We are always happy to share news related to organic sector and to evidence how the popularity for it grows. It is amazing that there are initiatives, which allow people to experience organic farming themselves. Recently, we came across this interesting initiative, which connects farmers and volunteers.
WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a project specialized on worldwide agrotourism programs, allowing to combine tourism with work on organic farms. Volunteers work on those farms for free but in exchange for food and accommodation.
To participate in program, farmers contribute a small fee to the representatives of WWOOF. Hosts are obliged to prove that their farms comply with the standards of organic farming and that volunteers will have a safe accommodation, and environment to work.
Volunteers also have to pay a fee of $ 40-55 to WWOOF. After payment, the whole catalogue of farmers is visible, which enables volunteer to choose the farm they like.
Main requirements to volunteers are:
- Interest in learning about sustainable and organic methods of living
- Motivation to learn about environmentally friendly/sustainable projects
- Willingness to work outdoors on tasks that may be difficult and physically demanding
- Being respectful towards other properties and able to adjust to other people
WWOOF was started with a small project by an office worker in England in 1971. Founder, Sue Coppard, felt that it is important for citizens of big cities to have an experience of working on a farm and being closer to nature. Initially, it was a weekend programs for small groups of people on the bio dynamic farm in England. Project appeared to be demanded and therefor started to expand. Today, network has an impressive amount of participants and involves all the continents.
This initiative shows the popularity of farming and rising acknowledgment of the organic principles. People are willing not only to buy organic, but also to experience the whole process of growing food and getting closer to the nature.
If you would like to experience this adventure yourself, check the link: WWOOF
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