World Wide Opportunities Organic Farms and Local Volunteers
Springstone Farm has been supporting WWOOF, College interns and local volunteers since 2014. We registered as a WWOOF host farm in 2016. Here are a few words about our guests so far:
Morgan, a senior in high school, recently rescued a chicken, and called Springstone to see if we could take her, which of course we did. Morgan's been volunteering at Springstone weekly ever since. She is a great help with the animals and barn chores. Morgan made the farm, animal rescue and organic practices the subject of her civil leadership class. Morgan wants to be a Veterinarian and is well on her way to be a leader of her generation!
Ethan, a local 20 something volunteer, takes great care of the chickens and other animals. Ethan also did some gardening last year and hopes to own and operate a farm some day.
Bella stayed with us July & August 2016. She took on all the farm chores and helped extract the 2016 honey. She designed & painted the new Springstone chicken sign. This summer, she's working in Yellowstone national park.
Regina has been visiting us weekly for over a year. She does morning chores on Tuesdays and sometimes brings her daughter Victoria, who loves being at the farm.
Meg started working with us as part of a college internship in 2016; she loves the animals and has been a great help with the barn chores. Meg stayed on long passed her intership and still comes to visit weekly.
Becky visited from California in 2017. She's passionate about homesteading & food independence. Becky is hardworking, an amazing artist and found inspiration for her work in and around the farm. Becky created the Springstone brand artwork!
Sucre also visited in July 2017. He was born and raised in China and received his college degree in Toronto. Sucre is a very hardworking dedicated responsible young man. He was great with the animals and the garden. Sucre went out to sea on Princess Cruises the end of August. We wish him the best and hope to stay in touch.
Spencer was our youngest WWOOFer, just out of high school and visited us in 2017. Spencer is taking a gap year to WWOOF in the USA and possibly Spain. He was an excellent worker and took very good care of the animals.
Giorgia found us through the website. Giorgia volunteers her time a few times a week, when she's not in class at Brookdale or working part time. Giorgia has done a great job keeping all the habitats clean and she spends quality time with the the donkeys, pigs and goats. We have to lock up two of our roosters, Drogo & Harry, when she comes because they stalk and attack her when she's least expecting it!
Alizee, graduated from medical school in France and came to visit us in the summer of 2018. When she returns home she'll begins her residency. She loved the farm and visiting NYC and Philadelphia.
Anja just turned 18 and visited us from Germany after she graduated high school in 2018. She is a strict vegan, off to college and setting out to change the world. When I asked her how her parents let her come on her own, she said, I started the negotiation by saying i wanted to go to India!