Green Building: The Unity Center

Major progress was made this year on the Unity Center, a project being managed by members of the community's second generation.

The Center will provide short term housing for young people seeking to try life in community, with two studio apartments on the second floor, plus 6 additional single space bedrooms. The downstairs includes a shared kitchen and bathroom/shower facility.


The building was framed using oak timbers and post and beam construction. The exterior siding is poplar planks, trees harvested on The Farm.

In addition to construction, this year a grant from the Tennessee Green Streams Program installed a new driveway with swales and other water diversions to control runoff and prevent erosion.


Scheduled to begin receiving residents in the spring, the building has already been used for events, meetings and a wedding reception.

Once Phase 1 has been completed and the building is in use, Phase 2 will be the addition of a large gathering space along with offices and green business incubation.
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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