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WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

• WWOOF International

Mission Statement: The Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FOWO) purpose is to unite, promote,protect and support the WWOOF movement around the world.

Launched on 1st May 2013 this site is the new, official website for FOWO and promotes the WWOOF movement and provides general information about WWOOF organisations world-wide.

FOWO  was founded as a way for WWOOF organisations to come together and share common responsibilities including the management of this website, WWOOF in countries without a national WWOOF organisation as yet and trademarking issues .

It replaces sites and information previously found at and and represents an exciting new phase in the development of WWOOF.

The Federation of WWOOF Organisations is a non profit organisation and it's member organisations work together in the spirit of an international federation with democratic principles.

We hope you like our new site!


USA: Sarah Potenza -  Chair Person
Ireland: Annie King -  Vice Chair Person
Canada: Becky Young - Treasurer 

Australia: Garry Ainsworth 

Lithuania: Skirmantas Razauskas

Nepal: Fanindra Regmi 

New Zealand: Jane Bryan-Strange 

Sierra Leone: Shed Jah 

Sweden: Jandi Hallin

Uganda:Bob Kasule  

United Kingdom: Scarlett Penn 


Amanda Pearson -  Administrator Contact

Usually you live with your host and are expected to join in and cooperate with the day to day activities. In most countries the exchange is based on 4-6 hours help-fair exchange for a full day’s food and accommodation.

You may be asked to help with a variety of tasks like sowing seed, making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood, weeding, harvesting, packing, milking, feeding, fencing, making mud-bricks, wine making, cheese making and bread making.

The length of your stay at the farm is negotiated directly between you and your host. Most WWOOF visits are between one and two weeks, though some may be as short as two or three days or as long as six months.

The first step of your WWOOFing experience is to choose your destination and join the relevant WWOOF organization. As a member you will be able to access a database of farms in your chosen country and start making plans.

If you are interested in alternativeways of living and want to meet interesting people then WWOOFing is for you!

If you have a farm, smallholding, garden, allotment, vineyard or woodland and follow organic or sustainability principles, you might consider opening your home to WWOOFers.

Our volunteers can provide an extra pair of hands to help with various projects you are busy with. Many of our hosts practice Permaculture or Bio-dynamic growing methods. Some hosts make a living off their land, others are homesteaders interested in self-sufficiency, some are families others are individuals. There are also cooperatives, communities and eco- villages on our books.

Hosting WWOOFers can be hugely rewarding as you are enabling people to learn about organic growing techniques. You will also be demonstrating an alternative way of life . Many WWOOFers are so inspired by the experience that they end up changing their lifestyles and even setting up their own organic farms! As a host you are improving communication and aiding growth within the organic movement!

In order to host WWOOFers you will need to join WWOOF in the country where your farm is located.


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