WWOOFing in Sweden This Fall

Thano will be volunteering on the Östergârden organic farm in Sweden

Thano will be volunteering on the Östergârden organic farm in Sweden

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.

Congratulations Thano!

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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