Willing Workers on Local Farms
WWOLF (Willing Workers on Local Farms) gathers ‘packs’ of volunteers from the community to spend a day working on a local farm. In exchange for helping out with farm chores and various projects, farmers prepare and share a meal with the volunteers that is made with their very own farm fresh products.
If you are interested in participating in WWOLF please join our mailing list (fill out the “Sign Up For Our Newsletter” form in the footer) and keep your eye on Central Oregon Locavore News. Children are welcome, but must be supervised at ALL times!
Join us at Windflower Farm in Alfalfa on Sunday, June 13 from 9am to 1pm for a day of meaningful work. Windflower Farm is dedicated to growing gourmet-quality vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers as well as AWA (Animal Welfare Approved) laying hens and dairy goats. We use only sustainable practices; no chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. The farm comprises 20 acres nestled amidst ranches and the Badlands, in pastoral Alfalfa, just 15 minutes east of Bend. We will spend the day prepping garden beds and sowing seeds. Find out more and register here.
Come to Deschutes Canyon Garlic on Sunday, July 11 from 9am to 1pm to help with the garlic harvest. Deschutes Canyon Garlic specializes in growing unique and flavorful varieties of certified organic seed garlic. We strive to produce seed garlic of exceptional quality, meticulously grading our harvest to ensure our customers will grow beautiful, vigorous garlic in their gardens and on their farms. Growing garlic is our passion and we hope it's yours too! Get the details and register here.
How it Works
- Meet at the farm at the designated start time
- Tour of projects and split into work groups
- Break for lunch around noon
- Return to work until finished
- A light lunch will be provided
What to Bring
- Work gloves and your favorite hand tool
- Closed-toe shoes
- Clothing for the weather
- Hat and sunscreen
- Lunch, snacks, and water
- Face mask for times when 6-foot distance is not possible
What to Expect
- Good clean (dirty) fun, new friends and local connections, a deep sense of personal satisfaction, and a boots-on-the-ground education about local farming practices
- Work at your own pace. Be prepared to sweat, but we also want you to enjoy yourself. Take rest breaks as needed
- Children are welcome, but they must be supervised at all times
- As much as we love our furry friends, dogs are not allowed
- Just so we don’t catch you by surprise, we will ask that you sign a waiver before participating in the work event. Waivers will be available at the farm