Way back when we were first talking about becoming farmers (about 4 years ago) someone mentioned WWOOF aka Willing Workers On Organic Farms or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. In the winter of 2015 we joined WWOOF USA as host farmers and we can’t say enough good things about it. The people who volunteer as wwoofers are passionate about farming and have a predilection for being of service and generally just doing their part to help make the world a better place.
Our very first wwoofer was Ashley, who arrived in May of 2015. I picked her up at the airport and we got her settled in the camper. It’s not exactly luxury accommodations, but it’s totally private and has running water and air conditioning if needed. It’s also near the chicken coop, so there is a built in alarm clock. Ashley worked a solid two weeks with us. Well, we took a day off and went to the movies, but we really worked for it! Together, we wrangled two big dump truck loads of dirt into shape and planted 60 lavender plants into a labyrinth design.