Green Your Future: Organic Farming Opportunities
What's in your future? Whether you decide to spend the summer traveling, learning green job skills, or cultivating sustainable habits, the choices you make today could change the course of your life. This week, we've got tips to help you pave a path to a greener future.
Tip # 2: Go WWOOFing
Want to cultivate more than memories when you travel? The World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms program (WWOOF) has outposts in more than 50 regions, from the Caribbean islands to Malaysia. Whether you decide to participate for two weeks or two months, "WWOOFing" is a great way to learn about organic farming and meet interesting people. Other than a small fee to join the organization, no money is exchanged in the WWOOFing world: Volunteers work on farms in exchange for meals and lodging provided by host families. Check out WWOOF International for opportunities abroad or WWOOFing-USA for U.S. farm stays. To learn more about what to expect and how to prepare, read advice from a former WWOOFer.
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