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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.

family fest

The Farm School Family Fest May 12 & 13, 2012

Join us as we camp under the stars, dance to the music and enjoy the beauty of spring.

A special celebration honoring Mother Earth and all Moms!

Activities include:

  • Farm Tours

  • Guided Hike to the creek

  • Plays

  • Farm History Slide Show

  • Live Music & Dancing

  • More!

Saturday evening will feature bands rocking from the stage adjacent to The Farm School, including Dead or Alive, our own hot new Grateful Dead cover band and a band of incredible musicians from Leipers Fork, TN, The Pete Cummings Band featuring Daniel Donato.

Tentative Schedule
Saturday Afternoon

  • Activities begin at 1 PM

  • Activities for Kids

  • Bring your bikes! (riders must wear helmets)



festival grounds
Festival Grounds adjacent to The Farm School

Saturday Afternoon

  • Farm Community, Green Home & Ecovillage Training Center Tours

  • Guided hike to the creek

Farm tour
Natural Building at the Ecovillage Training Center
  • Evening Entertainment

  • Pete Cummings Band featuring Daniel Donato

  • Dead or Alive - Grateful Dead set

  • Stay for the Sunday Night camp out!



  • Tai Chi

  • Group Meditation

  • Morning Music

  • Closing Circle


morning stretch
Start Sunday morning with a good stretch.

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

The Farm School Family Fest has been organized to be an inexpensive yet fulfilling event for people of all ages.

Camping: $10 paid on site. Food on sale on site.
(ask about other accommodations...extra)

Farm School Family Fest Adult $25


Farm School Family Fest Student
13 and under FREE (with a parent)


Would you like to be a vendor?

We are inviting vendors from our annual Holiday Bazaar and others to display and enjoy the weekend with us.

Farm School Family Fest Vendor $50
Good for 1 Adult
Contact us for more information.

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