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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.

The Welcome Center Campground >>
Picnic Table

Located in the hills of southern Tennessee, Enjoy the great outdoors and our community with a stay at the Welcome Center Campground.
$14 per night. Click Here for Reservation Information

Water hydrant

  • Located @ sites 2 & 3
  • Run for 30 seconds for drinking


  • Parents please accompany your kids.
  • Close door & lid to stop flies.
  • Wash hands after use.

Fires and Grills

  • Grill for use only charcoal.
  • Put fire out when leaving campground or sleeping.
  • No gasoline or accelerants for campfires.
  • Do not break branches off the trees or cut down trees.

The Welcome Center Gate

  • The Farm is a Gated Community the gate is open everyday 7am–7pm.
  • Weekend welcome center night staff
  • Exit any time by driving up to the gate to automatically open
The Farm Store
Follow Farm Rd for about 1.5 miles and take the first right after 1st Road when you see the purple Farm Store sign on the road.


campground map

Directions to The Farm Store

Supplies available at The Farm Store (964-4356) & S’Town Market (964-3443)

Shower @ The Farm Welcome Center by appointment.

Please put all garbage in the can at the driveway and recycling at The Recycle Center (see map)

Click here for Disc Golf Info

Look out for wildlife; snakes, ticks, chiggers and mosquitoes.

Please treat our campground and our home with respect. Thank you.


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Summertown, TN_38483
PH: 931-964-3574
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