Farming as an industry is struggling, along with the rest of our economy, and organic farming can be an extra challenge. The World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) program gives organic farms a helping hand. In the WWOOF program volunteers exchange work for room and board at organic farms in the U.S. and abroad.
Organic farmers and members interested in organic farming can post a description of their farm, what they do, and what type of help they need. Usually the exchange rate is one-half day of work for one day of room and board. Length of stay is dependent on what kind of help the farm needs and both parties agree on terms before the work begins. It could be several days or several weeks. Individuals can pick an opportunity based on specialty, location, type of work, and what they will learn about different types of farming.
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