Past events


The Farm Conference on Community and Sustainability

Discover the power of life in community at one of the most dynamic examples on the planet, The Farm Community in Summertown, TN. The Farm celebrates 40 years of community activism with our third conference in partnership with the Fellowship of Intentional CommunitiesBring bikes, instruments, some food to share, an open mind, ideas, and enthusiasm. Liberate your mind! Rejuvenate your soul!

Meet and visit with FIC representatives from communities around the country. There will be an FIC books table, and a fundraising auction (bring something to donate).

Bring bikes, instruments, some food to share, an open mind, ideas, and enthusiasm.

Liberate your mind! Rejuvenate your soul!

Douglas Stevenson
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Green Homes & Ecovillage Tours

  • Straw Bale, Deltec, Earth Shelter, Cob, Cordwood
  • Passive Solar, Clay Slip, Log Cabin, Amish Cabins
  • Insulating Concrete Form, Domes, Earth Bag
  • Solar Showers, Solar Power
  • Local Harvest Lumber, Recycled Wonders

Homes and buildings of all shapes and sizes, with gorgeous examples of alternative construction


Sustainable Food Production

  • Community Garden Tours
  • Seasonal Fruit - Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Apples, Figs
  • Bees and Insect Management
  • Beans, Corn, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Carrots, Melons and more!

This is not commercial farming, but food grown and consumed by the families who live here.


Big Swan Headwaters Preserve

  • Over 1000 acres of The Farm’s 1750 acres are undeveloped forest.
  • Another 1475 acres surrounding the community is owned by Swan Trust, a nonprofit land trust founded by Farm members.
  • Hike scheduled for Saturday

Workshops include:

  • Midwifery
  • Alternative Education,
  • Growing Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Conflict Resolution & Nonviolent Communication

The Spiritual Path

  • Health & Diet
  • Starting a Small Business
  • and so much more.

Music, Music, Music

Music has always been a very big part of The Farm Community, serving as a communion for bring people and generations together.

We'll have a concert on Saturday featuring Farm and local musicians in conjunction with a wedding celebration.

The Farm Communities Conference May 27-29, 2011

Registration $150 per person after May 15 - $175
includes camping (Fri & Sat) 
includes meals (Fri supper - Sun brunch)
(Each registrant is asked to bring a specific food item to contribute.)

Click here to register online
or make the check out to (and mail to)
Village Media Services
Douglas Stevenson
PO Box 259
Summertown, TN 38483

Recent and upcoming events

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  • The Farm Conference on Community and Sustainability  May 27-29, 2011
    Discover the power of life in community The Farm Community in Summertown, TN. in May 27-29, 2011
  • Canadian Ecovillage Conference, June 2011
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  • 1er Encuentro Iberoamericano de Ecoaldeas y Consejo de Visiones
    Encuentro de Ecoaldeas y Consejo de Visiones, del 7 al 14 de enero del 2012, en Ecoaldea Atlantida, en la Region Sur-Andina de Colombia.