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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.

All overnight visitors must sign a Release Form/Hold Harmless Agreement.
Visitors who wish to stay more than 30 days must make an extended visitor agreement with the Welcome Center. Thanks!
Barb and Neal's Place
$42 per/adult/night - family rates available
Located at the bottom of First Road just above the swimming hole. Barbara and Neal have an extensive garden, and a Farm house built for shard living. They have 5 bedrooms available: 2 queens, 2 doubles, and 1 w/2 twin beds. WiFi and internet access. No AC. Bedding, vegan/vegetarian breakfast and dinner provided. Barb has written three cookbooks, and works at The Book Publishing Co. Neal works as a building contractor. . No smokers or pets, please (They have 1 cat.).  Reservations required. Please call Barb in the evening or weekends at 931-964-2150.  
Community Center
Dorms: $20/night per bed, Camping: $15 per site ( for large groups only -
must make advance reservations)
Dorms and camping (for large events only). Located on Schoolhouse Road across from Solar School & Community Center. There are indoor shower and bathrooms (wheelchair accessible), out houses & a solar shower.  
Granny's Suites cell (931)215-8081
$80 per night
PRIVATE, 3 bedroom apartment. Playground, screened porch, fully equipped kitchen. bedroom and bath, central heat & air and cable TV. Centrally located across the field from the store and gazebo. $80.00 per night. More info at
Hunt’s Cabin 931-964-2472.
Located on Second road; Farm Store and Swimming Hole both within walking distance. This is a small cabin with central heat and air, wifi connection, a kitchen-living room, bedroom with queen bed and small sun room with twin bed, bathroom with shower and a back deck looking into the woods. Bedding and towels provided.  $65/night, for one person, $80/night for two people; two night minimum. Contact Pamela Hunt.

James and Judith's Blueberry Lane House 917-804-2110
$42 per adult/night; $64 for two
We are James and Judith, two of the founding members of The Farm, who have returned and built one of the newer houses in the community. Although some of the work is still in progress, we have three bedrooms available for visitors. Two have king beds and one has two twins. We have 2 1/2 bathrooms, central heat and air, Dish, and Wi-Fi. Our house overlooks the meadow towards the main road and we're just down the road from the blueberry patch on Blueberry Lane. Breakfast included and rate includes a donation to the community for visitors. Welcome. To learn more, vitist www,
Kissing Tree
$40 per adult; $60 per couple.
Located near the Farm School, Community Center, and the Ecovillage Training Center. Two upstairs rooms with double beds, in-ground pool with surrounding gardens, hot tub, internet access, AC. Breakfast included. Other meals negotiable. No smokers or pets, please.  
Lisa's Home
$40 per person, per night. This includes meals, if she can do it, otherwise a break in price.
Located on Second Road. Lisa has been part of The Farm since the early days. She is an active participant in the Community Garden. Her guest room has a single bed and AC. Guest share the house bathroom. Women only, please. Lesbian women are welcome. Bicyclists too!  
Meadow Inn

615-512-1211 cell - 931-964-2556 land line
$40 per adult or $60 per couple. Ask about Weekly rates.

Meadow Inn his hosted by Anna Moore, one of the founding members of The Farm and a veteran of The Caravan. The Inn is one of the first buildings built on The Farm, definitely an historic and peaceful atmosphere. We are located just down the road from The Clinic and have a short path to the swimming hole. There is one large bedroom with a king bed downstairs and another room with a single bed available upstairs. There is a large living room and kitchen/dining room. Breakfast is included, and other meals are available upon request and if I am available to cook. Cost negotiable. I love to cook and my food is appreciated by many varied eaters.

Phil & Mary's

931-964-2412 (landline)-931-626-5186 (Cell)
$40 per adult/night; $60 for two


A new house on Blueberry Lane with an expansive view of The Farm's "Prairie Barrens." Phil is one of our founding members and is an audio/video engineer with Village Media. Mary is a pediatric nurse and an avid gardener.

Up to four rooms and 2 private baths. Breakfast, hot tub in winter, unlimited Wi-Fi, satellite TV. No smokers or pets. A warm and welcoming atmosphere! For more pictures and information, please visit

The Eco-Hostel, at The Ecovillage Training Center
For dorms or private rooms, Please call, or email, for prices. Camping - $14 per site, per night, platform camp site $16 per site per night.
(Closed August & November 1 March 31) An interesting and educational place to stay during your visit on The Farm. The guests and resident interns often include people from around the world. Dorms, private rooms & camping. Down home, slightly primitive old Farm communal style living arrangements. You share bathrooms and limited kitchen privileges. Note: This facility is closed when trainings or conferences are in session. Please check the ETC calendar. In addition to indoor facilities, the location also has two outside solar showers & a composting toilet. Please RSVP to confirm reservations.  
Steve & Cynthia's Place
$40 per/adult/night/ $60 per couple
Our house is located in the center of The Farm, close to the store, the clinic, and the Community Center.  We have two second-floor bedrooms each with double bed, two full bathrooms shared with the house, WiFi connection, fans (no AC), and an organic garden.  Bedding and towels provided.  Vegetarian breakfast is included (other meals negotiable), or we offer a $10/day discount if breakfast is provided elsewhere during your stay.  No pets or smokers, please (we have one cat). 
Welcome Center Campground
$14 per camp site.
Located on Farm Road next to a wildlife pond, where the frogs will sing you to sleep, and adjacent to the new Frisbee Golf course. At this primitive campground, there are picnic tables, lantern holders, tent sites, one pop up camper site or RV site (no power), a water spigot, and an outhouse. Limited access to indoor showers.  
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