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Culture WWOOF Tous

A Home away from Home: Foreign Hosts in France on Welcoming WWOOFers from Their Home Country

Having uprooted from the mother country and settling in a new land, foreign hosts retell their stories of how they came to be in France, started organic farming, and welcomed WWOOFers from back home as well internationally.

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Portraits Tous

Learn about Beekeeping with Michel and Catherine at Rucher Creusois

Michel and Catherine are organic beekeepers who are a part of the WWOOF France network. For a year, they have been welcoming WWOOFers and they explain why.

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Culture WWOOF Tous

WWOOFing in Wintertime? No Worries! There Is Lots to Do

In winter, the pace gets slower as the temperature grows colder. But the work on organic farms continues all year around. From cutting wood to baking bread, WWOOFers and hosts talk about their experiences WWOOFing in wintertime, when there is never a lack for something to do or a warm meal to share.

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Savoir-faire Tous

Making Old Fashioned Bread from Ancient Grains and Natural Yeast

Today’s industrial and conventional bread has come a long way from its ancestral origins. This recipe for pain à l’ancienne, or old fashioned bread, uses ancient unmodified grains and a natural traditional yeast method that yields a home-made loaf not only more wholesome in nutrients but also in flavor.

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Julie et Guillaume, éleveurs à La Courneuve « le WWOOFing : apprendre par l’expérience »

Bergers urbains, Julie et Guillaume élèvent un troupeau de brebis au coeur de La Courneuve, en Seine-Saint-Denis. Co-fondateurs de la ferme associative Clinamen, ils militent ainsi pour une agriculture dans la ville avec leurs brebis comme trait d’union entre le vivant et le béton.

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Savoir-faire Tous

Learning the French Language through WWOOFing : Oh La La !

International WWOOFes share their experiences of coming to WWOOF on French farms in hopes of practicing and improving their French language skills. Inversely, hosts recount anecdotes of teaching their mother tongue to their international WWOOFers and the deeply human échanges that ensue.

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Savoir-faire Tous

Recipe for a Dish Eco-soap: a Sudsy Paste for Zero-waste

With minimal and natural ingredients, castile soaps offer an alternative to the conventional suds of commercial cleaning products. An everyday, household item that’s used all year around, this zero-waste recipe comes just in time for all the washing-up of the holiday season!

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Christiane, a German Biologist and WWOOFer « Doing Things Simply and with Meaning »

Executive in environmental protection in Germany, Christiane decided to discover France through its organic farms. During several months, she shared in the daily life of organic farms in the WWOOF France network to do “simple things with my hands that have meaning.”

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Culture WWOOF Tous

Unspoken Rules: the Do’s and Dont’s of WWOOFing

WWOOFers and WWOOF hosts share their advice on the ‘best practices’ of WWOOFing as well as some general guidelines that may not be so obvious to those unfamiliar with the culture. These rules are not written in stone, nor necessarily are spoken outright, but are born of the experiences working on organic farms.

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Savoir-faire Tous

Pancotto Pugliese: the Farmer’s Stew of South Italy

Literally translated as « cooked bread, » this dish has been nourishing farmers and families for generations. We share with our WWOOF community a traditional Italian recipe that can come from any garden, anywhere.