One of our 12th graders, Thano, received word earlier this week that he’d been accepted to WWOOF on a farm in Sweden next year. WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, and it connects volunteers with organic farmers and growers. People from all around the world use it as a way to travel the globe while also contributing to the health and sustainability of our planet.
Thano will be volunteering at a small farm about an hour from Stockholm in the small town of Gnesta. He’ll be working with their many animals and doing general farming. His duties will include building and maintenance, vegetable growing, cleaning stables, feeding the animals, fencing, working in the greenhouse, lawn mowing, weeding, etc. In return for his contribution, the farmers will provide free room and board and time to explore the Swedish countryside.
While Thano still intends to continue his formal education next year, he’s always planned to take some time off before college to travel and see the world. With his acceptance at Östergârden this week, his dream has become a reality.