In 1971, a caravan of 80 school buses and assorted other vehicles carrying 320 hippie idealists landed on a cattle farm in central Tennessee with a single log cabin and barn. They had a mission. As the banner on their band bus read, they were “Out to Save the World!”
Today The Farm is home to roughly 200 people living on nearly 8 square miles of forested highland — a fourth generation of families and friends.
We invite you to help us in continuing our mission of promoting compassion for our planet and all our relations.
There are many ways in which you can participate:
For over 40 years, The Farm Midwifery Center has provided a very special service for mothers, babies and their families. Women are treated with love and respect, empowering them to fulfill their desire for natural childbirth in a sane and safe home setting.
We are a K-12 educational resource center. We serve local and at-distance students through our on-campus, early childhood, online, and satellite-campus programs.Our school is a community of diverse individuals connected by deep relationships; we all learn with and from each other.
Since 1974, Plenty has been an outreach effort of The Farm to express our ability to help the poorest of the poor. Plenty supports Fourth World self-reliance, cultural integrity and ecological partnership with families, community groups and civil society in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
If you’ve ever wanted to visit, would like to learn first hand about life in community, or have considered making The Farm your home, then this is your way in. A variety of planned activities provides your best opportunity to meet us and find out what The Farm is all about.
The Ecovillage Training Center began in 1994 to break new ground in immersive education, teaching people the skills necessary for the final century of humanity, or, alternatively, to prepare for serious change that could keep the species going for millennia yet to come. Over the past two decades participants have come from 60 countries to learn appropriate technologies and a new consciousness — the spirit that infuses & empowers The Farm ecovillage.
The Farm Historical Society was founded in the 1980s to preserve the story of The Farm for future generations. Your donations, which help us protect a collection of more than 1000 exhibit pieces, are tax-deductible.