Thursday, October 29, 2009

WWOOF : How Do You Relate to Your Food

WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. WWOOF is an organization that places people and organic farmers together in a reciprocal arrangement that benefits all involved and the Earth.

Have you ever wondered what the big deal is about organically grown food? Why does it matter if the crop has been genetically modified? Why is it a bad thing to spray crops with pesticide for bugs and fungicide for disease? Why do you need to rotate crops, use compost and plant crops that complement each other? In short, have you ever wanted to understand organic farming and its implications for the Earth and how we live today?

WWOOF has connections with organic farmers and small landholders in North and Central America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific area who want YOU to learn about organic farming, put your hands in the dirt, eat the fruits of your labor and learn about the important relationship between our food and the environment. You volunteer on organic farms; and, in return for your help, the organic hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.

Do you have a genuine interest in learning about organic growing, country living or ecologically sound lifestyles? Will you commit to help your hosts with daily tasks as agreed? Then you are a perfect volunteer.

Some countries require work visas or tourist visas while some do not require anything since the work is volunteer based. You must have an American Visa to participate the USA.

So take a different vacation this year. Visit WWOOF and see how easy it is to travel and learn about organic farming, from the ground up.


BlogSmith said...

Great for upcoming generations.As an green earth lover i will surely learn more about it. Thanks

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cristine said...

Great article. Thanks

CyberCelt said...

@smith-thanks for stopping by.

@anonymous-please visit again.

@cristine-you are welcome.

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