Cancelled for 2017 – I am taking a break.
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. There is so much to take in, 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!
The summer retreat is designed to give families a way to truly savor the Farm experience, with more time to relax, to build connections, to focus some quality time.
We’ll spend the week swimming, hiking, listening to and playing music, enjoying really great food and each other’s company.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Here’s a look at our tentative schedule:
Wednesday – Meet and Mingle, Dinner & Farm History Slide Show
Thursday – Early Morning in the Garden, Breakfast, Farm Tour, Lunch Break, Swimming Hole, Kid Crafts, Vegan Cooking Class, Yoga, Dinner
Friday – Blueberry Picking, Lunch, Creek Walk, Kid Crafts, Dinner, Campfire, Live Music
Saturday – Green Home and Business Tour, Lunch, Swimming Hole, Ecovillage Tour, All Farm Barbecue at the Dome
Sunday – Brunch – Presentation: Spiritual Philosophy and meditation, Closing Circle
More to come! Send us your suggestions!
We are limiting the registrations to this event to 50 people.
Sign up now to reserve a place for you and your family.
The Farm’s Swimmin’ Hole will
keep us cool throughout the weekend.
It features a sandy beach and
a roped off shallow area for the little ones.
This is a great place to meet and interact
with other Farm residents and their families.
We will take a creek walk into The Big Swan Headwaters Preserve, 1400 acres owned by Swan Trust that surrounds the Farm Community. Beat the heat surrounded by nature!
Our dome will be the center of many activities, including Saturday’s All Farm Barbeque.
All meals will be vegan, with dairy, snacks and other foods available from The Farm Store.
We’ll also have live music.
Bring an instrument if you’d like to perform.
The dome also has a great collection of
playground equipment for the youngsters.
On our Green Building Tour you’ll see:
- The Farm SchoolOur Passive Solar School
- A Cord Wood Home
- A Straw Bale Home
- A Solar “Grid-Tie” Photovoltaic System
- A Locally-Harvested Timber Cabin
- A Salvaged-Materials Home
- A Tornado-Proof / Super Insulated ICF Home
- An Earth Shelter
- Earth Bag, Cob, Earth Plaster
- Rainwater Catchment Systems
- The Community Garden…and more!
How about a bit of yoga?
Perhaps a massage?
You’ll find endless ways to relax and
and enhance your well-being during your stay.
The blueberry harvest will be ripe
during your visit.
We’ll do some picking and then have them for breakfast. Yummy!
Your registration fee includes:
Breakfasts and Evening Meals
Lunch available from The Farm Store
All Scheduled Activities & Workshops
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there other children at the Summer Retreat?
It really varies from year to year, both in the number of children and their ages. I usually invite Farm families with children (whose ages match) to participate with us at various times throughout the week.
Are there shady spots in the camping area?
The answer is yes, including platforms down in the woods that makes for a level spot on the side of the hill (first come, first served. Camping will be at the Ecovillage Training Center where there are showers, toilet facilities and access to a kitchen.
The ETC is about 2 miles from our Store and the center of “town,” so having a vehicle can be useful. I will also have a van to shuttle us around when we travel as a group.