WWOOF is a world wide exchange network where bed, board and practical experience are given in return for help to hosts. Stays of varying lengths are possible. The first WWOOF organization originated in England in the 1970s, and since then has spread to more than 40 countries throughout the world. ‘WWOOF’ was originally an acronym for ‘Weekend Workers on Organic Farms’ and then as circumstances changed with people wanting to visit farms at times other than weekends came to mean ‘Willing Workers On Organic Farms’ and now some cite it as meaning ‘World Wide Workers On Organic Farms‘.
WWOOF CHINA ENCOURAGES FARMS THAT USE NATURAL FARMING AND AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES TO REGISTER AS HOSTS.
WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic
lifestyles and agriculture practices in China. Volunteers give hands on help in return.
WWOOFing is not a job or a work-exchange. WWOOF connects tourists with hosts who are practicing natural agriculture and aquaculture.
A WWOOF Host invites people to come to their home or farm and participate in activities about 4 to 6 hours a day. in return for their daily food, boarding and the experience of sharing daily life with the people who live and work at the Host Establishment.
A Brief History of WOOF
WWOOF began in England in 1971 when a London secretary, Sue Coppard, took a group of volunteers on a weekend to Emmerson College, a biodynamic training farm Sussex. from this week and a small group of people, WWOOF UK was born.
Travelers to the UK found out about WWOOF and returning home began to set their own organizations.
Since the establishment of WWOOF in the U.K, WWOOF programs have been started in over 28 countries around the globe.