Wwoof (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)

IMAGENAMEHEREWe had a Wwoof open day at the HoBB for local hosts and potential members organised by Sue Davies, our local area Wwoof representative.

How it works:
Wwoof Hosts hope for happy volunteers to help them continue their many and varied projects.
Volunteers (Wwoofers) travel around the world from host to host, picking up new skills and gaining an experience and understanding of other cultures.

There is no other international organisation quite like Wwoof for its ability to culture useful links between people interested in organic farming.

Even if you are not interested in being a ‘wwoofer’ host or volunteer right now, take a look at their international web site and get up to speed on the ways being developed to keep soils alive, keep food healthy and as a result, create an ever more balanced organic future for everyone.

We have worked alongside the UK volunteer network for over 15 years. With the wonderful support of volunteers, our charity continues its research and education programme. Present projects include the development of research organic hydroponic and aquaponic methods and the design of a geo-positioning app. that will link the World’s Waters to form a valuable educational and entertaining experience.

Whilst at present we work in the UK with UK based or UK visiting volunteers, we hope, through the Wwoof organisation and others like helpx, to spread the environmental message of World of Water to every shore.

If you would like to join Wwoof and get their international list of hosts, please visit their web site.

If you are in the UK and interested in volunteering some time to help WoW [World of Water, Registered UK Charity 327188 ] please contact us or visit our field centre by arrangement.

World of WaterCaring for the Solution

The Artists of Stonehenge and Easter Islands or garden planners?

yew treesIf the caretakers of the HoBB Gardens are careful with this Yew for the next 4000 years, you will probably need to walk through its trunk to use the top terrace!

I visited the wonderful Yew trees at Hope Bagot Church recently and stood inside one of them, wondering what the gardener would say that had planted them so many thousands of years before.

With this thought came the view that my own actions could, or rather will have an effect on things way beyond my lifetime. An oak tree planted now could ‘see’ the reality of space travel that only our present science writers imagine. If I constructed a vast circle of stones around a box of ball-point pens goodness knows what the science-past writers would say of it in 5628 A.D.

If you get the chance to do something great, do it. If you don’t, then make the chance. The greater it is the more you will confuse future historians, especially if you throw away the instructions on how you put it together and why you did it!

From Stonehenge to the Easter Islands, it was, in my opinion, “Artists at Work” doing some fun stuff that they thought would be great. It was also the designer at work, making sure of the more practical issues. And according to some, it was the accountant at work, telling the artist and designer how much stonework and labour they were allowed to afford.

When planning your ‘great’ something, you will need a team – if it’s GREAT, count me in!