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Written by Lucy Cooper, Jez and Coops big adventure in the land of the long white cloud!   
Wednesday, 19 December 2007

The Harris family

Slaves to the Organic Machine

One of our motivating factors for coming to New Zealand was to get some practical, hands-in-the-earth experience of sustainable, organic living. With an abundance of relatively cheap land, a planning system attuned to rural living, a decent growing climate, and stunning scenery to boot, New Zealand has for a long time been a hot spot for folk looking to trade in some of the more oppressive trappings of modern existence for a gentler, more natural, off-the-grid lifestyle. As a by-product of this social development, the WWOOF movement – Willing Workers on Organic Farms - has really taken root in New Zealand perhaps more vigorously than anywhere else in the world, and far more visibly than in its founding country, England.

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