Category — Taiwan
Network gives urban volunteers a taste of organic-farm living
A group that goes by the acronym WWOOF connects urban volunteers interested in natural food production with organic farms in need of help. Business is booming.
Author: Dany Mitzman
Ezster Matolcsi and her huband Fabrizio Romagnoli, a couple with two small children, run an organic farm called the Azienda Agricola Angirelle. It lies in the hills outside Bologna, Italy.
The two have been hosting volunteers from the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farm, or WWOOF, for the past four years.
The WWOOF network was set up in England in 1971 by a London secretary named Sue Coppard; she wanted to create a way for city people to experience the countryside and support the organic farming movement at the same time. Volunteers – called wwoofers – offer their services in exchange for free board and lodging.
January 26, 2010 Comments Off on Most WWOOFers come from urban, non-agricultural background
Throughout the year, City Farmer welcomes visitors to our Demonstration Garden. This group from Taiwan looks up at our web cam during a tour with Maria, our garden ‘Bug Lady’. Even in January there are many things to see including kale and swiss chard, still green and ready to eat. The visitors are part of a large organization representing over 100 organic farms in Taiwan. Last week, city planning students from Korea came by.
January 30, 2008 Comments Off on Taiwanese Visitors at City Farmer’s Garden
Fulong is a town in Northern Taiwan.
January 1, 2008 Comments Off on Taiwan Urban Agriculture
City gardens in Fulong, Northern Taiwan.
January 1, 2008 1 Comment