Essays about: "WWOOF"

Found 5 essays containing the word WWOOF.

  1. 1. Life and strife of modern organic farmers : cases from Sweden, Cambodia, and Bali

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Filippo Valsecchi; [2019]
    Keywords : agriculture; WWOOF; ethnography; multicase study; typology; new social movement; risk; habitus;

    Abstract : Organic farming forms an integral part of the current environmental discourse of “saving the planet” through more ecological forms of cultivation and lifestyle. Yet, beneath this common denominator, the global organic movement encompasses an impressive spectrum of experiences varying along such factors as geographical loca-tion, farm size, work organization, personal attributes, institutional framework, busi-ness style, normative ideals, and farming techniques. READ MORE

  2. 2. Impacts through ‘WWOOFing’ on the volunteer’s personal development : Increasing awareness of sustainable societal values 

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för organisation och entreprenörskap (OE)

    Author : Alina Husung; [2014]
    Keywords : WWOOF; volunteer tourism; socio-cultural exchange; environmental sustainability; personal development; community awareness; sustainable societal values; organic lifestyle;

    Abstract : This study focuses on volunteers within the non-profit organization ‘WWOOF’ World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farming, which provides individuals the opportunity to experience a sustainable organic farming through volunteering.  As sustainability needs to be more valued within society and as individuals are seen to develop similar values from their social surrounding, the study examines how being a volunteer on a WWOOF farm influences the volunteer’s personal development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Identity Development through Volunteer Tourism : A qualitative study of WWOOF volunteers’ identity formation

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för studier av samhällsutveckling och kulturFilosofiska fakulteten

    Author : Linnea Börjars; [2012]
    Keywords : volunteer; tourism; identity formation; WWOOF; volontär; turism; identitetsarbete; WWOOF;

    Abstract : Tourism is a fast growing phenomenon. As every person has a different motivation to travel new and alternative forms of tourism are continuously developing. Depending on form of tourism and the tourist’s motivation to take on a certain trip, the experience has a smaller or bigger impression on the individual. READ MORE

  4. 4. Once experienced, never ignored active learning as a tool for behavior change : a case study of world wide opportunities on organic farms

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Margaret Melin; [2012]
    Keywords : experiential learning; pro-environmental behavior change; active learning; 5E Learning cycle model; world wide opportunities of organic farms; WWOOF; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The health of the environment is not a pressing issue for many, or if it is, this concern is not always reflected in their behavior. How can greater pro-environmental behavior be encouraged in individuals? This study seeks to understand if an active learning experience can be used as a tool to enhance pro-environmental behavior. READ MORE

  5. 5. Expectations Under the Tuscan Sun: Voluntary Work on an Organic Agritourism Farm

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Tea Durmic; [2012]
    Keywords : volunteer; volunteering; WWOOF; labor; value; organic; farm; agriculture; agritourism; self-sufficiency; sustainability; power; scales; food; cuisine; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis presents the volunteering on organic farms and the international organization WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) that connects volunteers with organic farmers. In the summer of 2011, I volunteered at an organic agritourism farm in Tuscany, Italy. READ MORE