“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”Stephen Hawking
Twisted Roots Farm became a host with WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Canada (WWOOF™ Canada) in 2017, welcoming many volunteers to the farm and making some lifelong connections. WWOOF Canada is part of a worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers, promote a cultural and educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability practices.
WWOOF’s goal is to provide individuals from all around the world the opportunity to:
- gain practical skills in organic farming and gardening
- experience rural living while sharing in the everyday life of your host
- further the organic and sustainability movement
- participate in a cultural exchange
WWOOF’s further goal is to:
- create a network within the ecological movement
- promote, inform and educate about agro-ecological farming and sustainability
- present ecological methods as viable alternatives
- promote solidarity between people as well as an ethical economy
Volunteers (WWOOFers) offer their help in exchange for the host providing food, accommodation, and learning in an organic farm/homestead setting. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore different methods of farming in a variety of locations.
Some of the tasks and projects you could be involved in while at our farm include:
- daily animal routines (feeding, watering, milking, egg collection)
- electric fence maintenance
- goat wanders in the forest – yup, it’s just a fun as it sounds!
- planting, weeding, transplants, high tunnel movement
- firewood collection, splitting, stacking
- harvesting of animals and vegetables
- compost systems, including garden and humanure
- farm stand management and customer interaction
- seasonal building projects
- bandsaw milling and wood products
- …and whatever else arises during your stay!
Interested in becoming a volunteer with this wonderful organization or finding out more information? Please visit our WWOOF profile to sign up for your next volunteer opportunity here at Twisted Roots Farm.
Looking for a way to become more involved with the farm? Be sure to visit our School of Wyld Roots program. This is new for 2021 and we are excited to be offering such a unique learning opportunity.