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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.

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a word that is coming up more and more frequently in discussions around organic gardening and sustainable farming methods, but what exactly is permaculture?

What is a Host? 

Being a Host with WWOOF is a very special opportunity to connect with people who are keen to help and learn. It is such a great way to get those extra hands to help out on your property while cultivating meaningful relationships and leaving a lasting impact on people’s lives.

Why WWOOF?

Whether as a Volunteer or as a Host, when you sign up to WWOOF you play an integral role in strengthening a community that supports Australian organic farmers to make a living AND helps keen explorers to gain invaluable experience and make lifelong memories!

Another Wonderful WWOOFing Story…

We'd like to share this beautiful testimonial and pictures from our friends at Halcyon Fields, we're always happy to hear about your special experiences with WWOOF! "Dear WWOOFing team, We just wanted to say thank you for providing such a great way to connect people...

Get the most out of your WWOOF experience!

Looking to make the most of your WWOOFing experience and your journey in Australia? Get a copy of the “WWOOFers’ Handbook”, a practical and personal guide to being a Willing Worker.

Bee Sustainable!

Be a warrior against waste! Give up those throw-away plastics and keep your food fresh with our eco-friendly WWOOF Beeswax WWraps!

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