We’re bringing WWOOF folk together, by helping hosts to hold WWOOF Meet-ups around the UK this autumn and winter – starting in England this month and venturing into Scotland and Wales in the New Year.
WWOOF UK members and anyone interested in finding out more about how WWOOF works will get the chance to meet with each other for a refresher, and to provide some inspiration for the next generation of WWOOF members. Each event will have its own unique flavour, but will include opportunities to share and listen to WWOOF stories, pick up tips, develop new skills, eat and drink together, and meet some of the WWOOF UK staff and trustees.
On Sunday 28th October, long term WWOOF hosts The Abbey will be hosting the first Meet-up. A retreat centre in Oxfordshire, The Abbey is run by a community, and their friendly residents will be welcoming people to meet in a celebration of the season of harvest, and to get an autumnal energy boost. Tours of the beautiful site, a shared lunch will be on offer, plus a choice of interesting conversations and practical skills-swaps to include jam making, bread making and tool sharpening.
The October Meet-up is almost fully booked (go here if you want to grab one of the remaining places) and the next one has been arranged and will be hosted by Burmieston Farm near Perth on 26th January 2019. Activities will include meeting and handling the Jacob sheep, and tree planting in Burmieston’s new orchard.
Bookings for this and future events will open a couple of months before each Meet-up – all members will be invited, so keep an eye on your emails. Non members can find out more via WWOOF’s website and Facebook page.