WWOOF has developed very organically over the last 45 years!
WWOOF started in London in 1971 when a London secretary – Sue Coppard – looking for a way that made one feel part of country life, hit on the idea of offering a local organic farmer some help in return for food and somewhere to sleep. Her first visit was a great success – and the idea spread. Soon people were organizing similar exchanges across the UK and further afield. In 2013 the Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO) came into being.
FoWO is a strong worldwide network of 42 national groups that work together in the spirit of an international federation with democratic principles. Member organisations regularly communicate, sharing precious knowledge and information for the development of a steadily growing movement.
Enjoy this short video about WWOOF’s core values. Video is WWOOF Sweden contribution for WWOOF’s 45 anniversary.