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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 30-6-12
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.

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

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  • 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

2014 Schedule
March 21-23, April 18-20
May 23-25 (Communities Conference - Learn more, see pricing here)
June 4-8 or 6-8 (Organic Gardening Weekend - Learn more, see pricing here)
July 23-27 or 25-27 (Summer Retreat - Learn more. see pricing here)
Sept. 19-21,
Oct. 10-12


1 Person




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 specail arrangement for arrival pick-up.

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

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