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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

 
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_Driving Directions >>
The Farm Welcome Center, 100 Farm Road, Summertown, TN 38483 Note: Some GPS devices will route you to our back gate or un-maintained roads.
We recommend you follow the directions below.
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- Directions from the East -
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  Take I-40 to Hwy 840 (just east of Lebanon)
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Take right on to I-65 South then continue with "Directions from the North" below
 
- Directions from the Nashville Airport-
left Take I-40 West toward Memphis
   
left Keep left to take I-24 via exit 213A toward I-440 - 3.2 mi.
   
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Immediately merge right on to I-440 via exit 53 toward Memphis
   
right Merge right via exit 5 on to I-65 - 2.6 mi.
   
left Stay in left exit lane to take I-65 south toward Huntsville
   
  Continue with "Directions from the North" below
   
  - Directions from the Nashville Airport- Alternative Route
left Take I-40 West toward Memphis - approx. 5 mi.
   
left Stay in left lane to take I-65 south toward Huntsville
   
  Continue with "Directions from the North" below
 
- Directions from the North -
 
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Take I-65 south to the Saturn Parkway (396).
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Take exit on right to 31 to Columbia.
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Take a right on 412 - Becomes Hwy. 43.
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Take a right at Route 20 (Summertown)*.

  • @ Sonic & Shell Gas Station
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@ Summertown Market, Route 20 veers to the right.
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Turn right onto Drake Lane.

  • Approx 1/2 mile past volunteer fire dept.
  • just past high tension power lines
  • @ the Lawrence County-line sign
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Approx. one mile down a straight-away; take a right onto Walker Rd. as Drakes Lane bears to the Left.
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You will arrive at a red brick house with a white lattice,
and a big gate, our Welcome Center.
Stop in to collect a map,flier, and literature.
It is also a gift shop with discounted books, tie-dye t-shirts, jewelry and other items.
There is also a small museum room.

Welcome Center (931/964-3574) or email Vickie
welcome center
(If Walker Rd. turns into a dirt road,
then you have gone too far)
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- Directions from the West -
  I-40 to Exit 143
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Exit 143, Hwy 13 to Linden
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Linden Hwy 412 E to Hohenwald
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Hohenwald Park Ave. for 4 Blocks
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On to 4th Ave
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On to Hwy 20 East
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On to Drakes Lane (Approx. 3 miles before Drakes Lane, you will see “J & C Grocery” on the left. At Drakes Lane, you will first see a large white pole with the sign “The Farm”, & a green “Lawrence County” sign.
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Approx. one mile down a straight-away; take a right onto Walker Rd. as Drakes Lane bears to the Left.
 
- Directions from the South -
 
I-24 or I-65 North to US 64
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West through Pulaski to Lawrenceburg.
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Turn north on US 43 and go for about 15 miles.
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Take a left at Route 20 (Summertown)*.

  • @ Sonic & Shell Gas Station
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@ Summertown Market, Route 20 veers to the right.
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Turn right onto Drake Lane.

  • Approximately 1/2 mile past volunteer fire dept.
  • just past high tension power lines
  • @ the Lawrence County-line sign
  _____________________________________________
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Approx. one mile down a straight-away; take a right onto Walker Rd. as Drakes Lane bears to the Left.
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100 Farm Road_
Summertown, TN_38483
PH: 931-964-3574
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