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WWOOFing Adventures Down Under: Living and Working on 36 Organic Farms in Australia and New Zealand

WWOOFing Adventures Down Under: Living and Working on 36 Organic Farms in Australia and New Zealand

By Steffen W. Mirsky

Published 2011

146 pages, with more than 70 full-color photographs and maps

$19.99 - available on Amazon or contact steffenmirsky@gmail.com

WWOOFing Adventures Down Under describes Steffen Mirsky’s 36 WWOOFing experiences on his life-changing journey across Australia and New Zealand over one and a half years.  This wonderfully written and informative book will appeal to prospective WWOOFers and those seeking engaging travel writing alike.  Accompany Steffen as he travels to a tropical fruit winery, outback cattle station, flower farm, permaculture community, artisan bakery, blacksmith’s forge, sheep and deer farm, fly-fishing lodge, and more.  Meet a wide range of hosts, including permaculture’s co-founder, and learn how they live off the land.  Find out about their attempts at sustainable living through organic farming, renewable energy generation, natural building, traditional craftsmanship and water conservation.  Discover the extraordinary world of WWOOF and be inspired to embark upon your own journey of adventure and enlightenment. 

The Author

Steffen W. Mirsky graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a bachelor’s degree in biology and subsequently traveled to Coffs Harbour, Australia for a marine biology internship.  During his stay in a youth hostel, he learned about the WWOOF program, which became his mode of exploration through Australia and New Zealand for nearly the next two years.  Steffen is now working as an intern at Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds, in Decorah, Iowa.

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