In 1971, a caravan of 80 white school buses and assorted other vehicles carrying 320 hippie idealists landed on an abandoned farm in central Tennessee. They had a mission: to be a part of something bigger than themselves, to follow a peaceful and spiritual path, and to make a difference in the world.

Today The Farm is home to roughly 200 people living on seven square miles, and is an intentional community of families and friends. We choose to live in community where we share our lives and fortunes, good times and hard times. We feel that we can be stronger and more useful together than we could be separately.

We invite you to help us in continuing our mission of promoting compassion for our planet and all of those who inhabit it!

There are many ways in which you can participate:

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The Ecovillage Training Center offers a unique environment for folks who are just beginning to learn and think about implementing more sustainable practices and others who have dedicated their lives to topics around permaculture.