"We are 'Deliverers of Treasures' each of us possesses treasures to be discovered and shared" The wording on these packets of seed that our colleagues at WWOOF Belgium have produced in the spirit of giving and making a difference.
WWOOF UK is looking for a Reporting Accountant to act as independent examiner of our charity accounts, prepare abbreviated annual company accounts, and generally be a source of advice and assistance in WWOOF UK's financial matters.
Luisa Gonzalez is an ex-WWOOF UK host based in Scotland and she has a message that she feels needs to be heard by us all.
In her own words: "I become a professional beekeeper 4 years ago as I was told this will help the bees. I had a shock when I found that the way the honey business operates is to remove all the honey from the bees, replacing it with sugar syrup. It was common sense it couldn't be good for them.
A considerable number of WWOOF UK hosts are based in Scotland and between you all exists a valuable resource of information gleaned from years of farming organically. Below is an introduction taken from the survey website for the Scottish Organic Action Plan and an explanation of why your advice is so important:
There are lots of different forms of farming and food production in Scotland.
This is your chance to personify the organic ethos and potentially make a lasting impression on someone who may never have considered the alternatives to living alone, or living in a town, or buying into the subsidised, pesticide coated, imported vegetables from the nearest big supermarket. You could be the catalyst for raising somebody's awareness of the impact they have on this planet.