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Buttercup Farms

California, United States
MESA Notes – Public
Website :
http://buttercupfarms.org/garden
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
https://www.facebook.com/buttercupfarmsgarden/
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Judith Rose
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
925-899-5937
Address:
5181 Morgan Territory Road, Clayton, California, United States 94517
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

This placement is owned and operated by a non-profit organization.
Production Acreage : 1
Number of Full-time Employees: 1
My farm/organization is : Pesticide Free, Transitional
We have participated in formal arrangements with 10,000 Girls in Senegal, Wwoof-usa, many other informal training experiences.
Educational Activities: Daily mentoring in sowing, planting, tending, monitoring plant health and adding nutrients, natural pest control, pruning, thinning, weeding, harvesting, cleaning, use of proper tools, packaging, storing, publicizing, marketing.
Interns interact with the local community through deliveries, speaking opportunities, garden tours, and interacting with the producers of value-added products.
Social Environment: Buttercup Farms, Inc. at their Clayton Valley location has several residents living in community – volunteers and members of the local community often come and help with the garden, building maintenance and construction projects.
Interns have weekly experiences in the larger community through outdoor sports like hiking and cultural activities in the Bay area.

Primary Production :

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


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

40 hours per week

Training Expectations :

We offer Year-round training.
Our farm/organization strongly prefers the steward who desires to learn to work in a retail environment, handling naturally grown fruits and vegetables.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Sowing, planting, preparation of beds, harvesting, pruning, setting up irrigation, marketing.
Preparation of deliveries to wholesale and retail outlets.

Climate and Location Description

Average temperature/Typical weather: Hot in summer (90s), cool in winter (50s)
Proximity to nearest town/city: 7 miles
Geographic Location:
The farm is located in Clayton Valley at the foot of Mount Diablo. It is surrounded by hiking trails in the Morgan Territory Preserve, small lakes, and horse farms. It is a 15 minute drive away from a supermarket and public transportation.

Compensation :

Variable, Well-furnished yurt, with bathroom/kitchen facilities in the main house, Free, daily food, Bay area cultural activities

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Accommodations:
Yurt is shared with other interns/stewards. Bedroom is shared. Bathroom is shared.
Lodging is Simple, with basic amenities (heat, indoor bathroom)
Housing is onsite.

Amenities:
Electric or gas heat, Free, daily internet on-site, Telephone (Free local calls only; must buy own calling card for non-local calls), Easy access to public transportation on days off, Bicycle for excursions to nearby shops/town/public transit (less than 3 miles one-way), Food provided by host to cook your own meals(shared with host and other interns.), Free, seasonal farm products.(Example: seasonal vegetables and fruit)

Preferred start date :

Anytime

Preferred length of internship :

6-9 months

User ID:

joriekuhn

Mesa Notes – Internal:

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.:

We are a non-profit

Other Placement Activities:

CSA management, Greenhouse management, Value-added products, Farm business planning/ record keeping

How many Stewards would you like to host:

any gender, two, from any country.

Placement description:

This placement is owned and operated by a non-profit organization.
Production Acreage : 1
Number of Full-time Employees: 1
My farm/organization is : Pesticide Free, Transitional
We have participated in formal arrangements with 10,000 Girls in Senegal, Wwoof-usa, many other informal training experiences.
Educational Activities: Daily mentoring in sowing, planting, tending, monitoring plant health and adding nutrients, natural pest control, pruning, thinning, weeding, harvesting, cleaning, use of proper tools, packaging, storing, publicizing, marketing.
Interns interact with the local community through deliveries, speaking opportunities, garden tours, and interacting with the producers of value-added products.
Social Environment: Buttercup Farms, Inc. at their Clayton Valley location has several residents living in community – volunteers and members of the local community often come and help with the garden, building maintenance and construction projects.
Interns have weekly experiences in the larger community through outdoor sports like hiking and cultural activities in the Bay area.

Average training hours/week:

40 hours per week

Climate and Location description:

Average temperature/Typical weather: Hot in summer (90s), cool in winter (50s)
Proximity to nearest town/city: 7 miles
Geographic Location:
The farm is located in Clayton Valley at the foot of Mount Diablo. It is surrounded by hiking trails in the Morgan Territory Preserve, small lakes, and horse farms. It is a 15 minute drive away from a supermarket and 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.:

OAK, SFO

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

Yes

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

Reference 1:

Aaron Winner 405 315 0796

Reference 2:

Rosi Quinones-Roghair 510 710 7125

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