The Living and Learning on Organic Farms (LLOOF) project, which focuses on educating adults about volunteering and organic food production on farm enterprises, comes a little closer to fruition with a press launch in Ireland on 23rd May 2016.
Their press release says: This will be an exciting day of talks and events for press with a free buffet lunch included! The project is supported by British film producer and promoter of online education Lord David Puttnam, and speakers and contributors will include:
- John and Sally McKenna, Bridgestone Food Guide writers and environmentalists
- Sue Coppard, Founder of WWOOF in 1971
- Laurence Horan and Yasmine Phillips (www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/08/gave-it-all-up-live-land-simple-good-life)
- WWOOF Host Nick Addey and WWOOF volunteers, including Helena Wolf from Germany.
Project promotional website: http://edvorg.weebly.com/
You Tube Channel: http://lloof.eu
LLOOF is a partnership project with national WWOOF organisations from ten European countries. It has developed and is promoting a Learning Guide as an online open educational resource (OER) for adult learners about organic food production, entrepreneurship, volunteering and cultural exchange on farm enterprises. The adults, especially 18-34 year olds, can then relate this online learning to practical residential work experience and informal learning on a range of small enterprises in different European countries. A key aim of the LLOOF project is to encourage and support new young entrants to farming.