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Solar Living Center

Hopland, California
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Public Contact Information:
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About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

This placement is owned and operated by a Non-profit organization.
Production Acreage : #2
Number of Full-time Employees: 3
Number and Type of livestock: 5 chickens
My farm/organization is : Certified Organic.
I am participating in our own internship program.
I am an active member of CCOF.
Educational Activities : All of our sustainable living and solar workshops are available to interns.
Social Environment: Work with a small team of dedicated staff and other interns all focused on sustainable living.

Primary Production :


About the Internship

Training Hours:

40hours per week.

Training Expectations :

We offer Year-round training.
sales/marketing operations: Raising awareness of our produce to visiting public

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Supporting site management, including microgreens, assisting with workshops and children’s education.
Stewards will be raising awareness of our produce to visiting public.

Climate and Location Description

Average temperature/Typical weather: Can be over 100 in summer and freezing at night in winter. Rain in winter.
Proximity to nearest town/city: 5 minutes walk to Hopland (small town) 15 minutes drive to Ukiah, larger town.
Geographic Location:
Hopland and Ukiah are small towns with many interesting places to visit. A strong sense of sustainability and off grid living resonates in these communities.

Compensation :

Free, daily food, $1/week for food allowance, Participation in solar and sust. living class

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Interns live in our intern village which includes a kitchen/living area, male/female dormitories, and shower house with other interns/stewards. Bedroom is shared and bathroom is shared. Lodging is simple, with basic amenities (heat, indoor bathroom).
Electric or gas heat, Solar heat, TV, VCR/DVD, Computer & Internet for steward use, Free&daily internet on-site, Telephone (Free local calls only; must buy own calling card for non-local calls), 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 other interns.)Free, seasonal farm products.(Example: fruits and vegetables)

Preferred start date :


Preferred length of internship :

5 months