Homeward Bounty Farm, Grenada, CA

I wasn’t really sure what to expect as a WWOOFer. I figured I’d get to indulge my passion for learning, cut some travel expenses, and meet intriguing people. It was fair to assume I’d spend my time covered in dirt, probably sleeping in a tent, and doing a fair share of the more repetitive work that an…

Red Bluff, CA

Today I woke up in a gorgeous campsite by the Sacramento River. I made some tea, packed up camp, wrestled my tangled hair into a braid, and drove into town to Tremont Cafe and Creamery, a friendly little place that sells a huge breakfast plate for $5 and hasn’t seemed to mind that I’ve been camped…

WHY WWOOF?

  In the communal kitchen at Buttercup Farms Garden in Clayton, Calif., two walls are covered with photos of past guests. Jorie Hanson, the farm’s manager, doesn’t know exactly how many people have passed through since the farm’s opening in 1986, but said that a hundred of those people have been WWOOFers that have come…