This will be our fifth season hosting wwoofers. WWOOF stands for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. It is basically an exchange whereby we provide room and board and teach young people how to grow food in exchange for them doing farm work 4-5 hours per day. This could include helping with:
- Organic vegetable gardens- building raised beds, raising seedlings, soil prep, planting, mulching, weeding, watering and harvesting
- Food prep and clean up for communal lunchtime meal.
- Harvesting and processing/cleaning blueberries (We have 3 acres of certified organic berries)
- Growing mushrooms- inoculating logs
- Production of nutrient rich garden “teas” for plants from seaweed, compost, vermicompost and weeds
- Orchard pruning and mulching
- Gathering seaweed, grass and spoiled hay to build compost piles
- Splitting firewood with our hydraulic splitter and stacking it in the woodshed
- Computer questions we have with our website and Facebook
- Various methods of food preservation- drying, fermenting, canning, freezing and how to use a root cellar
If you know of any young people who might be interested in WWOOFing for us, please ask them to contact us.