TEDx Talk: The Power of Communities with Sue Coppard
TEDx Rotherhithe [London] is hosting its very first independently organised TED Talk. In keeping with the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx Rotherhithe explores the power of communities.
We are part of various communities in our local region and across all the world who come together, support, teach and heal each other at various levels. This way we are always more than the number of people who participate. We dedicate this day to hear fantastic speakers about the power of communities. The event is hosted at a prestigious venue: in a Grade II listed 18th-century building along the River Thames.
Sue Coppard is the founder of WWOOF - an acronym (see below) known around the world and used more as a verb - to 'WWOOF'.
Sue, a then London secretary started WWOOF in the autumn of 1971 when pining for the countryside, she came up with a plan for staying on farms in return for her help. WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) soon spread abroad and today, some 47 years later, it has gone global.
There are currently around 52 WWOOF organisations and you can WWOOF in over 140 countries.
The title of Sue's talk is: Helping to save the planet by homestay on organic farms.
"WWOOF! It’s a wonderful way to experience rural life, see beautiful places, get physical exercise, and learn how to produce healthy food sustainably – enriching rather than depleting the soil; not to mention experiencing many different cultures – and much more."