news from the office

Aug 27, 2016

WWOOF UK ‘reps’ have been in full swing this summer, with stalls promoting our services at fifteen different events – with more to come. We now have a schedule that includes some ‘old favourites’ that we return to year after year such as the Big Green Gathering, the Harlequin Fayre and the Green Scythe Festival – but this year we have ventured to some new spots too, including Hellens Garden Festival and a Gap Fair in Cheltenham.

The season is far from over yet though! As we are in search of more WWOOFers in particular this year plans are afoot to attend a range of Freshers’ Fairs and events at the start of the autumn term in colleges and universities.

An interesting spin off from contacting various colleges and universities has been that several have offered to promote WWOOF on their student intranet. Do let us know if you receive WWOOFers who found out about us via this route.

Thank you to everyone who has helped out – and if any of you have ideas for events you would like to see WWOOF at, or represent WWOOF at, in 2017 – please contact amanda@wwoof.org.uk.

Social Media promotion is important to us at WWOOF UK; we regard these internet-based platforms as being a means to communicate with people in all walks of life who otherwise may have not heard about WWOOF. We hope you would agree that WWOOFing and hosting provide opportunities to learn and live in ways that mainstream culture often overlooks.


We understand that the lifestyles of WWOOFers and WWOOF hosts are busy but hopefully the opportunity to send us a photo, video or blog/story will present itself – fresh, authentic imagery ‘from the field’ has a big impact. Please help us to inspire more people to make a commitment to an organic future. All contributions are gratefully received by Mike Hammer, please use: socialmedia@wwoof.org.uk

Our forum is proving increasingly popular and we have recently revamped it so that, we hope, it is easier to navigate and use. It’s for members only so you’ll need to log in to your account to use it but please check it out and let us know how it works for you. Thanks!

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