Launch of the LLOOF Project – Top Speakers and a Great Venue!
The launch of LLOOF, the free online learning project resulting from a partnership between 10 European WWOOF groups (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), with funding from Erasmus+, takes place from 11am on Monday 23 May 2016 at Organico Café, 2 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.
This will be an exciting day of talks and events for press with a free buffet lunch included! The project is supported by British film producer and promotor of online education Lord David Puttnam, and speakers and contributors will include:
- John and Sally McKenna, Bridgestone Food Guide writers and environmentalists
- Sue Coppard, Founder of WWOOF in 1971
- Laurence Horan and Yasmine Phillips (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/08/gave-it-all-up-live-land-simple-good-life)
- WWOOF Host Nick Addey and WWOOF volunteers from abroad, including Helena Wolf from Germany.
Project promotional website: http://edvorg.weebly.com/
You Tube Channel: http://lloof.eu
More information about LLOOF and its connection with WWOOF:
Living and Learning on Organic Farms (LLOOF) focuses on educating adults about volunteering and organic food production on farm enterprises and is a partnership project with national WWOOF* organisations from ten European countries. It has developed and is promoting a Learning Guide as an online open educational resource (OER) for adult learners about organic food production, entrepreneurship, volunteering and cultural exchange on farm enterprises. The adults, especially 18-34 year olds, can then relate this online learning to practical residential work experience and informal learning on a range of small enterprises in different European countries.
WWOOF – A key aim of the LLOOF project is to encourage and support new young entrants to farming. WWOOF – Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms – is one of the largest and oldest exchange schemes for young farmers in Europe and has been continually expanding over the last 40 years. The LLOOF online learning guide will be free to anyone who wants to learn more about growing food organically and living more sustainably – an interactive extension to the hands-on practical experience of volunteering, supported by experienced host farmers. For examples of videos and more project information please go to http://edvorg.weebly.com.