The association and it’s impact

WWOOF is full of inspiration to try out sustainable practices and to discover the potential for your own agricultural projects!


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WWOOF is about a specific ‘encounter’, about a relationship of people in the roles of WWOOF host and WWOOFer and that in a specific context.

Because the relationship takes place in a specific environment: A place where farming is done and food is produced – with the aspiration to do so in an environmentally sustainable way – and to pass on this approach.

In Germany, WWOOF was formed in the late 1980s, since 1992 as a registered non-profit association “Freiwillige Helfer/-innen auf ökologischen Höfen e.V.”




Then as now, people with WWOOF learn how healthy food is produced by being active themselves and becoming part, for some time, of close-to-nature-sustainable living concepts already practised in everyday rural life.

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