In this day and age of high speed jet travel, cars, vans, boats and the like, we are all burning fossil fuels in our desire to explore this planet we call Earth or Gaia.
When we arrive at a destination, we then use electricity, water and various fuels to cook, store and keep warm. We literally gobble up resources as we go on our adventures.
What if there was another way?
What if you could travel and consume all your necessary carbon, but then, have the opportunity to return the favour to Gaia. Plant some trees, plant some vegetables or harvest some crops that you yourself will perhaps get to eat.
That’s the idea behind WWOOF Australia and similar WWOOFing organisations around the world. You get to travel and see the world, while at the same time contribute to Organic Farming practices that improve the quality of our soil, waterways and air.
By putting in 4-6 hours per day on an Organic Farm in Australia, you contribute to the re-greening of Australia and the removal of toxic pesticides and chemicals from our environment. In return, your accommodation and meals don’t add to the additional carbon, as you’ll usually be eating with your Host Farmers.
The amount of energy a human being will exert when working on the land for 4-6 hours per day, is well and truly balanced out by the plants you culture and care for. Planting a tree or planting vegetables is a great way to contribute to saving our planet from destruction.
Supporting Organic Farmers is another worth while cause. Organic food in most western countries is still more expensive than conventionally farmed produce. The more volunteers and helpers we have contributing valuable man-hours to the process, the less reliant we’ll be on conventional means of farming and thus the cost of producing Organic produce should fall.
So, instead of travelling to Australia and just consuming whilst you enjoy our landscapes, why not do something to contribute to your Mother Earth!
Checkout how to signup to WWOOF Australia here.