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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.
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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Summertown, TN_38483
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