I’m very excited to announce that we have finally become a host farm for WWOOF! What’s WWOOF you say? WWOOF is “world wide opportunities on organic farms“
One-half day of volunteer help is traded for food and accommodation, with no money exchanged. The WWOOF-USA Host Farm Directory lists more than one-thousand organic farms (not necessarily USDA certified organic) and gardens across the country. The Host Farm profile contains information about the location, general responsibilities, and lifestyle of the host. Any farm, community, or garden project in the US that is willing to host and accommodate volunteers can participate in our program. We encourage all types of volunteers and hosts who can cooperate to strengthen sustainable agriculture worldwide to be a part of WWOOF-USA. The program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older, regardless of experience.
WWOOF farms offer a variety of educational opportunities, including growing vegetables, keeping bees, building straw bale houses, working with animals, making wine, and much more. With over a thousand farms in all 50 states, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, there is something for everyone.
Some of the things that we do here (or are planning on ) at Dancing Dog Farm that would include WWOOFers are:
Small goat dairy
Cheese/yogurt/’kefir making (small scale)
Treatment-free apiary (small scale)
Pastured Poultry brroding, pasture management, slaughter, rules and regs, marketing
Compost – bokashi, thermal,bokashi,O2, compost tea
Soil food web/microbiolgy (with microscope work)
farm dog training
marketing – social media, website, hard copy collateral