I volunteered and lived on an organic farm for about a month with my good friend. It turned out to be a very valuable experience – I sold produce at farmers markets, woke up at 6:30 every day and slept before 10, ate lunch with the farmers and worked my ass off in the fields. Unfortunately, one of the other WWOOFers there was incredibly annoying, and I didn’t agree with many of the farm’s practices, which are based in their religion/spirituality and ignore science, rejecting many well-accepted techniques of sustainable agriculture. However, these “unfortunate” elements made the experience more interesting and I learned a lot from them. I look forward to WWOOFing in the future! 3 months ago
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To a wonderful farm about an hour away from me. It seems pretty perfect for my friend and I. Crossing my fingers!! 5 months ago
I did wwoof for 6 weeks in Germany. It is one of the greatest experiences of my life. 9 months ago
How I did it: My partner and I knew we wanted to go to Europe so we started saving 2 years in advance. We picked the countries we wanted to go to and decided the ones we would like to farm in.
We chose to travel with a group the first month and do farming the second month.
A year before we bought WWOOF Europe memberships and looked at host farms. We contacted farms 3 months in advance that we were interested in telling them our interests and limitations. Leave plenty of time for this, the best farms with have many keeners booked in already.
We made arrangements for a pickup or arrival date and had an idea of what we would be doing. What they say you will do and what you do might not always match up, go with the flow and help as much as you can without becoming a slave and burning out. Read how I did it… 11 months ago
We had a wonderful time and learned a lot, if I could of done the 2 month trip differently, I would have WWOOFed the whole time.
We did vegetable and goat farming, we also picked wild mushrooms on weekends in Germany. We really enjoyed meeting new people and they were very hospitable with us. 11 months ago
Joined WWOOF Denmark last March as an anticipation for summer. But plans changed. Let’s see if I get to squeeze this during autumn. 15 months ago
How I did it: I researched farms for months on different search engines. I emailed a couple of places that seemed the best fit. I emailed a few more. I set up a time frame and region I would like to work at. I went to a place where the lady said she wanted to build a school and a community garden. It was a huge flowered lie. I was alone, did nothing, lived in a black mold infested trailer in the middle of nowhere. I called a friend the wwoofed previously and went to the farm she went to. Perfect. People existed, food existed, experiences to enjoy existed. I lived in a small town called Cambria by San Luis Obispo. I lived in a treehouse and worked hard all day. I ate avocados everyday and cracked creamy nuts for snacks. I fell in a creek and baked honey oatmeal date cookies. I laughed and I dug in the earth. Read how I did it… 23 months ago