" For anyone looking for a meaningful
vacation, a volunteer vacation on a working farm may be the right one for you.
These vacations take you to farms around the world that are in need of an extra
hand. You do not work for money; your get room, board and some meals in return
for service. You must pay to participate in these vacations, and the work is
hard. These vacations can last from one week to a few months.
Organic Farms ...
Social Awareness and Work Farm Vacations
American Work Farms
You don't have to leave the country to have a
meaningful vacation. Places like the Weatherbury Farm outside of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania , have a work-farm experience for the entire family. You can stay
as little as two nights in a bed-and-breakfast-like setting. The whole family
gets the opportunity to perform chores around the farm and learn about its
workings. The work is on a volunteer basis; visitors who prefer can opt out of
the chores for a more relaxing vacation at any time."
(Ed note: Chores happen
every day after breakfast. We like to think of them as light chores. Our
insurance does not allow farm vacation guests to use farm machinery.
Our mission as a farm
vacation is to educate our guests about farming and agriculture, with an
emphasis on organic.)