WWOOF: Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms , also known as “Willing Workers On Organic Farms”
WWOOFing aims to provide volunteers with first-hand experience in organic and ecologically sound growing methods, to help the organic movement, and to let volunteers experience life in a rural setting or a different country. WWOOF volunteers (‘WWOOFers’) generally do not receive financial payment. The host provides food, accommodation, and opportunities to learn, in exchange for assistance with farming or gardening activities.
The duration of the visit can range from a few days to years. Workdays average five to six hours, and participants interact with WWOOFers from other countries. WWOOF farms include private gardens through smallholdings, allotments, and commercial farms. Farms become WWOOF hosts by enlisting with their national organisation. In countries with no WWOOF organisation, farms enlist through WWOOF UK and WWOOF Australia.
abundanjah: Standing there with a gun in my hand. The barrel point blank to his head. All I needed to do was to pull the trigger, make a clean kill. I pulled… and nothing, I could cut the tension with a knife, my heart was racing, the gun was jammed. Randy’s head in the bucket of grain, enjoying every moment still. We get the back up 22, loaded, aiming right behind the skull. All eyes on me, making sure I get the deed done. My heart was again thumping, but I managed to keep my hands still, and click. The body drops, convultions take over, I lay my hand on the body while he takes his last few breaths, and I thank him. For us humans are really maladapted, we rely on the bounty of mother earth for our survival. I asked for this, to be closer to my food, to make a real connection to this place, to become fully human. And all flesh is grass. I hope Randy understands.