The author's family in a field, volunteering on an organic farm. Ron Ofer

A Family Vacation of a Different Sort: Volunteering on an Organic Farm

When screen time became too much, Ron Ofer looked for a different way to pass the summer with his kids. What he found: Five hours of work a day in exchange for free, organic room and board.

As the July swelter approached, my wife and I decided to invest the money we’d set aside for the kids’ summer camp on airplane tickets instead, and to volunteer at an organic farm for four weeks.

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