Posted: 2009-08-23


We have begun the next phase of our trip, the WWOOF phase.  WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.  Volunteers do work for an agreed-upon number of hours on the host farm.  In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.  Depending on the host farm, the work might include gardening, taking care of animals, building construction projects, or anything else that is relevant. 

WWOOF started in 1971 in the UK, and today there are programs all over the world.  Chad and I decided to give WWOOF a try in France and Italy.  It is a way for us to extend our trip without spending a lot of extra money.  It also gives us a chance to experience living with local people to get an up-close-and-personal cultural exchange.

If you’d like to learn more about WWOOF, you can check out the website here.

There is also an interesting video produced by two volunteers from California who did WWOOF in Europe for 8 months.  The video is about 20 minutes long and can be found here.

-Julia Abbott


Louise Hawk

Sounds like an interesting and fun time. Hope you will be able to get news and pictures out to us. Have missed having news recently!!!

Juli Abbott

I'm working up a couple of posts, and I hope to get them on the blog this afternoon. Stay tuned!

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