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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.
Inquiries: apprenticeship@thefarm.org

Farm Education Conference Center

When you come to The Farm Education/ Conference Center, you get a holiday in the country coupled with an interesting and educational agenda.

A Little About Us

Located in a beautifully renovated original school house of The Farm community, the conference center offers an interesting and unusual venue for week long and weekend events.

The Solar School, the largest passive solar building in the state of Tennessee, is located just steps away. It provides additional space for classes and workshops. Our outdoor stage and fairgrounds, dormitory building and camping areas complete the 20 acre campus. Most of the community's 1750 acres is preserved in beautiful hardwood forest. Our guests enjoy leisurely strolls, strenuous hikes, creek walks, and swimming in season.

Established in 1971 as a hippie commune with high ideals, The Farm has evolved into a cooperative dynamic community of families and friends living on 1750 acres held in a land trust.

We use mutual respect and tolerance to generate a friendly working and living environment.

During all these years, The Farm has been at the forefront of alternative philosophies such as soy technology, home birth, midwifery, and vegan diets. A member of the world- wide Eco-Village movement, a training center is located a short walk from the campus.


The FECC has earned a renowned reputation for delicious vegan recipes. People come back year after year asking for our "ice bean" ice cream made from soy milk. Roberta, our main chef has been perfecting her vegan recipes for over twenty years.

We guarantee the meals will be the highlight of your visit. Soy like you've never had before! We can also cater to special diets. Fast food and crafts are available at The Farm store, a pleasant 1 mile walk from the center


ccFECC is the heart of the campus. It can comfortably seat 120 people. The Solar School provides 4 classrooms, pottery and weaving rooms as well as a daycare room. Both buildings are air conditioned. The Wooden School (the first Farm High School) now houses two dorm rooms, each with several single beds. Handicapped friendly, a two room cabin, sleeps 5, and renovated schoolbus that sleeps 4 are available to rent. The Eco-Village training center also has dorm rooms with bunk beds, and a few single rooms. Camping is available either in a walk in wooded area, or a� keep your vehicle with you area�. Both areas have water, showers, and outhouses. Motels are located in Columbia TN., 40 min. north, and Lawrenceburg,20 min. south.


community centerOur goal at the Farm Education/Conference Center is to provide a place to come, relax, network, learn, and play. You and your kids will love it! Come to one of our annual events. Your may end up a regular. It may inspire you to locate your next meeting or retreat here with us. Please call, one of us will be happy to help with all the arrangements.

Farm Education Conference Center
Summertown, TN_38483
PH: 931-964-4927
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