address:
2017 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood, California, United States 94513
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

The Urban Edge Farm is a 34-acre, certified-organic farm located about 50 miles east of San Francisco. Our farm raises and markets over 50 different specialty organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits. We also operate a 20-acre vineyard. We practice growing techniques that keep our land vital and sustainable, such as planting cover crops, composting, and cultivating habitat areas for beneficial insects and wildlife.

Primary Production :

Tree fruits, Vegetables, Vineyards/Winery


About the Internship:

Availability:

Accepting Stewards

Training Hours:

48 hours

Training Expectations :

Steward is expected to train six, 8-hour days per week, with one full day off per week (Usually Sunday). Daily supervision is provided by the owners and farm manager,

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Planting, transplanting, greenhouse starts, harvesting, weeding, irrigating (drip lines), composting, cover-cropping, produce/fruit preparation for farm store, restaurants and market sales, selling at farmers markets, delivery assistance, etc.

Climate and Location Description

Temperate climate, gets very hot during summer, rainy between Dec. – Feb.,
Semi-urban, 10 minute drive to train that goes to San Francisco. easy access to public transportation.

Compensation :

$200/week, shared trailer, Free, daily food, Health insurance* (will enroll/maintain/provide as part of the Steward’s compensation)

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Shared travel trailer. No internet in trailer but there is internet on the property.

Preferred start date :

anytime

Preferred length of internship :

6 months, but open to longer

User ID:

teuf

Mesa Notes – Internal:

Status:

Accepted

Admin Only – No Notification:

No Notifications

Your Job Title:

Owner

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:

Agri-tourism, Community education/advocacy, Farm machinery/equipment, Greenhouse management, Marketing: Direct (e.g. CSA, farmers market)

How many Stewards would you like to host:

1

Placement description:

The Urban Edge Farm is a 34-acre, certified-organic farm located about 50 miles east of San Francisco. Our farm raises and markets over 50 different specialty organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits. We also operate a 20-acre vineyard. We practice growing techniques that keep our land vital and sustainable, such as planting cover crops, composting, and cultivating habitat areas for beneficial insects and wildlife.

Average training hours/week:

48 hours

Climate and Location description:

Temperate climate, gets very hot during summer, rainy between Dec. – Feb.,
Semi-urban, 10 minute drive to train that goes to San Francisco. easy access to 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.:

Oakland (OAK) and San Francisco (SFO)

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:

Eleanor Vanhof, past employee/manager, 925-428-0214

Reference 2:

Angel Ayon, employee, 209-601-4195

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