Sample US Hosts
The placements below represent MESA’s current and/or recent US Host partners. Their availability and/or interest in your Steward application is not guaranteed.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT CONTACT ANY HOST LISTED BELOW WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM MESA. ABUSE OF THIS POLICY MAY RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF YOUR STEWARD APPLICATION.
IMPORTANTE: NO CONTACTE A NINGÚN ANFITRIÓN ENUMERADO ABAJO SIN EL PERMISO DE MESA. EL ABUSO DE ESTA PÓLIZA PUEDE RESULTAR EN LA CANCELACIÓN DE SU SOLICITUD.
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The Urban Edge Farm
California, United States
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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:
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.
$200/week, shared farmhouse, might need to share room with one other intern, Free, daily food, Health insurance* (will enroll/maintain/provide as part of the Steward's compensation)
Accommodations and amenities provided :
shared 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom farmhouse with other interns. Free internet (must bring own computer), all utilities (electricity, heat, etc.) included.
Preferred start date :
Preferred length of internship :
6 months, but open to longer