WWOOF New Zealand 50th Anniversary! - May 31, 2024

It’s WWOOF New Zealand’s 50 year anniversary! Starting with a handful of hosts on a photo copied sheet of paper and growing into the online directory of hosts and WWOOF visitors we have today. WWOOF UK began back in 1971 with Sue Coppard, a woman living and working in the city, wanting to get back to the land, so she organised weekends staying and helping on a farm just out of London. The idea was quickly taken up by Dick Roberts and in 1974 he opened up his farm in Nelson for people to stay and learn about organic growing.  By the mid 1980’s the little booklet had grown to… Read More