GreenLife Retreats

Retreats designed to inspire and assist you in taking the next step in fulfilling your vision and goals. We guarantee you an enjoyable and memorable exchange.

Experience the Land!

Experience The Farm with a hike on the 1400 acre Big Swan Headwaters Preserve! Hardwood forest and over 5 miles of pristine streams, abundant springs and waterfalls.

The Conference on Sustainability and Community

Set your course for the future, Life In Community! Green Homes Tour, Sustainable Food Production, 90+ KW in Solar Installations, Land Trusts, Midwifery and so much more.

Organic Gardening Intensive

Get hands-on experience and the confidence to get started on your own! Visit permaculture homesteads and gardens, including Amish country.

The Summer Retreat!

Come celebrate the last days of summer before school starts in the little piece of paradise we call home. The Farm is a great place to enjoy life, from the beauty of nature to the myriad of dynamic social activities going on all the time. Get in on some maximum fun, Farm style!

2016 Calendar

retreatsApril 15-17 Experience the Land
In addition to our regular Farm Experience Weekend activities and tours, on Saturday afternoon we'll hike to a waterfall in the 1475 acre Big Swan Headwaters Preserve. The Saturday night dinner and entertainment will be a fundraiser for Swan Conservation gardening intensive

May 27-29 The Conference on Community and Sustainability
Co-sponsored by the Fellowship of Intentional Communities (FIC), this weekend is an immersion in all things community and achieving a lifestyle in line with the values of sustainability. One of our most popular events that promises to be even greater this year!

June 15-19 The Organic Gardening Intensive
A different segment in the gardening season. 5 Days of hands-on gardening and immersion in permaculture, as well as garden tours on and off-The Farm to visit permaculture homesteads, a bamboo nursery, the nearby Amish community, and more.
communityJuly13-17 The Summer Retreat
Like a Farm Experience but with more time to go swimming, hiking, plus kid activities, workshops and always GREAT FOOD! Fun for the entire family. Watch the video.

August: Taking a break

September 16-18 Farm Experience Weekend
Celebrate the Equinox: The best overview of life in community, exploring green building and solar technology, organic gardening, midwifery, alternative education, starting a small business, and so much more. Watch the video. / Farm Experience in Photos

Oct 14-16 Farm Experience Weekend
Fall Colors and a Fire Circle: Always a jam packed weekend. A time of reflection and introspection.

Workshops and Presentations

Green Homes and Ecovillage Tour

Green Homes and Ecovillage Tour

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, Living Roofs, Local Harvest Lumber, Recycled Wonders. Homes and buildings of all shapes and sizes, with gorgeous examples of alternative construction.
Starting a Small Business

Starting a Small Business

Generating an income is essential no matter where you live. The Farm has been an incubator for entrepreneurs and over the years we have seen what types of skills and companies sustainable incomes.
Spiritual Midwifery

Spiritual Midwifery

Countless people have learned about and been drawn to The Farm by its midwifery program and services. Virtually all retreats include an Introduction to Midwifery workshop. Whether you come as a prospective or current mother, grandmother, basic curiosity or interest in pursuing the path of midwifery, this workshop has something to offer you.

A Direct Experience of Sustainability & Community

  • Recharge your energy!
  • Establish a path to greater health and happiness

  • Based on The Farm Community in Tennessee, you are surrounded by nature and the energy that comes from the power of a shared vision, a unique environment for change and growth.

    Now it's up to you. Register today!