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…

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…

WWOOF! // DEPARTING JANUARY 2016

I’ve spent the last few weeks chasing a story about WWOOF in the Bay Area. A hundred miles made their way onto the odometer. Five truly captivating people have made time to talk to me. Dozens of pictures have been taken. I expected an emphasis on learning the how-to’s of agricultural life, but what I found was…