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 Farms: www.wwoof.org)
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 host website?
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!”
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