A more Sustainable
— Way of Life

WWOOF is a worldwide movement bringing people to a more sustainable way of life. By linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community. This summer Linda Bovo and her friend Davide Carminati joined our first season at Vefall Neset farm in Drangedal as Wwoffers.

As a 20 year old Italian couple studying sustainability, technologies and management of the food system in Parma University there was an urge towards getting her hands dirty and a deeper connection to nature that navigated towards a wwoofing in Norway.

The month in Norway was filled with a lot of small projects at the farm in Drangedal; working in the garden, restoring the buildings, conserving berries, fruits, mushrooms and vegetables, drying medicinal plants and baking in the stone oven. Just being in nature and getting into the slowness, not having a road and being surrounded by water.

In Oslo they connected to the urban gardening community at Losæter, helping out both in the garden and at the Wednesdays dinners, they visited Håøya Naturverksted, helped out on a Sunday dugnad at Linda Jolly garden at Bygdøy, conserved plums that were in the category that the food system do not accept and transforming it to plum lemonade and jam, using every little bit at Åpent Bakeri, and helping out to make lunch at the co-workingspace of Prindseloftet.