Host Ann Eggleton of Little Mill Farm in Gwent recently organised a weekend of WWOOFing for four volunteers. Here are some extracts from their feedback.
Ann (the Host): I was approached by WWOOF to consider a weekend when WWOOFers from within fifty miles of the farm would be invited to congregate here for a short time of hard work and lots of fun. It sounds a great idea, and it was! The run-up was hard work but the result was satisfying and highly productive. The sheer buzz from lots of WWOOFers getting to know each other, and exchanging information and ideals, was thrilling. I’d recommend it to any host.
Jo: I signed up to the WWOOFing website last year after deciding to get out and explore the UK more and learn something useful at thesame time … I never ended up contacting any hosts or doing anything more. Fast forward a year and I got an email about Little Mill Farm looking for some local WWOOFers. An hour away from me, it seemed like the ideal weekend. …I felt like I earned my keep … learning … spending time putting the world to rights with three lovely WWOOFers who have inspired me
Susan: I really enjoyed my stay at Little Mill Farm. … Rather than being a lone WWOOFer it was good to meet and work alongside other volunteers from the area, and to get to know local WWOOF hosts. Even the weather was kind to us!
Mark: For me it was nice to know that I was going to join up with three other WWOOFers (since often I seem to go to places where I’m the only WWOOFer there).
Paul: I will definitely be doing more Local WOOFING, the contribution that you can make, with so little effect on the environment is obviously tremendous.