WWOOF your way across America

Have you heard of WWOOFing? It stands for WorldWide Opportunities in Organic Farming, and it’s an excellent way to have an authentic agricultural experience in during a visit to America.

WWOOFing, as the name implies, is a worldwide network of organic farmers who host guests. These guests, WWOOFers, spend about a half day helping on the host farm, learn about sustainable agriculture, and receive free room and board. Visits can vary from a single day to a few months.

WWOOF’ing is ideal for international visitors who may not have an American work permit. You’re volunteering, not working, and your hosts are volunteering their accommodation, so you don’t need a work permit to do it. (I love a good regulations hack!)

Our customers, Deb and Andy from Lancashire had an unforgettable experience WWOOFing in Louisiana. Their job was to renovate an old barn in need of some TLC…

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In exchange, they got a right lot of culture, which included American sized helpings of gumbo, jambalaya, and full-on creole/zydeco concert.

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You can read more about Deb and Andy’s experience WWOOFing in Louisiana here. Be sure to check out their full blog for more stories from their year-long journey around America.

If you have any questions about WWOOFing or other ways to have authentic experiences in America, get in touch with us here. We’d love to hear from you!

Matt Copenhaver