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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.

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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