Tag Archive: WWOOF

WWOOFing Part 8: Biodiversity Cataloging in the Great Outdoors

As I’ve wrote about a few weeks ago in my post about Fiery Gizzard my WWOOF hosts Jonathan is an ecologist and independent biodiversity specialist. As such he is involved in an ongoing… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 7: A Visit to Louisiana and New Day Farm

A few weeks back I travelled to Louisiana for a few days with Jonathan, Laura, and Baby Cypress. We briefly visited their old farm, Real Nature, the afternoon we arrived and I got… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 6: Pasture Management

Yet another part of my WWOOFing experience has been learning about the reconstruction of the prairie ecosystem through the reintroduction of native warm season grasses and management of a (future) bison herd. My… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 5: Worm Bin Construction and an Introduction to Vermicompost

As part of a contract job, my WWOOF host Jonathan was requested to design and construct a worm bin composting system and to document the process for a blog post. Worms are excellent… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 4: Searching for Signs of Spring on Fiery Gizzard Trail

The first day after my return I got to go on a hike with my WWOOF host Jonathan in search of signs of spring out at Fiery Gizzard in South Cumberland State Park.… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 3: Homesteading House Projects

Because the season isn’t quite right yet for planting at the community garden, I’ve been working at my hosts’ new homestead, which they hope to move into within a few weeks. Their property… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 2: Grundy County Community Garden

Grundy County Community Garden was created last year in order to supply high-quality organic produce to the Grundy County Food Bank, which feeds 550 families per month. Grundy County currently ranks last in… Continue reading

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Meadow Trail, South Cumberland State Park

A few weeks ago southeast Tennessee was hit with a heavy, wet snow overnight — the kind that clings to every branch — surprising my WWOOF hosts and I with a white world… Continue reading

WWOOFing in Tennessee: An Introduction

The day after my visit to Natchez Trace State Park I arrived to meet my WWOOF hosts in the small town in Grundy County, Tennessee where they lived. WWOOF, which is an acronym… Continue reading