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.
For our AGM and members' gathering this year we have chosen to hold the event in Bristol in the west of England. We’d love you to join us there on Saturday 28th October at Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster, Bristol from 11am – 4.30pm. We alternate the location...