Mar
7
2019
Scarlett Penn

From folk music to pheasants with Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK

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Posted Mar 7 2019 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK
The Shoot by Gordon Allen depicting a hunting party pheasant shooting

Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK recounts a thought-provoking evening of music and debate, after encountering a pheasant-shooting party in a Shropshire pub.

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Feb
12
2019
Scarlett Penn

A guide to WWOOFing: 10 top tips from Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK

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Posted Feb 12 2019 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK
10 top tips for WWOOFing

Considering going on a WWOOFing adventure this year? Read this first! Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK shares her top ten tips for anyone new to WWOOFing.

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Jan
19
2018
Scarlett Penn

My reflections on the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018

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Posted Jan 19 2018 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK


I’ve heard several people say they love going to the Oxford Real Farming Conference because it fires them up for the farming year, and I couldn’t agree more. ORFC is so inspiring to people like us because it was set up by a group frustrated at the lack of representation for organic and small-scale producers at the decades-old Oxford Farming Conference. Read more …

Jul
27
2017
Scarlett Penn

Taking the pee: is urine a good fertiliser?

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Posted Jul 27 2017 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK


Many of us consider our urine to be a waste product, which we flush out of our lives with purified drinking water. Even with a low-flush toilet the average person may use about 40L of treated water a day to whisk away their wee. The eco and cash cost of sanitising water for drinking is huge, so to recklessly contaminate and flush it is, in both senses, taking the piss. Read more …

May
24
2017
Scarlett Penn

Fantastic volunteering opportunity with the Permaculture Podcast – could it be you or someone you know?

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Posted May 24 2017 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK


Daniel Tyrkiel is so dedicated he gets up at 4am every single day. On weekdays it’s so he can to study how to regenerate soil in order to store carbon, clean water, prevent flooding and produce nutritious food, without the need for any chemicals. On weekends it’s to edit his brilliant podcast series, which documents what’s happening with permaculture in the UK. Read more …

Dec
2
2016
Scarlett Penn

Looking for the xmas gift that could change someone’s life? Here’s why WWOOF membership could be what you’re looking for

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Posted Dec 2 2016 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK


It’s late autumn and I’m sitting alone, feeling empty, in a comfortable house in High Wycombe. It’s 5.30 and I’ve just returned from work; I’m a single moderately successful professional doing the 9-5 in a very ordinary existence. Read more …

Aug
26
2015
Scarlett Penn

Autumn foraging season soon – here’s some inspiration

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Posted Aug 26 2015 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK
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Arriving at the beautiful setting of WOWO, I immediately knew I’d done the right thing ignoring cold-weather challenges to get myself to this workshop. Given the warmest of welcomes, we were invited to form a circle and take a moment to think about Read more …

Jan
21
2015
Scarlett Penn

Job opportunity in the WWOOF team

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Posted Jan 21 2015 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK
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Personnel and Organisational Administrator
WWOOF UK (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is looking for a specialist in HR policy and procedures, with strong people skills. Read more …

Feb
9
2013
Scarlett Penn

How to make a 7-course meal for 12 people for free

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Posted Feb 9 2013 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK


Recently some friends and I were served a sumptuous seven-course meal with a twist: every single ingredient came from the bin of a top-end retailer. Well, everything apart from the road-kill rabbit spotted on the way home. Read more …

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