Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hippie life down on The Farm, TN

Cassi Stuckman (; The Farm; Kelly Ani, Amber Larson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

O, to live like a hippie down on The Farm in good old Tennessee, USA (
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I just returned from a long weekend in Summertown, Tennessee with my mother and grandmother.

We spent three days attending a herb workshop at The Farm (a commune or intentional community), a renowned spot in rural Tennessee that was pioneered by a group of hippies in the 1970’s who wanted more from life:

They wanted to live off the land, promote peace, and have the kind of birth they desired.
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We stayed with a sweet and amazingly hospitable couple. (Their birth story is in Spiritual Midwifery, a book about The Farm’s births).

One night my mother and I sat with our hosts on a bench in the middle of the country road and looked at the sky.
The food served at The Farm was soul food. It came from an on-site garden, and it was vegan/vegetarian because they don’t harm animals on The Farm. It was delicious!
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Hearing my mother and grandmother talk about their birth stories over home cooked meals with other women was something I will cherish forever. Midwives and doulas traveled from Puerto Rico, England, Australia, and other places to spend time tapping into the spiritual energy of this place. More

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