Have you heard of it? Organic Farms, or Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is a loose network of national organizations that links volunteers with organic farmers. While yes, working isn't what you want to be doing when you are traveling, the perks are well worth it. You get to mingle with the locals who'll show you around the place you are visiting but that's not all. The hosts will provide food and accommodation and whilst working [helping is more like it] you get to learn all you can about organic farming. If interested, you can take a look at their site: Log In In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.