You might be asking yourself ‘why does WWOOF organise a Members Gathering every year?’ We’ve asked ourselves that question – WWOOFers and WWOOF hosts are a pretty self-organising bunch; what with regional meetings happening throughout the year across the UK, informal get-togethers of like-minded WWOOFy folk, festivals and events attended by WWOOF staff and volunteers, and the occasional workshop or training day, why add another date to the diary?
Really though, that list provides the answer – WWOOF people like being together. And bringing people together is, after all, something WWOOF does well!
Those who attend the Members Gatherings are asked what they enjoy most about the event each year, and the most popular answer is always ‘talking to and meeting other people’. So, on September 23rd 2017, we offer you a day in the year to take a break to talk to and meet other members and friends. As the event is being held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire, you’ll have the chance to tour around this very interesting project. There will be talks and workshops throughout the day; learn how to grow and use herbs to boost your immunity, or hear about an innovative co-operative veg box scheme, edible town and land share project in West Wales, and discuss the world of WWOOFing and hosting with the directors and staff who work behind the scenes.*
There will be a £10 charge for the day to include all refreshments; numbers are limited, so please book soon. You’ll need to be a member and to log in to your account to book. Book here.
* Other activities available include: eating cake, drinking tea, browsing the swaps table, and buying your hot-off-the-press copy of the 2018 WWOOF Calendar.