Looking for something to do on your summer vacation? Why not try WWOOF-ing it across America. The Organization, World-Wide Opportunitites on Organic Farms (WWOOF) offers volunteers food and accommodations in exchange for on half-day of volunteer work n a registered host farm.
WWOOF’s website lists host farms profiles from around the world, not just in the U.S., which contain information about the farm’s location, general responsibilities, and lifestyle of the host. If you are interested in volunteering at a particular farm, WWOOF helps you contact the host and make arrangements for spending time with them, not only helping out but learning about organic farming and gardening.
As recipient of Treehugger.org’s Best of Green Award in Travel & Nature, WOOFing is helping push green into the mainstream. You could find yourself sowing, making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood, weeding, making mud-bricks, harvesting, fencing, building, packing, milking, feeding. Young people from all over the world are finding ways to combine international travel with practical farming experience.
There is no minimum time requirement, so some WWOOFers say on one farm for several weeks while other take weekend getaways to WWOOF farms whenever they can.
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