5 Day Intensive Training
Sessions will begin Monday morning and (officially) end Friday after lunch. We will start sessions at 8:30am every day. Lunch will be from 1:30pm - 2:30pm and we will finish up at 5:30pm.
The 5 day training will be divided approximately 50/50 between classroom training and hands-on work in the garden (roughly 4 hours of each per day).
Friday evening through Saturday evening. There is the option to stay over the Sabbath where we will have an agriculture-focused time for sharing and study at no additional charge.
Tuition Cost: Tuition is on a donation basis. We understand that all do not have the same ability to support this program, though we know how valuable this training is to your family. We ask that you would prayerfully support our Agricultural Education Ministry and make a donation of your choosing to help us continue this valuable training to those eager to get back to the land as God has intended.
We are confident that God has called us to these week-long trainings and trust Him to supply our need. Thank you for considering a donation towards the tuition.
Registration: $50.00 (non refundable). This fee guarantees your seat in the class.
Textbooks: $50.00 per application. You will need at least one set per family. Additional sets can be purchased onsite.
Class Size: Trainings need a minimum of six people to make it worth our time and effort. We are committed to keeping the classes small enough to allow plenty of one on one interaction. We reserve the right to cancel the training if the minimum numbers are not met.
Families are welcome, but we need to be clear that this is not a day care. We do not have supervision for children, and we don't want children running around unsupervised, so you will need to plan for one parent to be responsible for children at all times. They are welcome to sit in on classes as long as they do not distract from the teaching.
Training Location: Our farm is located at 654 Dry Prong Rd. Williamsport, TN
Check In: Check in are on Sunday after 3:00pm for any of the housing options.
Barnhouse Room: Sleeps 2 people - 1 Queen size bed and shared bathroom. You will be John and Pam's personal guest(s) in their home - $300 (1 room available)
Creekside Cabin #1: This tiny cabin (12'x12') sits beside the creek on our property and has 2 mattress in a sleeping loft (must be able to climb ladder) and 1 small sofa/twin bed downstairs. Includes limited electricity. There is no air conditioning but fans are provided. Bring your own linens and towels. Bathroom and shower are available in the barn, which is a short walk from your cabin. $175
Creekside Cabin #2: This tiny cabin (12'x12') sits next to a creek on the property, and has 2 twin mattresses in a sleeping loft and 1 small sofa/ twin bed. Includes electric and a compost toilet. No air conditioning. No linens or towels provided. Showers are available in the barn, which is a short walk from your cabin. $200
Creekside Cabin #3: This tiny cabin (8'x8') was originally built for our daughter as a play house and has been repurposed as a guest cabin. It overlooks the creek on our property and has 1 twin mattress in the sleeping loft. Includes limited electricity. No air conditioning, but a fan is provided. Bring your own linens and towels. Bathroom and Showers are available in the barn, which is a short walk from your cabin. Be prepared to duck as the door and the sleeping loft are shorter than standard. $150
RV Pad: One full hook-up site is available with a 30 amp plug. Located next to one of our homes on the property. There is no bathhouse included with this site. $175 (1 available)
Tenting Option: Tent Option: Indoors or Outdoors. Our large training center has plenty of room to camp either indoors or outdoors. Bathroom and Shower facility is available inside the training center. $100
Airbnb options: We have some homes not too far from the farm that are Airbnb's. Contact us for more information. Call Pam at 931-626-3201.
Breakfasts: Are optional (you can either eat with us or on your own). Cost for lunch will be $8 each for adults and $6 for children (12 and under).
Lunches: As part of the training/educational experience, we would love everyone to join us for lunch. Vegetarian meals are deliciously prepared using organic produce from our farm. Cost for lunch is $8 each for adults and $6 for children (12 and under). per day.
Suppers: On your own.
Call 931-626-3201 or email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Space is limited, so act quickly!
September 3-8, 2023. Introduction to Market Gardening.
This workshop will assume you have a general knowledge of growing and now you are exploring the possibility of doing this on a market scale. We will cover all aspects of market gardening, focusing especially on tools and techniques for efficiency. You will also help harvest and market at one of our Farmer’s Markets. Appropriate for those seeking to start a family farm (like ours) or for institutional farmers trying to build up a new (or struggling) program.
October 23-27, 2023. Introduction to Winter Growing.
For those who don’t want the fresh veggies to end at the first frost, this training will teach you all the basics of how to grow year round anywhere in the US. We will cover what to grow, when to plant it and how to protect it (with very simple, inexpensive techniques). This all comes while we are gearing up for our winter growing season, so you will get to practice what you are learning in our market garden — as well as help us work on building/renovating hoophouses.
March 2024 - Date TBD Introduction to Organic Gardening. This workshop will cover all the basics from choosing a garden site to soil preparation to seeding to harvest. You will then be able to practice all these new skills in our garden. This is where you want to begin! You will leave feeling empowered to start your own garden.
One Day Seminars coming in 2024!