One of my long-term goals is to volunteer on an organic farm (preferably through the WWOOF program) each year. It’s a new goal I decided on setting last year, because I think it’s a good way to give back to the planet, as well as learn about food production. (Plus, I would choose to farm in a city I haven’t been to or one I haven’t spent much time in before.)
After setting my sights on yearly farming, I arranged to work on a farm in North Carolina for a week last year, after which I would visit some friends.
Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out as I had hoped, as the host and I had a slight miscommunication about when I would be there. On the plus side, there were no hard feelings, and my friends Therese and Jovaun were nice enough to allow me to stay with them an extra week 🙂
At the time, they lived in a small town called Fremont in Wayne County, which holds a population of about 1,400 people. (The town’s website states that there have never been more than 2,000 people living there!)
Although it’s a tiny area, I was shocked to find that the town library didn’t even open until 2 p.m. on Thursdays :/
Still, the small town feel in the area is homey, and I was intrigued because it was so different from the big city feel in Los Angeles. And because there were familiar faces with me the whole time, I didn’t really get homesick.
(You can mouse over each photo for brief descriptions of each.)
To be continued…