Monday 24 April, 2017

Can I WWOOF with my kids?

Can I WWOOF with my kids?
WWOOF organisations around the world are often asked if it is possible to WWOOF with children and the answer is, “Yes, absolutely”. WWOOFing with children can be an incredibly rewarding experience, for everyone involved. There are a few [...]

BRINGING BACK THE BOX

BRINGING BACK THE BOX
Vege Box Schemes have been growing in popularity over recent years. A certain amount of excitement accompanies us when our box arrives at our front door each week. For some people this may seem a little odd, but for those of us who are feeding [...]

When WWOOFers Get Sick

When WWOOFers Get Sick
I recall a time on my travels through India when I fell violently ill with what the locals call “Desert Fever”. My throat was raw, my fever was high, I couldn’t handle the light let alone get out of bed and my tummy wouldn’t hold anything [...]

How To Get The Most From Your WWOOF Exchange

How To Get The Most From Your WWOOF Exchange
WWOOF International has recently had the privilege of reading Maggie Melin’s thesis on Active Learning as a Tool for Behaviour Change, focusing on WWOOF as a Case study for her research. Maggie is originally from Michigan in the United [...]

How To Volunteer With WWOOF

Here’s a great little article written by Carrie Thompson and found online at The Expeditioner (plenty of other interesting travel features here too). This is just a general run-down of WWOOF and how it works but the article is interesting, [...]

Will My Age Be An Issue?

Every now and again here in the WWOOF office we receive correspondence from an “older” person who is keen to go WWOOFing but is concerned that it is a young persons game. The questions are “Will I be able to meet the physical [...]

Food For Thought – WWOOFing in Developing Nations

We all know that living with another family can be an ‘interesting’ experience. So travelling in foreign lands and living with families from different cultures with different customs, traditions, religions, foods and languages can [...]

Reflections on a Fantastic Year

Hi, I think the organisation is fantastic and I’m pleased to be a host member. I really enjoy the company of these young ones as they are full of ideas and dreams and goals, after all they are out there making it happen and I admire them [...]

ABC Radio Article about WWOOF Australia

ABC Radio Article about WWOOF Australia
Interview with Garry Ainsworth, managing director of WWOOF Australia. Garry talks about the beginnings of WWOOF Australia, some of the hosts there and also what kind of experiences WWOOFers can expect. Listen at www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2011/03/03/3154415.htm?site=gippsland

“I’m Off to WWOOF in Paradise”

“I’m Off to WWOOF in Paradise”
Little does the seasoned or first time wwoofer realize that wwoofing in the tropics isn’t wwoofing in NZ. Sometimes, when they first enquire about wwoofing in the islands they haven’t done their homework, i.e. locating you on the world map. [...]