Our WWOOFing (organic farm volunteering) adventures got picked up by this past Sunday's edition of The Straits Times, the English news daily of my native Singapore.
Fwah, in the HOT section no less. I'm sure they meant the oven. But I'll take what I can get!
Read the full story here. Thanks for scanning and pdf-ing and pinging it over here to Rio, Mum!
I'm hoping the article by Rachael Boon about WWOOFing will pique the curiosity of more city-born-and-bred types like me, to venture out of the concrete jungle we know and love so well and explore and engage the places where our food comes from.
Babs and I have now WWOOFed in Spain, Kenya and Japan while on the road, and personally I look forward to more WWOOFing as part of our lifestyle even after we're (soon) done with this big fat 15-month honeymoon.
More recently, I've also been grappling with the twin proposition of growing good food WHILE living in the city. Many of my thoughts still not even half-baked on this one, but Will Allen's Growing Power Inc, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Landshare movement and Novella Carpenter's Farm City were for me inspirational starting points.
If you're curious about or have questions about WWOOFing, I'd love to help / egg on you on if I can. Get in touch!