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2015 Calendar
Permaculture Design Certificate Course, at Maya Mountain Research Farm, San Pedro Columbia, Belize, February 21 - March 5
Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Course, Spiral Ridge - March
Midwifery Workshop - Neonatal Resuscitation March 5-6
Midwife Assistant Workshop March 8-14  
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
Hike, followed by dinner and music
Midwife Assistant Workshop April 26-May 2
Woofer & Work Exchange Permablitzes
April-May
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week
May
Swan Trust Hike May
Midwife Herb Workshop May 21-23
The Communities Conference May 22-24
Advanced Midwife Workshop May 24-29
Common Sense and Tradition
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
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 Aug
Swan Trust
Midwife Assistant Workshop Aug 2-8
Advanced Midwife Workshop Aug 23-29
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week
Aug -Sept
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
Farm Apprentice Orientation Week Sept -Oct
Swan Trust Hike Oct
Woofer & Work Exchange Permablitzes
Oct-Nov
Midwifery Workshop - Neonatal Resuscitation November 16-17
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.
Inquiries: apprenticeship@thefarm.org

 
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Farm Community History - The Early Years
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After a lengthy search, a down payment was made on a 1000 acre former cattle ranch in middle Tennessee. It was called, “The Farm.”

In the beginning there was one house, a couple of barns. Buses were driven and pulled into the woods, down the old logging roads, and people settled in to build a new life.

Army tent

Tents replaced the buses, followed by rough homes built from recycled lumber and tin, salvaged from buildings the residents demolished throughout the local vicinity.

farming on the farm

The hippies learned from their neighbors, how to farm, how to cut wood, and when to head for the swimmin’ hole to escape the intense Tennessee sun.

soy

The Farm developed a vegetarian diet based on soy protein to serve as a model for planetary food sustainability.

Many recipes were developed and turned into cookbooks sold through the community's Book Publishing Company, one of its first businesses.

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