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We are an official WWOOF host farm!

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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

here’s our profile! 

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.

Here’s the WWOOF link

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

Laying hens

Compost – bokashi, thermal,bokashi,O2, compost tea

Soil food web/microbiolgy (with microscope work)

organic fruit

organic vegetables

biochar

hugel kulture

solar applications

hoophouse construction

Food preservation

electric fencing

Farming classes

Strawbale shed

bread oven

small grains

farm dog training

marketing – social media, website, hard copy collateral

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Monadnock Winter Farmers Market

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monadnock winter farmers market

Peter and I had a great *first time* experience at the Monadnock Winter Farmers Market, at Noone Falls in Peterborough, NH, last Sunday. Thank you to all the good folks who bought our honey! We’ll have lots more next Sunday, and although we aren’t yet legally allowed to physically sell our milk at the market, we will have information about both the fresh cow and goat’s milk that you can buy at the farm, as well as information about our new “dairy share” program.

See you at the market!

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