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Golden Rule Garden

Name Kayla Cabradilla Email [email protected]
    Steward(s) Selected –  –
Training Start Date April 1, 2020 Training End Date October 31, 2020
Steward Training Hours per Week 35-40  
Compensation (Stipend or Wage) Yes If Yes, how much/how often? $400/month
 
Non-Monetary Compensation and Estimated Value $5740 (est. housing, food, insurance)
Name of your Workers’ Compensation Carrier n/a
Will your Workers’ Compensation policy cover the Steward? No, but equivalent coverage
Number of Employees at training location 3
Number of Interns/Trainees/Apprentices at training location 1-2
Annual Revenue $0 to $3 Million
 

[Phase 1]

Phase Name Orientation
Start Date of Phase March 15, 2020 End Date of Phase June 1, 2020
Primary Supervisor during this phase Kayla Cabradilla Supervisor Title Intern manager
Email [email protected] Phone Number 6616455055
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

Trainee will train alongside the current garden team to improve team efficiency, communication, and over all work flow on a daily basis. We will be getting our garden ready for new crops and fresh beds!

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

Weeding, filling new seed boxes for seed saving, flatting new plants, pricking out/potting up, bed preparation, early harvest, garden systems implemented, studying/research.

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Trainee will do these tasks with the tutelage and supervision of Intern Manager Kayla, who will be working with them. Kayla is a member of the ranch, garden team and is the lead of the intern program.

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

Community dinners at Golden Rule. Occasional trips to other areas (e.g. Solar Living Institute, Pacific Ocean coast, northern California Redwood groves, events in Willits, California). May attend any local church and its events. The steward is given at least one week vacation as well as 3 3-day weekends. The steward will have access to many workshops and local celebrations. (4th of July, Memorial day picnic, concerts in the park, etc.

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

Seeding of plants (in flats), bed prep and garden prep, soil fertility, maintaining of plants in flats while germinating, harvesting, building, systems management,composting, compost teas, bio-intensive methods, biodynamic methods and more.

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.

On site work in the garden with Kayla, dimitri, ellen and garden team that follows a week by week schedule of plant management. Will be met also with weekly check in meetings to ensure that information is being conveyed and taught which ever way is best for the steward.

7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

Trainee will do these tasks with the tutelage and supervision of Kayla and garden team. Acquisition of skills will be measured with weekly checkins and close monitoring of the steward, farm, garden team, and crops.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)

Trainee will be exposed to many examples of pedal power for seed cleaning, threshing, winnowing and milling grains. Water catchment is explored, carbon sequestration in the soil is taught. Seed saving and growing is a focus. We have alternative building workshops available as an option.

 

[Phase 2]

Phase Name Spring Push
Start Date of Phase June 1, 2020 End Date of Phase August 1, 2020
Primary Supervisor during this phase Kayla Cabradilla Supervisor Title Intern Manager
Email [email protected] Phone Number 6616455055
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

Trainee will train alongside the current garden team to improve team efficiency, communication, and over all work flow on a daily basis. During this time frame were looking to get plants in the ground and systems established.

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

During this phase we are going to be focusing on getting our spring/summer crops in the ground and ready to go. Transplanting, weeding, irrigation, deconstruction/construction of compost piles, fruit tree thinning, bed turn over.

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Trainee will do these tasks with the tutelage and supervision of Intern Manager Kayla, who will be working with them. Kayla is a member of the ranch, garden team and is the lead of the intern program.

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

Community dinners at Golden Rule. Occasional trips to other areas (e.g. Solar Living Institute, Pacific Ocean coast, northern California Redwood groves, events in Willits, California). May attend any local church and its events. The steward is given at least one week vacation as well as 3 3-day weekends. The steward will have access to many workshops and local celebrations. (4th of July, Memorial day picnic, concerts in the park, etc
Seeding of plants (in flats), bed prep and garden prep, soil fertility, maintaining of plants in flats while germinating.

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

Transplanting, irrigation, construction of compost piles, tree thinning. Biodynamic and biointensive practices are followed during compost building and during all phases of crop planting.

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.

On site training in the garden with Kayla and garden team that follows a week by week schedule of plant management. Will be met also with weekly check in meetings to ensure that information is being conveyed and taught which ever way is best for the steward.

7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

Trainee will do these tasks with the tutelage and supervision of Kayla, who will be working with them and additional farming team. Acquisition of skills will be measured with weekly checkins and close monitoring of the steward, farm, garden team, and crops.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)

Trainee/steward will be exposed to many examples of pedal power for seed cleaning, threshing, winnowing and milling grains. Water catchment is explored, carbon sequestration in the soil is taught. Seed saving and growing is a focus.We have alternative building workshops available as an option.

 

[Phase 3]

Phase Name Summer Push
Start Date of Phase August 1, 2020 End Date of Phase October 31, 2020
Primary Supervisor during this phase Kayla C. Supervisor Title Intern Manager
Email [email protected] Phone Number 6616455055
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

Trainee will train alongside the current garden team to improve team efficiency, communication, and over all work flow on a daily basis. Harvesting of crops and food preservation will be a large focus.

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

Harvesting of crops, food preservation and processing, apple/berry/pear/nut picking, help to maintain garden flow.

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Trainee will do these tasks with the tutelage and supervision of Intern Manager Kayla, who will be working with them. Kayla is a member of the ranch, garden team and is the lead of the intern program.

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

Community dinners at Golden Rule. Occasional trips to other areas (e.g. Solar Living Institute, Pacific Ocean coast, northern California Redwood groves, events in Willits, California). May attend any local church and its events. The steward is given at least one week vacation as well as 3 3-day weekends. The steward will have access to many workshops and local celebrations. (4th of July, Memorial day picnic, concerts in the park, etc.

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

Harvesting and processing of crops, preservation methods to guarantee food in the winter, team building and time management skills.

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.

On site train in the garden with Kayla and garden team that follows a week by week schedule of plant management. Will be met also with weekly check in meetings to ensure that information is being conveyed and taught which ever way is best for the steward.

7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

The trainee/steward will be exposed to many examples of pedal power for seed cleaning, threshing, winnowing and milling grains. Water catchment is explored, carbon sequestration in the soil is taught. Seed saving and growing is a focus.We have alternative building workshops available as an option.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)
 

[Phase 4]

Phase Name Fall Months
Start Date of Phase October 31, 2020 End Date of Phase December 1, 2020
Primary Supervisor during this phase Kayla C. Supervisor Title Intern Manager
Email [email protected] Phone Number 6616455055
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

The trainee/steward will train alongside the current garden team to improve team efficiency, communication, and over all work flow on a daily basis. Cleaning of seeds, preparing for overwintering garden and cover crop.

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

Planting cover crop, soil tests/soil prep, preserving food, harvesting, perennial pruning, veg/grain seed cleaning.

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Trainee will do these tasks with the tutelage and supervision of Intern Manager Kayla, who will be working with them. Kayla is a member of the ranch, garden team and is the lead of the intern program.

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

Community dinners at Golden Rule. Occasional trips to other areas (e.g. Solar Living Institute, Pacific Ocean coast, northern California Redwood groves, events in Willits, California). May attend any local church and its events. The steward is given at least one week vacation as well as 3 3-day weekends. The steward will have access to many workshops and local celebrations. (4th of July, Memorial day picnic, concerts in the park, etc.

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

Cover crop, soil testing, food preservation, harvesting methods, perennial crops, seed cleaning and saving.

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.

On site training in the garden with Kayla and garden team that follows a week by week schedule of plant management.

7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

weekly check in meetings to ensure that information is being conveyed and taught which ever way is best for the steward.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)