Monday 24 April, 2017

A Labour of Love

On one hand you have travellers keen to immerse themselves in our Kiwi culture and learn about organics. On the other hand are landowners in need of more hands to manage their properties organically. Anne Hardie finds out about `WWOOFers’.

74158kmatHELPING HANDS: WWOOFers Signe Lorentsen, left, and Bo Frosig, right, from Denmark, prepare to spread peavine straw with their host, Karen Matthews.

If it wasn’t for Willing Workers on Organic Farms, Karen Matthews would have given up on her country lifestyle a long time ago and headed back to a more manageable section in town.

Instead, she has guests from all over the planet helping to manage her garden and lifestyle block organically in return for a place to stay on their overseas sojourn and meals that are bolstered by vegetables from the organic garden they help manage. Read more…

by Anne Hardie

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