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WWOOF

World Wide Organization of Organic Farmers

Some might be wondering how we ended up on a farm in Italy. There is a loosely knit group of farms called WWOOF. This is one of methods we are using to help reduce the cost of traveling as well as a excellent way to enhance the cultural immersion of the countries we visit. For a small fee for each country, we gain access to a database of organic farms. From this list we select ones that interest us. Most are general farming but a few offer a chance to learn new skills. Where else can you herd goats and make cheese in Tuscany for a summer?

Right now we are going through the lists in our other country of choice; Japan. We are trying to do one on each of the southern islands. While we have emailed over a dozen, with tasks ranging from rice harvesting, pear picking or yet more goats, it remains to be seen what awaits us in the land of the rising sun.

These opportunities are available in most countries and I would highly recommend looking into it. Even if your already abroad or plan to study at a university, it is a worthwhile experience.

Posted by CulinarySojourn 14:00

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