The International World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms Association (WWOOF) provides the venue for people around the world to learn first-hand about organic growing methods; enables both the organic farmers and volunteers to make organic farming a viable alternative; and, improves communications concerning the importance of organic farming in the world today.
Since its inception in 1971 London, WWOOF has grown to include participation of some 43 different countries including Australia, China, America and Finland.
Hosts listed through WWOOF are primarily pursuing a simple, sustainable lifestyle. Many are practicing Permaculture or Bio-dynamic growing methods. The farms vary from commercial to alternative co-operatives, or communities.
The Independents listed may include non-organic, yet are in keeping with the general ethic of respect for the environment; exchange of knowledge & expertise, food & accomodation in exchange for help on a voluntary basis.
All necessary information is available at the WWOOF Website: http://www.wwoof.org/