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2014 Calendar
Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Course, Spiral Ridge - January 17-20
Permaculture Design Certificate Course, at Maya Mountain Research Farm, San Pedro Columbia, Belize, February 10-22
Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Course, Spiral Ridge - March 1-2
Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Course, Spiral Ridge - March 7-9
Midwife Assistant Workshop March 16-22  
Farm Experience Weekend March 21-23
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week March 30-April 5
Midwifery Workshop - Neonatal Resuscitation April 10-11
Farm Experience Weekend April 18-20
The Land - with Swan Conservation Trust
Discover Big Swan Headwaters Preserve
Hike, followed by dinner and music
Midwife Assistant Workshop April 13-19
Swan Trust Hike May 3
Waterfalls on the Natchez Trace
Midwife Herb Workshop May 22-24
The Communities Conference May 23-25
Advanced Midwife Workshop April 13-19
Common Sense and Tradition
Woofer & Work Exchange Permablitzes
April 27-May 3
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week
May 4-10
Woofer & Work Exchange Permablitzes
June 1-7
Organic Gardening Intensive June 4-8
A 5 day hands-on gardening plus garden tours on and off-The Farm to visit Shiitake operations, a bamboo nursery...more
Swan Trust Hike June 8
Davy Crockett State Park
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week June 8-14
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week July 6-12
Farm Experience Summer Retreat
July 23-27 or 25-27 (weekend only)
Fun for the entire family
. All of the Farm Experience workshops plus activities for kids. Swimming, hiking...more
Buffalo River Canoe Trip Aug 17
Swan Trust
Midwife Assistant Workshop Aug 3-9
Permaculture Design with Albert Bates
Aug. 1-15, in Chicago
Advanced Midwife Workshop Aug 24-30
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week
Aug 31 -Sept 6
Midwifery Workshop - Neonatal Resuscitation September 18-19
Farm Experience Weekend Sept 19-21
Our last Farm Experience till next year!
Swan Trust Hike Sept 21
Meriwether Lewis National Park
Midwifery Assistant Workshop Sept 21-27
Edible Forest Gardening Sept. 27-29
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week Sept 28-Oct 4
Swan Trust Hike Oct 11
Devils Backbone St Natural Area
Woofer & Work Exchange Permablitzes
Oct 26-Nov 1
Farm School Holiday Bazaar Dec. 6

This year The Farm Ecovillage Training Center will also be offering a permaculture design certificate for apprentices who attend for two consecutive months.


Stephen Gaskin
We mourn the passing of Stephen Gaskin,
our founder and friend.
Our community would not exist,
were it not for his bravery and free spirit.

Welcome to The Farm Community

The Farm is an intentional community of families and friends living on three square miles in southern middle Tennessee.

We started The Farm in 1971 with the goal of establishing a strongly cohesive, outwardly-directed community. We want, by action and example, to have a positive effect on the world.

Over the last 40+ years, The Farm has become well known for many things, from natural childbirth and midwifery to healthy diet and vegetarian cuisine, creative arts and alternative technologies to its partnerships and assistance to native cultures.

We choose to live in community where we share our lives and fortunes, good times and hard times. We feel that we can be stronger and more useful together than we could be separately.

The Tennessean / The New York Times
Nashville News Channel 5 / Associated Press / Washington Post

Sunday Remembrance for Stephen - The Tennessean


Coming soon: The Summer Retreat at The Farm, July 23-27, 2014
Family Friendly, with Swimming, Hiking, Creek Walks, plus Green Home and Ecovillage Tours, Sustainable Food Production, Workshops, and much, much more!

Check out our calendar for the full event schedule.

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Two NEW books! At last the story is told! Out to Change the World and The Farm Then and Now
out to chage the world   The Farm Then and Now

The Farm’s colorful, hippie heyday is now but a distant memory. Even the great Changeover, the defining moment of The New Farm, is now decades in the past.

The Farm Community has not only survived, but remains as a model lifestyle for humanity, demonstrating that humans can live together in a way that is ecological, peaceful, and viable.

Follow the story of The Farm Community from San Francisco to Tennessee and the 40 years evolution into a modern day ecovillage.


The Farm Then and Now digs deeper, presenting the story of a group that has defied the odds, blending idealism with a practical approach to intentional community and creating a model for sustainable living. Just as the Summer of Love opened their hearts and minds, The Farm continues as a school of change, demonstrating ways to operate collectively in terms of:

  • Community government, Resolving differences and disputes
  • Land stewardship and management
  • Health care, building and infrastructure
  • Cooperation, compassion and spiritual values.



Author Douglas Stevenson appearances:

Friday, July 11th at 7:00pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington KY 40503
859 273 2911

Saturday, July 12th at 2:00pm 
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati OH 45208
513 396 8960

Saturday, July 19th at 7:00pm 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801

Friday, September 12, 2:30-3:30 pm
Mother Earth News Fair
Seven Springs, PA

October 25-26
Mother Earth News Fair
Topeka, KS


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New Press: The Farm is featured as the lead story in the Sunday, July 21 Tennessean. Check it out: Lead article / Follow up article /
Photo slide show history / Photo slide show Life on The Farm

Ecovillage Training Center
MushroomMan at the Ecovillage Training Center: The Tennessean

New Press: The Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville, TN
Peace, Love and Nature on The Farm

Ina May Gaskin featured on CBS Morning Show

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