The 1960's counter-culture of their youth lives on at the Farm, a spiritual intentional community created in 1971 by Stephen Gaskin and 200+ of his "students" after traveling the nation in a caravan of school buses.
The counter-culture "flower children" of the 1960's settled in Lewis County, finding it to be one of the friendliest of all the places visited. The Farm is still flourishing as the "flower children" have become parents and grandparents.
The Farm is home to many businesses and non-profit organizations, as well as a private school, community store and many beautiful natural areas. Beginning in 1971, The Farm Community has not only survived, but remains as a model lifestyle for humanity, demonstrating that humans can live together in a way that is ecological, peaceful, and viable.
The individuals at the Farm believe they can do better in a group than they could alone. The Farm has become well known for many things, from natural childbirth and midwifery to healthy diet and vegetarian cuisine, creative arts and alternative technologies to its partnerships and assistance to native cultures.
Open to the public daily 9-5 pm. 931-964-3574 http://www.thefarmcommunity.com/
The Farm Welcome Center
100 Farm Road
Summertown, TN 38483