A visit to an organic farm is an ideal way to teach children that food doesn't just magically appear on the table -- it actually requires a lot of hard work by many people. Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms is an international organization that you can join to get connected with farms in various locations. Volunteers are given room and board in exchange for performing functions like milking cows, weeding and farming. Some -- but not all -- farms allow children, so make sure to obtain information about your chosen location's age limit before you go. You must also pay a nominal chapter fee to join prior to making your farm match.
- Best Friends Animal Society. "Volunteer Center." 2011. (Nov. 11, 2011) http://www.bestfriends.org/
- Davis, Jonita. "Volunteer Vacations on Working Farms." USA Today. 2011. (Nov. 11, 2011) http://traveltips.usatoday.com/volunteer-vacations-working-farms-1766.html
- Habitat for Humanity. "Get Involved." 2011. (Nov. 11, 2011) http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms/ages_5_8/get_involved.aspx
- Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. "About WWOOF-USA." 2011. (Nov. 11, 2011) http://www.wwoofusa.org/About_WWOOFUSA
- YouthWorks! "Multi-Generational Mission Trips." 2011. (Nov. 11, 2011) http://www.youthworks.com/trips/family.aspx
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