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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Kona Keei Farm
Hawaii, United States
MESA Notes - Public
Educational internship program. Rustic housing w/ partial food. No stipend or wages offered.
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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:
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.
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
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 :
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.
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...
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