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WWOOFing

Friday, December 11, 2009

We take a look at WWOOFing — World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms — an international movement that started in the UK in 1971 that connects volunteers with organic farmers around the world. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodations, and opportunities to learn about organic farming. Sarah Potenza, Incoming Board President of WWOOF USA, joins us, along with Amanda Provencher, who, with her husband, hosts several WWOOFers every summer at their farm, and Jonathan Tannenbaum, who recently returned from a four-month WWOOFing trip in Italy.

Guests:

Sarah Potenza, Amanda Provencher, and Jonathan Tannenbaum,
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Comments [5]

hjs from 11211

WOOF!

Dec. 11 2009 01:00 PM
Jon P. from The Garden State

Not elitists? How many people can just go donate a bunch of free time in Italy to escape the recession?

So how many low income people join this group?

Dec. 11 2009 12:54 PM
Jon P. from The Garden State

How many woofers (percentage) actually go on to be farmers?

Dec. 11 2009 12:49 PM
Jon P. from The Garden State

You farmed in Italy for a year and you don’t now anything about what kind of farming is done in Italy? How is this good for anybody except for the farmer getting free labor (which I assume he had to also feed and house you)?

Dec. 11 2009 12:47 PM
Phyllis

This is absolutely fascinating. I am seriously thinking about doing it!

Dec. 11 2009 12:47 PM

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