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WWOOF PHILIPPINES promotes environmentally friendly farming and consumer habits by helping bridge the gap between consumers and environmentally-responsible farmers. WWOOF Philippines is a newly established national association and is duly registered with the Philippine government particularly the Securities and Exchange Commission.
WWOOF PHILIPPINES started working to introduce wwoofing in the Philippines to foreign wwoofers and help them to experience real Philippine way of life by linking travellers like you with organic farms in the Philippines. And by joining WWOOF Philippines you get our listing of member farms where you can stay from a week to several months. WWOOF Philippines compiles for its members a list of host farms throughout the Philippines. With this list, you can contact the farm(s) which you wish to visit and make the necessary arrangements for your stay.
The founding idea of WWOOF is to facilitate human exchanges around organic farming, provide a way for people to learn about organic food and bring together people to share common human values and thinking. It also hopes to provide helping hands to its organic hosts and allow volunteers to understand what it means to earn a living organically.
Farms listed as a WWOOF Philippines member are part of a world-wide effort to promote the concept of organic farming, sustainable agriculture and responsible consumer habits. As part of this effort, host farms offer WWOOF members the opportunity to learn by doing. Listed farms will host WWOOF members free of charge. As a guest in a WWOOF farm your learning experience is based on you participating in the daily chores of running the farm. In doing so, you can learn a variety of techniques employed by member farms including organic farming, Permaculture and Biodynamic. In addition to learning about organic farming, you can also learn about the local ecology and culture while getting to meet fun and interesting people.
Your daily chores at WWOOF farms may include harvesting, preparing soil for planting, weeding and seeding, milking, cleaning pens, digging trenches, maintaining fences and such; and generally involve about 5 to 6 hours per day, 5 to 6 days per week. Each farm has its own chores, rules and schedules.
We use e-mail as our main way to communicate with wwoofers. For inquiries regarding membership and host arrangement, please feel free to write to us with a question anytime! WWOOF Philippines welcome wwoofers from all over the world and really hope you enjoy your WWOOFING experiences in the Philippines.
Contact Number :+63 (908)-608-4369
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Banaue Rice Terraces
The Banaue Rice Terraces (Tagalog: Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banaue) are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It is said that if the steps are put end to end it would encircle half the globe.
The Banaue terraces are part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, ancient sprawling man-made structures from 2,000 to 6,000 years old. They are found in the provinces of Apayao, Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao, and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The National Animal of the Philippines is the carabao (Bubalus bubalis), the Asian Water Buffalo! The carabao (water buffalo) is still a very important draught-animal on the rice-fields, it is also used for pulling activities in the farm. The carabaos are warmly associated with farmers, its life span is 18 to 20 years and the female carabao can deliver one calf each year.
Did you know WWOOF started in the UK in 1971? Since then it has spread far and wide; with more than 12,000 hosts in over 100 countries. National WWOOF groups have always networked on an informal level, but in 2013 for the first time ever they have come together to create a formal Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO) www.wwoof.net, the official representative body for WWOOF at an international level and we are proud to be part of.