As this news is being composed, intrepid first-time WWOOFer Harriet Owens [Hatti] wends her way to the Scottish Isle of Eigg to begin a fortnight of WWOOFing on a croft. Hatti is on a special mission. Apart from the important role that being a WWOOFer entails, with regards to supporting organic growers, Hatti will be blogging via the WWOOF UK social media platforms.
There is currently an opportunity to gain buckets of hands-on experience and learn shed loads throughout a whole growing season - all in a beautiful location. You would be living within an intentional community who run a Community Farm and are lovely WWOOF UK hosts too!
Launch of the LLOOF Project - Top Speakers and a Great Venue!
The launch of LLOOF, the free online learning project resulting from a partnership between 10 European WWOOF groups (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), with funding from Erasmus+, takes place from 11am on Monday 23 May 2016 at Organico Café, 2 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.
If your organisation is based in any of the London boroughs and involved in local community projects then this is an opportunity to be awarded a cash prize and plenty of kudos - as well as well deserved recognition.
Here is a brief summary of what these awards are all about:
There is a planned Organic Gardening course in Powys that would run for 18 weeks. The venue would be The Llanfyllin Workhouse, Brynffynon, Llanfyllin, Powys SY22 5LD
Llanfyllin Workhouse is a developing community centre and venue for the arts, music, creativity and education, with a strong commitment to it's Green Hub. The Green Hub brings people of all ages, abilities and background together towards a common goal.
As a member of WWOOF UK you will of course be aware of what it means to WWOOF, but do you know what LLOOF is all about? Well, as the acronym suggests - Living & Learning On Organic Farms - this is a project which focuses on the educational aspect of the WWOOF exchange.
In accordance with the WWOOF UK protocol of holding the AGM & Membership Weekend in a different location each year - on a cyclical basis - members in each region of the UK have an equal opportunity to attend without having to travel far. The event does have a strong magnetism however and draws them in from every corner of the UK.
This year is the turn of our members in northern England to have this fantastic event on their doorstep and we are searching for that special place we know is just waiting for us.