May Sustainability and Community Conference

Friday, May 26, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017

12:00pm - 12:00pm

May 26-28, 2017 - Register Now!

Celebrating 40+ Years in Community!

Come to The Farm Community in Summertown, TN to set your course for the future, Life In Community!

Our conference in partnership with the Fellowship of Intentional Communities, this gathering is a unique opportunity to tour:

- Green Homes of all types
- Sustainable Food Production
- Over 89 KW in Solar Installations

Learn about:

- Alternative Education
- Conflict Resolution
- Land Trusts
- Community Business
- Midwifery
- and so much more.

Registration $175 per person / Students $125

includes camping (Fri & Sat)
includes meals (Fri supper – Sun brunch)
(Each registrant is asked to bring a specific food item to contribute.)

Register online or mail your check to:
Village Media Services / Douglas Stevenson
PO Box 259, Summertown, TN 38483

Bring some food to share, an open mind, ideas, and enthusiasm.

Change your life…Change the world!

Douglas Stevenson

Green Homes & Ecovillage Tours

  • Straw Bale, Deltec, Earth Shelter, Cob, Cordwood

  • Passive Solar, Clay Slip, Log Cabin, Amish Cabins

  • Insulating Concrete Form, Domes, Earth Bag

  • Solar Showers, Solar Power

  • Local Harvest Lumber, Recycled Wonders

Homes and buildings of all shapes and sizes, with gorgeous examples of alternative construction.

Sustainable Food Production

  • Community Garden Tours

  • Seasonal Fruit – Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Apples, Figs

  • Bees and Insect Management

  • Beans, Corn, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Carrots, Melons and more!

This is not commercial farming, but food grown and consumed by the families who live here.

Land Trusts

  • Learn about the new Land Trust Document that protects the community’s land base

  • Over 1000 acres of The Farm’s 1750 acres are undeveloped forest.

  • Big Swan Headwaters Preserve – Another 1475 acres surrounding the community is owned by Swan Trust, a nonprofit land trust founded by Farm members.

  • Hike scheduled for Sunday afternoon

Workshops include:

  • An Introduction to Midwifery

  • Alternative Education

  • Conflict Resolution & Nonviolent Communication

  • The Spiritual Path

  • Health & Diet

  • Starting a Small Business

  • and so much more.

Saturday evening: All Farm Barbecue

A celebration mixer that brings the community together. The meals features yummy barbecue tofu on the grill. Not to be missed!

Music, Music, Music

Music has always been a very big part of The Farm Community, serving as a communion for bring people and generations together.

Bring an instrument!

Tentative Schedule

5 PM Friday – Opening Circle
6 PM Dinner
7 PM Opening Presentation: Preparing for the Future, Community as the path to Sustainability

7 AM Yoga
8 AM Breakfast
9 AM Green Home Tour / Food Production Tour

Noon Lunch

1 PM Midwife Workshop / Starting a Community Business Workshop
2 PM Ecovillage Training Center Tour
3 PM Alternative Education Workshop / Conflict Resolution – Mediation – Nonviolent Communication
4 PM Open Space
6 PM Community Barbecue with music


8:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Spirituality – The Glue of Community
10:30 Meditation with Farm Members
11 AM Sharing Circle
Noon Closing Circle

The Farm Communities Conference May 22-24, 2016
Registration $175 per person
includes meals (Fri supper – Sun brunch)
(Each registrant is asked to bring a specific food item to contribute.)

Event Location

The Ecovillage Training Center, 184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, Tennessee, 38483

Event Fees

1 Adult
$ 175.00
1 Student
$ 125.00
Returning Adult
$ 150.00
Child (5-15)
$ 75.00
Child (4 and under)
$ 25.00