Saturday Spotlight: WWOOF

Saturday Spotlight is a weekly feature where I will spotlight things that I feel should be shared, whether it be a good cause, a website, a resource, a news article, or just another blog post. Sometimes things just need to be shared!


World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Originally called “Working Weekends on Organic Farms”, WWOOF, came into being in England, in Autumn 1971, when Sue Coppard, a secretary living and working in London recognized the need for people like herself – who did not have the means or opportunity to access the countryside and support the organic movement.

Her idea started with a trial working weekend for four people at a bio dynamic farm at Emerson College in Sussex, arranged through a contact in the Soil Association. The weekend was a great success and things gathered momentum very quickly. Soon many more organic farmers and smallholders were willing to host people keen to work on their farms in return for food and accommodation (WWOOFers). Host and wwoofers made new friends and enjoyed the experience of exchanging assistance and knowledge.

I think this sounds like it would be a really cool experience! I would love to sign up for this at some point in my life.



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