Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Travel/day trips/free time  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10.06.2012, 15:27
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
WWOOFing in CH

I did WWOOFing in Australia back in the 80s and loved ( as I had the time ).

Listen to an MP3 file on this here.


So WTF is WWOOF ?

All explained here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wwoofing

Discovered the Swiss chapter here.

http://zapfig.com/wwoof/index_en.htm

Quote:
The farmlist of WWOOF-Switzerland currently contains about 45 farms all over Switzerland and about 10 farms in other countries.

What can you expect from «wwoofing»

You will get first hand experience of organic farming and growing by giving a hand wherever it is needed.

In the country you are staying , you will get ito know the people, the way of live, and the culture.

You will meet other people from the organic movement and make friends.

And you will help the organic movement, which is often labour-intensive and does not rely on artificial fertilizers or persistent poisons.

WWOOF is not...

... a way to earn money during your holidays, though some farms do pay some pocket money, depending on your capabilities and dedication. We think that 4 - 6 hours help per day on average should do if no money will be paid, and that no pocket money should be given during the first week. Don't forget to come to an agreement regarding pocket money before arriving at the farm, if payment is important for you. Do not rely on any expected earnings. Make sure you have a valid return ticket and enough money to stay elsewhere as a normal tourist in case you have to leave your volunteer job for whatever reasons.

You are free to stay for a few days, weeks or even longer, depending on the needs on the farm. Of course you can also move from one farm to another. Some WWOOFers have stayed two or three months at one place; others stay a few weeks, then move on to another farm on the list.
An alternate is WorkAway:

http://www.workaway.info/hostlist.ht...arch=&x=21&y=9

http://www.workaway.info/
Attached Thumbnails
wwoofing-ch-woofch.jpg   wwoofing-ch-wawaych.jpg  

Last edited by jrspet; 10.06.2012 at 15:46.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10.06.2012, 16:16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wadenswil Zurich
Posts: 162
Groaned at 5 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 228 Times in 88 Posts
golly is considered knowledgeablegolly is considered knowledgeablegolly is considered knowledgeable
Re: WWOOFing in CH

Wwoofing.
That would be a dogsbody on an organic farm.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
US citizen working in the CH- Taxes in CH and US and pension contributions in CH Andra2010 Leaving Switzerland 23 07.04.2011 02:06
Can I get insurance for my Car before registering in CH? in Ch clonskeagh Insurance 3 03.02.2011 17:30
Working in UK, living in CH, kids at school in CH-- advice needed davebergie Permits/visas/government 12 31.01.2010 00:44
soletrader pilot working outside CH but living in CH? russho Business & entrepreneur 3 15.01.2010 20:38


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0