Susan Moores, an erstwhile WWOOF UK director, facilitated the WWOOF UK Council meeting held on 14th and 15th June, and we asked her to tell you what it was like for her.
Location: Canon Frome Court, Herefordshire
Travel to be there: For me six hours – two short car journeys either end and four trains: Plymouth-Taunton; Taunton-Newport , Wales; Newport – Hereford on the Manchester train and then finally the fast train to London for one last stop to Ledbury
Met at the Station by: three director, Tony, Trudi and Richard
Met at Canon Frome Court by: the other three directors, Nim, Alex and Katie
Rating: 100 zillion +
Comments: What a garden…what a spectacular Victorian walled garden. From the lavender border to the children’s play house; the broad beans to the fig trees; the grandeur of the dark purple iris to the rows of perfect salad leaves; the deep dark earth and the cherry espalier, to the structure of both greenhouses and globe artichokes.
‘The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.’
Vita Sackville-West, 1892 – 1962
Food: incredible edibles….from raw milk and homemade, pan-fried halloumi to fresh baked bread rolls and Armenian soup, and rhubarb to die for (fool or crumble as you prefer….)
Proceedings: Meetings started and finished on time. Despite a dip in energy on the Saturday afternoon Sunday started for some with a ‘bench talk’ in the grounds of this wonderful community and that set the tone for a very productive morning of discussions and decisions.
Back to Canon Frome Court: a welcoming WWOOF host
Forward with WWOOF: a truly organic movement!