WWOOFing policy

Sto. Domingo Orchard’s WWOOFing Policies
1.Please present some proof of membership with any WWOOF organization before arranging a stay with us.
2.WWOOFers should make arrangements to stay with us 7 days before arrival.
3.Due to busy schedule of the Caretaker, and our desire that cultural exchange and learning for everybody is most effective,  the visit should be a minimum of 2 weeks; extending the visit may be discussed later.
4.WWOOFers are expected to participate in daily routines as prescribed by the Caretaker, to include, washing dishes, cooking meals, and cleaning not only in the fields but in the huts as well.
5.WWOOFers should make us aware of personal needs and other requirements; we should be informed of any allergy.
Please note that routine chores are pre-arranged but may change if WWOOFer and the orchard caretaker are in agreement.
Rules and Regulations
1.This is a facility that respects the environment; Please no littering.
If you come across any litter that is not part of the natural environment, please pick it up and dispose of correctly.
No chemical fertilizer, pesticide nor herbicide is allowed in the orchard.
2.Insects, farm animals and wildlife should be respected.
3.Please take care of tools properly (borrowed or otherwise). They should be cleaned after each day’s use and returned where it should be.
4.If you are a smoker, please be careful; our houses are made of flammable material. do it far from the building or away from compost piles to avoid starting a fire. Please see to it that you put out the cigarette and disposed of properly. Violation of this rule is subject to expulsion from this facility.
Daily Routine:
1.Gather and pile materials for compost making.
2.Establishing worm beds and harvesting worm castings.
3.Trap and culture beneficial indigenous microorganisms.
4.Prepare garden beds, planting and weeding.
5.Harvest and package food products for the market.
6.Repair fences, trim hedges, and perform other miscellaneous landscaping work.
7.We believe cultural exchange is an important aspect of WWOOFing; immersion into the community has priority over sightseeing.