Calendar of Events


Year 2013


For Farm Community Dinners during the school year, please send e-mail to be put on the notice list for dates
Open Air Market, third Saturday of the month. Closed in winter.
The Farm Disc Golf League tees off Sundays at 11:00 am and Wednesdays at 3:00 pm. Visitors must be accompanied by a Farm resident or have permission to use the course.


January, 2013


Jan 25-26

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Winter Weekends Permaculture Design Course - Week 1

Jan 26

Ecovillage Training Center

Permablitz at the Prancing Poet

Jan-Feb TBA

Green Life Retreats

Belize Adventure Tour & Retreat


February, 2013


Jan-Feb TBA

Green Life Retreats

Belize Adventure Tour & Retreat

Feb 9-10

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Winter Weekends Permaculture Design Course - Week 2

Feb 18-Mar 1

Ecovillage Training Center

Maya Mountain Permaculture Design Course with Albert Bates,Andrew Goodheart Brown and others

Feb 22-24

Green Life Retreats

Farm Experience Weekend

Feb 23

Ecovillage Training Center

Permablitz at the Prancing Poet


March, 2013


Mar 2-3

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Winter Weekends Permaculture Design Course - Week 3

Mar 3-9

The Farm Midwives

Midwifery Assistant Workshop (MEAC CEU's offered)

Mar 3-9

Ecovillage Training Center

Ecovillage Design Course - Ecological Module with Albert Bates - in Pachamama Ecovillage, Colombia

Mar 16

Ecovillage Training Center

Permablitz at the Prancing Poet

Mar 29-31

Green Life Retreats

Farm Experience Weekend

Mar 29-31

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Winter Weekends Permaculture Design Course - Week 4


April, 2013


Apr 1-May 24

Ecovillage Training Center

Permaculture Apprenticeship

Apr 12-14

Green Life Retreats

Farm Experience Weekend

Apr 13-14

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Winter Weekends Permaculture Design Course - Week 5

Apr 14-20

The Farm Midwives

Midwifery Assistant Workshop (MEAC CEU's offered)

Apr 20

Ecovillage Training Center

Permablitz at the Prancing Poet

Apr 26-28

Ecovillage Training Center

Natural Building Workshop


May, 2013


May 4

Ecovillage Training Center

Permablitz at the Prancing Poet

May 16-18

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Regenerative Earthworks and Soil Food Web

May 16-18

The Farm Midwives

Medicinal Plant workshop, explaining the science behind the folklore

May 19-23

The Farm Midwives

Common Senses and Tradition

May 24-26

Green Life Retreats

FIC Conference on Communities and Sustainability


June, 2013


Jun 1-12

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Summer Permaculture Design Course

Jun 3 - 28

Ecovillage Training Center

Permaculture Apprenticeship

Jun 2-8 or 6-8

Green Life Retreats

Organic Gardening Intensive week or weekend

Jun 16-22

The Farm Midwives

Midwifery Assistant Workshop (MEAC CEU's offered)

Jun 21-22

Ecovillage Training Center

Introduction to Climate Farming

Jun - Aug

Ecovillage Training Center

Permaculture Immersion Apprenticeships

Jun 18-19

The Farm Midwives

Neonatal Resuscitation


July, 2013


Jul 5-7

Ecovillage Training Center

Introduction to Climate Farming in Gaia-Oslo, Norway with Albert Bates

Jul 15 - Sep 6

Ecovillage Training Center

Permaculture Apprenticeship

Jul t.b.a.

Swan Trust Annual Swan Canoe Trip

Jul 11-14

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Advanced Permaculture Course - Ecological Design

Jul 24-28

Green Life Retreats

Farm Experience Summer Retreat

Jul 18-Aug 3

The Farm Midwives

Midwifery Assistant Workshop

Jul 27

Ecovillage Training Center

Fermaculture with Sandor Katz and Albert Bates


August, 2013


Aug - Oct

Ecovillage Training Center

Permaculture Immersion Apprenticeships

Aug 9-18

Ecovillage Training Center

Permaculture Design Course in Ireland with Albert Bates

Aug 25-31

The Farm Midwives

Advanced Midwifery Workshop (MEAC CEU's offered)

Aug 27-28

The Farm Midwives

Neonatal Resuscitation (MEAC CEU's offered)

Aug 30-Sep 3

Ecovillage Training Center

Biochar/Gasifier Stove Camp


September, 2013


Sep 5-9

Ecovillage Training Center

Biochar/Gasifier Stove Camp

Sep 16-Nov 16

Ecovillage Training Center

Permaculture Apprenticeship

Sep 20-22

Green Life Retreats

Farm Experience Weekend

Sep 22-28

The Farm Midwives

Midwifery Assistant Workshop

Sep 30-Oct 12

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Homestead Permaculture Design Course


October, 2013


Oct 11-13

Green Life Retreats

Farm Experience Weekend

Oct 19-22

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Regenerative Earthworks: Rainwater Harvesting, Erosion Control and Soil Fertility

Oct 24-27

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Edible Forest Design


November, 2013


Nov 2-4

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty


December, 2013


Dec 7

The Farm School

Farm School Holiday Bazaar 9-4pm; Free to attend.

Year 2014



February, 2014


Feb 10-22

Ecovillage Training Center

Belize Permaculture Design Course with Albert Bates, Nicole Foss, and Marisha Auerbach

All Dates, Providers and Offerings are subject to change.


For the Ecovillage Training Center, contact 931-964-4474 (10 am-3 pm) or ecovillage at thefarm dot org

For Green Life Retreats, contact Douglas Stevenson or see sustainableliferetreats.com

For Spiral Ridge Permaculture Farm, contact Cliff or Jen Davis 931-231-4099 or see www.spiralridgepermaculture.com

For Plenty, contact: 931-964-4391 or write 87-The Farm, Summertown TN 38483, info at plenty.org

For Midwife Workshops, contact ; 931-964-2472 (mornings) or write the Farm Midwifery Workshop, P.O. Box 217, Summertown TN 38483midwives@midwiferyworkshops.org

For Sonnenshein and Gaia University workshops see www.gaiasoutheast.org.

For The Farm Welcome Center, contact (931) 964-3574 or 100 Farm Rd, Summertown, TN 38483, Vickie at thefarmcommunity.com or visit our web page www.thefarmcommunity.com

For the Vision Quest Workshops contact the Leadership School at www.theleadershipschool.com/ or Thomas Hupp (931-964-2590) Thomas at villagemedia.com

For Swan Center Retreats contact 931-964-4402 foreverwild at swantrust.org

For Earth Advocates Research Farm (Adam/Sue Turtle), contact bambooconsultant@aol.com. Check website for more details at  www.growit.com/bamboo or call 931-964-4151.

For Farm School Events contact Peter Kindfield peter at thefarmcommunity.com

For Kids to the Country contact Mary Ellen Bowen ktc at thefarm dot org

For Unity Center, www.unitycooperative.org

For Gardening Coop www.ourorganicgarden.com


Last updated 8 DEC 2012

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