Green Building Locally Harvested Lumber
When you come to The Farm , you'll have the opportunity to check out the re-surfaced deck on our Community Center.
The old deck was built from treated wood back in the 80's and sun damage had caused it to splinter and crumble. The work on the new deck was accomplished with volunteer labor on a community work day. The locally harvested cedar was purchased from a nearby Amish saw mill. It smells great!

This new home faces south with large windows along its south wall. It also incorporates a white roof of enamel coated tin which carries a 40 year warranty and never needs painting.

Our crews work fast! After the foundation was built it took a little over a week to get this house dried in.

local lumber
Above: Locally harvested and milled Poplar 1 by's for the exterior siding'. The "Board and Baton" style uses vertical boards with a narrow strip of wood called a "baton"to cover the spaces between boards.


Workshops and Activities
Farm School
Green Buildings and Homes Tour
Our 14th year!

community dinner
Life in Community

Gardening and Growing Food
Meditation & Yoga
The Spiritual Path

Health and Diet

Experience the Land April 12-14
swan trust

Community & Sustainability Conference May 22-24FIC..

Organic Gardening Intensive
June 3-7 Five Days of hands-on gardening as well as garden tours on and off-The Farm to visit the nearby Amish community, permaculture homesteads, and more...more
Summer Retreat July 15-19
Swimming, hiking, kid activities, workshops and GREAT FOOD! Fun for the entire family. Includes camp sites. Click here for a list of accommodations
Midwifery Workshops
Visit our web site to see the full calendar.
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Camp sites include
water, shower and bathroom facilities.
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Summertown, TN 38483
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