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Kahumana Organic Farm
86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road
Waianae, HI 96792
Contact: Tom McDonald, Christian Zuckerman
Website: http://www.kahumana.org, http://www.asihawaii.org
Last Updated: 05-08-2013
General Description: Kahumana Organic Farm in a diverse vegetable, herb and fruit from with 5 acres under production. In the next year we are planning to expand by another 5 acres and eventually an additional 10 acres for a total 20 acres.
Housing is provided in a nice country farm setting on West Oahu. Meals are served in our on-farm cafe.
Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: 6-12 months later
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
Meals: All meals are provided in our Table-on-Farm Cafe
Skills Desired: Education and experience in farming, organic farming and interest in organic farming as a career.
Educational Opportunities: To learn all aspects of running a 5-20 diverse organic farm and table-on-farm restaurant
Stipend: $400 per month
Housing: Single room in nice house on farm as part of the community that lives here www.kahumana.org
Preferred method Of Contact: email or phone
Internship Details: The two interns will work along side the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager. A wwoofer team of 8-10 people also work on the farm. The Farm Managers and woofer team are all in their early to mid twenties and receive administrative support from a few old timers.
Interns will be involved in all aspects of the farm production and marketing including help with our farmer's markets located around Oahu. We also have a growing CSA membership.
Farm Production includes weekly cycles of baby salad greens and biweekly cycles of roots, greens and other vegetables such as bush beans, okra, cherry tomatoes. Fruits include papaya, mango, passion fruit, sapodilla and citrus. We have a growing free-range chicken layer production eventually growing to 500 layers. In the future we hope to introduce dairy goats, additional layers and expanded organic basil production. Our dry sunny climate is perfect for growing basil and there are many non-organic basil growers here.
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