Green Building The Community Center

The Community Center is a focal point for many activities of Farm life, from regular dinners to parties, weddings as well as for meetings, conferences and workshops.

It is also an example of green building.

The Farm Community Center


Much of the framework is constructed from recycled lumber.

The wide and expansive interior is made possible through recycled steel beams which support the ceiling and roof. The interior recycled hardwood floor came from a gym.

The external brick is from a factory we demolished back in 1974.

community dinner
Farm Experience Community Dinner at the Community Center gives you a chance to meet a lot of Farm members and hear their stories.

The factory was located about an hour's drive east from The Farm in a town called Pulaski, known in history books as the birthplace of the Klu Klux Klan. To its credit, the town has stopped the current Klan from holding rallies there and it is better known today for its small, private university.

The factory property had been purchased by a local bank which needed the space for a parking lot. The factory was right in the center of town and the massive hippie work crews were on display daily for town residents, which helped solidify our reputation for hard work among our Tennessee neighbors. When the demolition project was complete, the bank held a banquet in our honor.

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!

Cedar is natutally bug and rot resistant.



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
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