100th WWOOF volunteer in 3 years at Bosavern Community Farm

Oct 1, 2013

Bosavern Community farm formed when Cornwall Council decided, in 2009, to sell the farm and buildings.  Some individuals from the local community rallied others and secured the money to buy the farm for the community through Bosavern Community Enterprises Ltd (BCEnts) a not-for-profit community organisation set up in 2011.  We are very proud they are WWOOF hosts and here are some stats from them…

WWOOF statistics.

‘Our 100th WWOOF volunteer arrived yesterday! Nyssa, from the USA, has come to help on the farm for the next 6 weeks. Which seemed like a good point at which to crunch some numbers, particularly helpful (maybe?) to people or organisations wondering whether to become WWOOF hosts or not, indicating whom they can expect to come……

So, out of the 100 WWOOFers we have hosted to date:-
Nationalities in descending order – British 24, French 18, German 17, American 10, Canadian 5, Australian 5, Italian 4, New Zealanders 3, Chinese 2, Swiss 2, Austrian 1, Dutch 1, Japanese 1, Belgian 1, and Portuguese 1.
Females outnumber males by 67 to 33.
In the same time period (just under 3 years) there have been 3 WWOOFers who have failed to turn up.
Of those 100 WWOOFers, 98 have been good (some of them have been excellent), and there have been only 2 that we wish we’d never taken on.’

Have a look here for their blog – http://bosaverncommunityfarm.blogspot.co.uk/

or Here is the website – https://sites.google.com/a/bcents.org/bcf/

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