Updates from the Office – Imbolc 2023

Feb 1, 2023

While it may not feel like it, Imbolc (otherwise known as Saint Brigid’s Day) marks the first day of spring. Halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, the lengthening of the days moves from a crawl to a steady trot. Soon enough, spring buds will be emerging all around us – so long as the cold snaps are kept to a minimum, that is.

At the end of last year, we launched the new WWOOF site as part of a global initiative set forth by the Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO). The worldwide Common WWOOF Platform (CWP) now gives users the ability to create one unique personal profile which reaches across countries. Whilst you still have to buy separate memberships for each nation (something we are continually discussing), it’s now easier than ever to go WWOOFing around the world, meet new like-minded friends and share knowledge with farmers and growers. While there are still several areas of functionality that we are working on integrating, the overall move has been massively successful – thank you for your patience as we continue with the migration.

WWOOF CWP2 Update

If you’re still getting to grips with the new website, please watch the video below from our colleagues at WWOOF USA on how to navigate the new WWOOF platform. And, of course, the beauty is that the website is functionally identical across all FoWO member sites.

New WWOOF Website Guide for Hosts

Some of you have noticed previous blog posts from past members’ newsletters now contain dead links. We are in the process of moving these pages to the new site and will include the updated links for your reference.

As always, we are eager to see and hear about your experiences as members of WWOOF UK. Whether a volunteer or host, we welcome submissions for future features in newsletters and social media. If you’re interested in sharing stories/photos/videos/anything of relevance to your time with WWOOF UK, please get in touch.

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