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2015 Calendar
Swan Conservation Trust Hike March 14
Discover Big Swan Headwaters Preserve
Farm Experience Weekend March 20-22
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week March -April
Farm Experience Weekend April 17-19
The Land -
with Swan Conservation Trust
Discover Big Swan Headwaters Preserve Day
Hike, followed by dinner and music
Discover Big Swan Headwaters Day April 18hike, followed by dinner and music
Midwife Assistant Workshop April 26-May 2
Woofer & Work Exchange Permablitzes
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week May
Birthworkers Retreat May 15-18
Midwife Herb Workshop May 21-23
The Communities Conference May 22-24
Advanced Midwife Workshop May 24-29
Common Sense and Tradition
Swan Conservation Trust Hike May 30
Big Swan Headwaters Preserve
Woofer & Work Exchange Permablitzes
June 1-7
Organic Gardening Intensive June 3-7
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 13
Little Grinders Creek State Natural Area
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week
June 8-14
Advanced Midwife Workshop June 14-19
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week July
Farm Experience Summer Retreat
July 15-19
Fun for the entire family
. All of the Farm Experience workshops plus activities for kids. Swimming, hiking...more
Buffalo River Canoe Trip July 19
Swan Trust
Midwife Assistant Workshop August 2-8
Swan Trust Hike August 8
Devils Backbone State Natural Area
Midwife Assistant Workshop August 23-29
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week
Aug -Sept
Swan Trust Hike Sept 12
Auntney Hollow State Natural Area
Farm Experience Weekend Sept 18-20
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week Sept -Oct
Swan Trust Oct 10
Invasive species removal
Big Swan Headwaters Preserve
Farm Experience Weekend Oct 16-18
Our last Farm Experience till next year!
Woofer & Work Exchange Permablitzes
Swan Trust Hike Nov 14
Cheeks Bend on the Duck River
Midwifery Kinesiology Workshop Nov 6-7
Midwife Assistant Workshop Nov 8-14
Midwifery Workshop - Neonatal Resuscitation November 16-17
Farm School Holiday Bazaar Dec. 6
Holiday Bazaar Facebook Page
Visit The Farm School web site

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

Farm Experience

The best overview of green living, providing the inspiration you need to fulfill your life goals and live your dreams.

Relax and enjoy a peaceful weekend surrounded by our 4000 acres of wooded hills and clear running streams.

If you've ever wanted to visit, would like to learn first hand about life in community, or have considered making The Farm your home, then this is the weekend for you. A variety of planned activities gives you the best opportunity to meet us and find out what we are really about.

We guarantee you an enjoyable and memorable exchange.

Learn more : The Farm Experience Weekend photo gallery and video Click here to register online

Tentative Schedule

  • Welcoming Circle

  • Dinner

  • Farm History and Current Farm Slide Show

  • Question and Answer period




  • Yoga - Greet the day with a good stretch

  • Farm Community & Green Home Tour

  • Ecovillage Tour

eco yurt
  • Workshops - We provide workshops on various topics throughout the weekend.

    These include Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking, Midwifery, Starting a Small Businesses, Alternative Education, and more.*

  • Community Dinner - A great way to meet and mingle with us.

  • Evening Entertainment

    *Workshop subjects vary, based on avaialbility of presenters.



  • Brunch

  • Presentation - The Spiritual Path

  • Group Meditation

  • Closing Circle

Please let us know how to help you get the most from your experience.

We look forward to meeting you!

Friday 5pm to Sunday Noon
Price includes camping and all meals
(ask about other accommodations...extra)


To register visit

2015 Schedule
March 20-22, April 17-19
May 22-24 (Communities Conference - Learn more, see pricing here)
June 3-7 (Organic Gardening Weekend - Learn more, see pricing here)
July 15-19 (Summer Retreat - Learn more. see pricing here)
Sept. 18-20,
Oct. 16-18


1 Person


2 People




2 Students


Children 15 to 5


Children 4 and under


Family Rate*


Click here to register online


Dorm Beds: $25/per night

Private Rooms and Additional Accommodations

*2 parents and two children or more
**airport pick-up an additional $65 each way. Must pre-register and make special arrangement for arrival pick-up.

For more information or to register,
contact 931-964-2590 931-626-4035 mobile

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