DEAR NEW FARM:
I have a question for one of your writers, Susanna Meyer.
She went to Costa Rica as a WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic
member. I would like to do that as well.
I wanted to know how long it would take for me to become
a WWOOF member. Since Costa Rica does not have their own WWOOF
website, would I have to get the membership from the independent
We tracked down Susanna for you. She writes:
“That's exciting that you're
planning on traveling to Costa Rica! As far as I can remember,
becoming a WWOOF member took less than a month, possibly a
lot less (I can’t remember for sure). All that needs
to happen is that you send in your money and they send you
an I.D. card and information. They’re really quite speedy
with the process, it’s just that the mail between here
and England isn’t the fastest.
Yes, the membership that you need
is from WWOOF’s independent host website. Visit www.wwoof.org/wpother.html
for a list of participating independent hosts.
Once you are a member, you will
receive contact information for each host.
Good luck and have fun!”
us with comments, suggestions and questions.