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25 years of WWOOFers

I/we have been having WWOOFers for close to 25 years on a continual basis with perhaps only a few months in all that period with none at all. We would have up to 3 or at 4 at times and the stays varied from a minimum of 2 weeks to several that stayed over one year and...

Congratulations Host of the Year – ‘Life Light Farm’

Congratulations to everyone at Life Light Farm! We are pleased to announce our Host of the year. We would like to say a special thank you from everyone here in the WWOOFing community for all that you do for the WWOOFers and those around you.We have chosen Life Light...

Our Golden WWOOFer Book

Thanks to the WWOOF team and to all our past and present WWOOFers for allowing us to have amazing friendships and experiences with WWOOFers of all ages and countries. They have allowed my children to grow into open minded persons, who feel strong knowing how many...

Mindfully WWOOFing at Toolinga in Healesville.

WWOOFing Report written by Daisuke Goshima My first job here was cleaning up a drain to flow water well. It was very simple job but made me think deeply about effective utilization of the drain. Probably, if I worked same job in Japan, I would not consider it. I could...

Wonderful WWOOFers make life a joy!

A WWOOF Host for 4 years delights in her WWOOFers. Helene is about to farewell her latest WWOOFers and asked us to share her story of their stay.

Fermented Vegetables – Gut Health

Fermented Vegetables It's so easy and economical to make fermented vegetables like Kimchi, Sauerkraut and Kvass with our Masontops Vegetable Fermentation Range and Caldwell's Vegetable Starter Culture. Benefits of Fermentation? Fermentation is first and foremost a...

WWOOFing at 80 years old

Written By WWOOFer Kurt Gebbert I am 80 years old and today I want to share with you the story of my first stay on a Host farm. I migrated  to Australia to join my son and grandchildren at Melbourne three years ago. After having lived with them for 2 and a half years,...

WWOOFing at Hillndale farm cottages

Written By Daisuke Goshima I just wanted to share my experience with wonderful Hosts Eddy & Phuong. The hosts are managing cottages as well as the farm. This management style is exactly the same as the style of a bakery which I want to open in the future, so I could...

Broken Nose Vanilla Plantation

We thought we would share just another great story of a WWOOFer's experience! Written By WWOOFer Daiuke 29-10-18 I want to manage primary industry, secondary industry, and tertiary industry in the future. I think I need experience of primary industry for that. Also, I...

The passion of our WWOOF Hosts

WWOOF Hosts come in all shapes and sizes; whether your project is big or small, if you have a commitment to organic, permaculture or biodynamic methods in managing your land Hosting gives you the tools to share your knowledge and work alongside others. We receive...

WWOOF Australia – Gap Year

An Introduction to finding the real you! WWOOF Australia - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - has been operating for 37 years introducing Gap year Students to our varied hosts across Australia. Many people consider taking a gap year in order to gain new...

Table Manners and Etiquette Tips for WWOOFers in Australia

As Australians we eat Continental English style, which is different to many countries in the world; we follow England and their table etiquette rules. This means our fork goes in the left hand and knife in the right hand, with the tines of the fork always over and never up. Laying your knife and fork in the middle of your plate with the blades of your knife facing in is our signal to show that you are finished your meal even if food is still on the plate.

This should really go without saying, but remember to thank whoever has prepared your meal, even if it wasn’t to your taste.

My name is Kayla Robertson and I'm the host of All Being Well, a podcast that explores wellbeing in our busy world. I recently interviewed Paul West from River Cottage Australia about organic farming, and he was singing the praises of WWOOF Australia as his original...

ECJ RULES ON REGULATION – GMO’S

26.07.2018 IFOAM – Organics International welcomes the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that new breeding methods such as CRISPR and other gene editing techniques are forms of genetic engineering, and that products therefrom are indeed Genetically...

Do’s and Don’ts: WWOOFing

Time to Revisit Originally written By Frank Hyman on January 7, 2015 It’s become a rite of passage for college grads, gap year kids, and the agri-curious of all ages to spend a few weeks or months WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) overseas. A London...

Gut Health- Have you ever tried to make your own Kefir?

Kefir is a fermented drink, filled with probiotics which is made by combining special cultures, called kefir grains, in a liquid such as milk or sugary-water. Drinking kefir helps boost the immune system, improves your digestion, helps regulate cholesterol, and has many other health benefits.

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