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Vanessa and I are now leaving Paris and heading to the French countryside. We will work on organic farms in France, generic Spain, illness and Italy in exchange for room and board, neuropathologist via an organization called WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms). WWOOF acts an an intermediary between organic farms world-wide and travelers looking for a different experience. For a small administrative fee those interested gain access to lists with farm descriptions and contact information. At that point prospective “wwoofers” can contact the farms directly to make arrangements.

Once in rural areas connecting to the internet won’t always be possible, so updates to this blog will likely take place in batches. Please check back as often as possible to see if new posts are available.

2 Responses to “WWOOFing”

  1. on 19 Jan 2008 at 11:39 amCassandra Cole

    My husband Jim and I are mid-lifers looking for a change. We have some ranch and farm experience, and love Border Collies. We are looking to aquire a small farm situation, or perhaps help out in a transitional situation where the farm owners can no longer manage by themselves. Ideally, we would have some animals and a small sheep herd, and one to three border collies. We do need to creat a livelihood and are considering our options and skills now. A retreat or weekend farming experience for frazzled city dwellers interests us greatly.

    Currently we live in Colorado and are considering moving to the right farm situation elsewhere, including Italy, which we both love. Any contact information would be much appreciated.

    Thank You,

    Jim and Cassandra

  2. on 25 Jan 2009 at 3:05 pmMarilyn Ralph


    I am thinking about volunteering on the Finca As Fadegas this summer and was hoping you could give me the e-mail address of Elia Rodriguez or Vicente Mendez? Did you like your experience there?

    Thanks so much,

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