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Kona Keei Farm

Hawaii, United States
MESA Notes – Public

Educational internship program. Rustic housing w/ partial food. No stipend or wages offered.

Website :
http://www.csuchico.edu/ag/resources/documents/2014-fall-internships/kona-keei-karm-intern-information.pdf
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Bob Shaffer Shaffer
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
4158164904
Address:
83-5565 rock bottom road, Captain cook, Hawaii, United States 96704
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

Production Acreage : #6
Number of Full-time Employees:2
Number and Type of livestock:
My farm/organization is : Certified Organic
Participation in sales/marketing operations :
Educational Activities : Two (2) sixty (60) minute classes per week (sit down), daily in field discussion/work regarding agronomy/farming, frequent field trips to my clients farms and others
Social Environment: We have frequent dinners at the sea, voyages to explore beaches and swimming during the week. We have a extended family of farmers that we invite to our dinners (and classes) and the students are encouraged to create relationships with other farms and friends as desired

Primary Production :

Tree fruits, coffee, Macadamia nut


About the Internship:

Availability:

Accepting Stewards

Training Hours:

32 hours per week

Training Expectations :

Timeline: Year-round training.
Work/Training requirements : hands-on production experience with our primary crop

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Class, transplanting, planting, harvesting, weed management, pest management, irrigation, pruning

Climate and Location Description

Average temperature/Typical weather: sub tropical, 750 feet elevation on leeward side of Hawaii island, 80F daily average, light trade wind, rainfall predominately during summer months, dry winters with average daily temperature in mid 70F.
Proximity to nearest town/city is Captain Cook or Honaunau.
Geographic Location:
Kona keei farm lies at 750 feet above Kealakekua bay (8 minutes by car on slow traffic road) which is a world attraction, historic and national marine preserve offering class 5 water and cultural assets that are rare. This is a traditional farming area with 800 years of history and the our Kona coffee is the oldest food crop produced in the US

Compensation :

no stipend provided., everything grown on the farm: fruits, nuts, eggs, coffee…, Transportation from/to KONA airport and placement, agronomy training, science of farming class, trainee is welcome to all food grown on the farm

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Accommodations:
bungalow, shared with other interns/stewards. Bedroom is shared, Bathroom is shared. It is described as rustic and may have outdoor shower and/or toilet.
Housing is on-site.
Amenities:
Free, daily internet on-site, Easy access to public transportation on days off, Free, seasonal farm products. Example:banana, papaya, garden greens, breadfruit, taro, macadamia nuts, citrus, coffee, pineapple, rollinia…

Preferred start date :

2016-06-01

Preferred length of internship :

5months

User ID:

konakeei

Mesa Notes – Internal:

Sachi joined after abandoning his orig. placement on May 19. We’ve had many discussions with Hosts who are totally legit, but we still need to call/document references.
Michelle left msgs with both references on Friday 8/12, spoke to Lynea and left second msg with Matt on 8/16.

Status:

Inactive

Admin Only – No Notification:

No Notifications

Your Job Title:

Do you have separate mailing address? :

No

City:

State :

Zip Code:

Host Fees. $175 Steward assignment confirmation, plus $225/month/Steward.:

SPRIG

Other Placement Activities:

How many Stewards would you like to host:

Male or Female, any nationality, one (1) person

Placement description:

Production Acreage : #6
Number of Full-time Employees:2
Number and Type of livestock:
My farm/organization is : Certified Organic
Participation in sales/marketing operations :
Educational Activities : Two (2) sixty (60) minute classes per week (sit down), daily in field discussion/work regarding agronomy/farming, frequent field trips to my clients farms and others
Social Environment: We have frequent dinners at the sea, voyages to explore beaches and swimming during the week. We have a extended family of farmers that we invite to our dinners (and classes) and the students are encouraged to create relationships with other farms and friends as desired

Average training hours/week:

32 hours per week

Climate and Location description:

Average temperature/Typical weather: sub tropical, 750 feet elevation on leeward side of Hawaii island, 80F daily average, light trade wind, rainfall predominately during summer months, dry winters with average daily temperature in mid 70F.
Proximity to nearest town/city is Captain Cook or Honaunau.
Geographic Location:
Kona keei farm lies at 750 feet above Kealakekua bay (8 minutes by car on slow traffic road) which is a world attraction, historic and national marine preserve offering class 5 water and cultural assets that are rare. This is a traditional farming area with 800 years of history and the our Kona coffee is the oldest food crop produced in the US

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.:

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

Yes

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

Reference 1:

Matt Gun 707-799-7595

Reference 2:

Lynea 518-813-5252

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