WWOOFing Movement a Boon for Organic Farms
Young people are sacrificing paid jobs and internships to leave urban settings and volunteer with one of 1,500 organic farms that are part of Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF). The go-organic and farm-to-table movement has sparked a large interest among college students and 20-somethings, who found it a cheap way to travel while receiving room and board. The WWOOFing movement began in England in the 1970 as a way for city folk to enjoy the countryside and offer weekend help to farmers. Eventually, its popularity grew and the organization moved into different countries. Read more (Mail Tribune).