The WWOOF program started in the United Kingdom in 1971, by Sue Coppard, a London secretary, under the name ‘Working Weekends on Organic Farms’. The intention was to provide people living in London with an opportunity to participate in the organic farming movement occurring in the countryside. Since the establishment of WWOOF in the U.K., the program has expanded to ‘Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms,’ and is now in more than 100 countries around the world, with a wide range of farm stay opportunities. WWOOF programs operate independently in each country, so please contact individual WWOOF organizations directly for the most accurate information on WWOOFing in that country.
WWOOF-USA is a proud member of the Federation of WWOOF Organizations, a democratic group with more than 40 national WWOOF members. The Federation formed in 2013 to unite, protect, and promote the WWOOF movement worldwide. For more information on the Federation, or on WWOOFing in other countries, please visit WWOOF.NET.