Chris Main has ancestral links going back as far as 1890 with Glenelg, a coastal village in the West of Scotland, and with his current residence dating back to 1960 when it was built as a holiday home. He first heard of WWOOF twenty years ago, via a local couple who had been WWOOFers, but finally joined as a host himself in 2008. He has only ever known WWOOF in the internet age!
His first WWOOFers were two women from Italy – since then he has welcomed thirty to forty young people from around the world and, like many of his predecessors, describes WWOOF as a ‘great adventure’.
Whilst he assures us lots of work has been done with the addition of ponds (and a canal?!) to his organic garden this year, most of his listing’s photos seem to be of him and his WWOOFers enjoying one another’s company. He hopes WWOOF will go from strength to strength.
Episode 7 – Claudio Pozzi
The guest of this episode is Claudio Pozzi from WWOOF Italia. Despite being the founder of WWOOF Italia, Claudio played a key role in the early development of the Federation of WWOOF Organisation. His long term involvement and his vision of the WWOOF movement are very...