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Ahualoa Tea & Egg Farm
46-4091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy.
Honokaa, HI 96727
Contact: Ben Discoe
Last Updated: 02-08-2012
General Description: PLEASE NOTE: As of October 11, 2010 our tea production is temporarily suspended. INTERNSHIPS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
We are a 2.3 acre family farm at 2500′ in Hamakua, growing food and tea (Camellia sinensis) using sustainable, beyond organic methods.
Internship Starts: NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Internship Ends: NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Minimum Length of Stay: NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Meals: Meals are included. We can feed you vegan if you like; the household is more "flexitarian/localvore."
Skills Desired: We prefer you to have some previous experience with agriculture.
Educational Opportunities: Despite high rainfall and very few inputs, we maintain fertility using a variety of sustainable techniques you will learn. You can also learn about all aspects of growing tea, and if you are here for a harvest, also processing.
Housing: We have an protected, dry area with a large tent for 1 or 2 people, high-speed internet, outdoor hot shower, washer, dryer, and grid electricity. There are also a few yoga classes and a wood-fired sauna available every week, and opportunities to get a ride from the farm to Waimea three times a week.
Preferred method Of Contact: e-mail only
Internship Details: THIS INTERNSHIP IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Tasks include weeding, harvesting, tending compost, mulching, working with biochar, planting and processing tea, gathering wood, clearing brush, etc. and other optional tasks if you are interested. It’s an opportunity to learn sustainable practices hands-on. Beside tea and chickens for eggs, some crops include greens, carrots, potatoes, taro, sweet potatoes, asparagus, citrus, avocado, yacon, green beans, with tomatoes, peppers, corn and soybeans in the summer.