wanted: inedible garden users

Feb 26, 2016

By the end of this month Spring will have well and truly arrived and, as hosts begin another growing year in earnest, so the WWOOF UK teams’ thoughts turn to actively promoting WWOOF wherever and however we can. We already have some fixtures in our calendar including a Gap Fair in Cheltenham, a Garden Festival in Ledbury and a smallholders group in Sussex.

Last year we attended 24 different events – this year we’d like to make it 30 or more. This is impossible without a band of willing representatives and our much-travelled and ever faithful promotions kit.the original three-dimensional knitted gardenThis year, for the first time, our box of tricks will include a three-dimensional knitted garden, complete with knitted veg, compost bin, beehive and knitted WWOOF hosts! Jane Coull, Anne Wood and Clare Sheridan of Transition Stroud Textiles Group have been clicking needles all winter; we are eagerly awaiting delivery of the final piece and are certain it will make it easier for our display to attract visitors when it is out and about.

Now we need some confident, outgoing people who like talking to others about all things WWOOF and have a few of their own WWOOF stories to tell to accompany it. Could this be you?

All WWOOF reps get online training to make sure they have the right information at their fingertips. Once you have been briefed we’ll get in touch if and when there’s a suitable event in your area – or you might let us know of something appropriate. Either way, we do all the booking and administration and you turn up on the day to spread the WWOOF love; sometimes with another rep, sometimes on your own.

It’s a great way to see shows and festivals from the inside… and to draw other people to WWOOF.

If you’d like to volunteer and help out please contact amanda@wwoof.org.uk SOON!

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