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WWOOFWorld-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (est. 1971)
WWOOFWilling Workers on Organic Farms
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A WWOOF working vacation can range in length from a week or less to an entire season or more.
I was trying to persuade my British friends to convert their barn into sleeping quarters and sign up as WWOOF hosts.
Cost: 10 [pounds sterling] per year for subscription to WWOOFUK and WWOOF INTERNATIONAL, no further charge.
I had thought one WWOOF trip would open my eyes to some global lesson that would change my life, and I was disappointed that this didn't happen.
That increase has opened doors, especially for students seeking a hands-on experience on a working farm through the likes of WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms).
WWOOF stands for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, and a WWOOFer is someone who works for four to six hours a day on a 'host' farm in exchange for accommodation and meals.
We also held several intern positions, participated in WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), and lived enough on other people's land that we knew we wanted to have our own.
Meals and a bed are the standard returns for travelers working through Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF), an international organization of Earth-friendly agriculturists, but the intercultural understanding and agricultural know-how generated by WWOOF is sustenance for both the soul and the soil.
Japanese students share their home every year and many travelers visit the Gooly Mooly Art Farm as part of the WWOOF program (Willing Workers On Organic Farms).
I had some friends who were living on a farm in northern England, and they got me interested in the Web-based organization known as WWOOF (Worldwide Workers On Organic Farms; www.
The WWOOF USA Directory of Organic Host Farms contains descriptions of over 200 participating farms.