WWOOF stands for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. It is part of an international effort to link volunteers with organic farmers. Green Mountain Garlic is a WWOOF-USA host farm.
Here’s how it works: volunteers trade a half-day of farm labor for housing and food. The WWOOF program is a wonderful symbiotic relationship: the host gets needed help on the farm, the volunteer gets a great place to enjoy the summer.
For the adventurous, eco-minded traveler, farm stays have become the summer vacation of choice. WWOOF volunteers are from all over the world and all different walks of life. From the business executive who needs a reality check to the new high school grad who needs to leave the nest, WWOOF provides a great opportunity to get back to the land and enjoy some fresh air.
The length of a farm stay is determined by the volunteer and the host; stays can vary from a few days to an entire season.
The goal of WWOOF is to strengthen sustainable agriculture worldwide by promoting an educational exchange, and building a global community conscious of ecological farming practices. The common results of the program are lasting friendships and life-changing experiences – all centered on organic food!