WWOOFING

Over the past 13 years we have welcomed wwoofers from many parts of the world here at abbey home farm.
I recall Australians, New Zealanders, Slovakians, Kenyans, South Africans, Canadians, Americans, Czechs, Italians, Spaniards, Dutch, Germans, a Korean, Japanese, Taiwan(ese?), French and many British. Nearly all of them had one thing in common, the desire to learn more about organic vegetable growing.
If you would like to apply to wwoof here, the best thing is to send an email explaining why you would like to come, attaching a cv if you have one.

This is from one of our first wwoofers here from March - June 2000 but it is the same now as then!
(Jamie actually returned here this summer (2101) as a seasonal worker before starting a phd at Bristol university in Oct.)

I began Wwoofing here at Abbey Home Farm in mid March and even though the weather was cold and wet, I knew that I was going to enjoy my time here. The scale of the garden is larger than I have been used to at other Wwoof placements. There are 10 acres of vegetable plots in cultivation which means there is always plenty of work to keep a Wwoofer happy. For me, the opportunity to learn about the science and art of horticulture on a commercial scale is one of the main attractions of working here and Keith, the head gardener, is always happy to pass on some of his professional knowledge and explain the reasons for his methods. The work to be done in the garden is varied, however some structure and routine is provided by the harvesting of vegetables for the farm shop which is always the first job of each day. Obviously with the garden being run organically, there is loads of weeding to do, and there is probably not much that Wwoofers don't know about weeding, but that's far from the only work to be done and I haven't had a boring day yet!

 

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