Farm Experience Vegan Cooking Workshop
Experience Weekends include a Vegan Cooking Workshop
Join us for a weekend of great food and great fun!
Check out these reviews of our February and October 2011 Vegan Cooking Retreats.
Review: February 2012 retreat.
  • Soy and Tofu
  • Raw Foods / Raw Desserts
  • Cheese Alternatives
  • Using Your Dehydrator
  • More

Additional Activities:

  • Farm History Slide show with a special focus on our Diet and Nutrition Evolution
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Saturday Night: Farm Community Dinner
  • Saturday Night: Live Music

Jump start your life on the road to better health, learning from cooks that really know how to make vegan food taste great!

Workshop presenters include authors and Farm Community residents with decades of experience in the preparation of delicious vegan meals.

Weekend registration includes all meals, activities and live entertainment on Saturday night.

Registration: (click here)

  • Single - $250 per person
  • Couples - $450
  • Students - $175
  • Children ages 5 -15 - $75
  • 4 and under Free

Click here for a list of accommodations on The Farm

community dinner

Join us for our vegan community dinner and Saturday night entertainment.

Great Food! Great Fun!

For more activities, check out:  
The Farm Community calendar Green Life Retreats Calendar

Breakfast at Doug's

Breakfast: Raw granola made from assorted nuts, soy yogurt with homegrown strawberries, barley muffins with homegrown blueberries and "soysage."

commumity dinner
Community Dinner: Thai stir fry with tofu, rice and a fantastic green salad.
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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Camp sites include
water, shower and bathroom facilities.
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Our cooking classes have featured a variety of cooks and authors.
Below, a look at some of our previous Workshop Presenters
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Douglas Stevenson

Douglas is the host for the weekend and president of Village Media and Green Life Retreats. He is an author with over 1000 published articles appearing in magazines of all types. A vegetarian for nearly 40 years, his column, "The Practical Vegetarian" was distributed by Sony to hundreds of readers for 3 years. Farm Fresh, his free e-newsletter, goes out monthly to an audience of 5000. It frequently includes recipes along with information on gardening and how to live lighter on the earth.

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Bianca Phillips

Bianca is a writer for Memphis Tennessee's alternative weekly The Memphis Flier and her blog and newly released book Vegan Crunk are making waves in the nationwide vegan scene.

Check out this article where she talks about modifying traditional Southern cooking to create tasty vegan fare.

Barbara Bloomfield

Barbara Bloomfield

Barbara is a long time member and one of the favorite cooks on The Farm. She is the author of two cookbooks, More Fabulous Beans and Soup's On!

If you are lucky, you will rent a room at her home for a weekend stay and enjoy some of her fabulous recipes!

Louise Hagler

Louise is a founding member of The Farm Community. For close to 40 years now, Louise has been enjoying and creating vegan cuisine to satisfy the western palate. Originally based on the complete protein base soyfoods, this quest expanded to include beans, seed, nuts, and grains from cultural cuisines around the world.

Louise is one of the pioneers who first introduced tofu and vegan cuisine to the US. Little did she know what a big part of her life the soft white curd would come to be.

Louise Hagler’s books have sold over 742,000 copies.

Tofu Quick and Easy / Miso Cookery

Cynthia Hozapfel

Cynthia Holzapfel

Cynthia Holzapfel is a health editor and research writer specializing in vegetarian cooking and nutrition.

As managing editor for Book Publishing Company, she has contributed to more than 50 cookbooks and health titles.

She is author of Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss and Good Health and Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty. She has lived at the Farm Community with her husband for over 30 years. Cynthia's daughter Laura also lives on The Farm with her husband, Louise's son Floyd, plus two kids, Cynthia and Louise's grandchildren!

Alan Roettinger

Alan Roettinger

Alan brought his extraordinary talents as a celebrity chef to the world of vegan cooking to our February 2011 workshop. Creating mouth watering gourmet meals with a quick flourish he has truly earned the title Speed Vegan, with those lucky enough taste his delectable delights calling out for more!


Check out this video of Alan showing how to prepare tofu and Soba noodles.

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Leah Thomas

Daughter of Douglas, Leah was born on The Farm and is a current resident and member along with her husband and two children.

She is developing a collection of recipes for a cookbook that gets children involved with making their own food plus tips on how to incorporate vegetables and other foods into kid's diets. Her black bean brownies are delicious!


More to come! Register online at The Farm Catalog

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Barb's "hands-on" class featuring raw chocolate desserts and vegan baking.
Leah prepares a velvety butternut squash soup (homegrown of course).  

Louise Hagler shares recipes from her recent travels in Mexico.

Douglas dishes our a delectable treat not to be missed when visiting The Farm - Ice Bean!
  ice bean with douglas Stevenson

Weekend registration includes all meals, activities and live entertainment on Saturday night.

Registration: (click here)

Click here for a list of accommodations on The Farm


  Green Life Retreats
A division of Village Media Services
PO Box 259
Summertown, TN 38483
931-964-2590 - office
931-626-4035 - cell