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This year we celebrate WWOOF's 50th anniversary

 

The movement started in 1971 in the UK by Sue Coppard, a London secretary with no rural friends or family but pining for the countryside. It has now grown into a worldwide network of over 15,000 hosts in more than 130 countries and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

This year we celebrate WWOOF's 50th anniversary

 

The movement started in 1971 in the UK by Sue Coppard, a London secretary with no rural friends or family but pining for the countryside. It has now grown into a worldwide network of over 15,000 hosts in more than 130 countries and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

WWOOF – HALF A CENTURY OLD!

Sue Coppard

By Sue Coppard, founder of WWOOF

“It feels amazing, WWOOF at the venerable old age of Fifty! Half a century in October! How it’s grown since its beginnings as a trial weekend for three people, back in October 1971.

On a Friday evening three of us took the train down from London with our work clothes and sleeping bags and spent a blissful weekend in wonderful countryside, working hard at clearing brambles and unblocking ditches, listening to birds, watching the sunset, and chatting with the students at meal times. The high point was a fabulous strawberries-and-cream tea in the barn with pigeons cooing aloft. Magic!

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Calendar 2021