Posts Tagged "farms"

Happy birthday, WWOOF!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Happy birthday, WWOOF!

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably dreamed at some point of traveling to a remote location to learn about local food and agriculture first-hand. If you really want to get your hands dirty, you might take a look at WWOOF, or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of connecting volunteers to organic farms around the world. It had its origin in a weekend event at Tablehurst Farms in Sussex, England; Sue Coppard, a London office worker, wanted to support the organic movement and create an opportunity for people like herself to...

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Down on the farm, Italian style

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 | 0 comments

Down on the farm, Italian style

Italy excels at agriturismi, which at their best offer travelers an opportunity to vacation on a working family farm, potentially participate in farm activities, and enjoy and sometimes help prepare traditional and wholesome farm-to-fork recipes honored by the host family for generations. Agriturismi are scattered throughout the Italian countryside and can offer travelers a wonderful break from the jam-packed chaotic urban tours of Florence, Venice, and Rome. Farm accommodations are always comfortable and sanitary, as there are strict standards for a farm to obtain permission to host...

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