What do I need to bring?
What if I have no money?
No one turned away for lack of funds. Email me to set up your work trade.
How do I get there? What are GPS coordinates to the farm?
GPS Coordinates: 36.55115 N 85.87627 W
Directions From Highway 52 in Red Boiling Springs:
Turn on Hwy 56 / Main Street into town (Left turn coming eastbound; Right turn coming westbound)
Turn Left by the Citgo station (Market Street)
Turn Left on McClure
Quick right on College and immediate left onto Heady Ridge Road at fork.
Festival is about 2 miles down Heady Ridge Road on the left.
IMPORTANT - DO NOT Follow directions listed on barefootfarmer.com to Long Hungry Creek Farm.
That will get you to Jeff's house instead of the Festival site. (You can go there some other time!)
What should I expect?
The power to transform yourself and therefore the world lies in you.
It should be every human's birthright to have an unpolluted environment, clean food supply, pure water supply. The tools of each of our respective ancestors, used to feed and heal and grow and defend what was important to generations of humans, have been forgone and almost lost in exchange for what?
Our agriculture poisons us, our buildings suffocate us, our televisions numb us, our health care system makes us sicker, our fossil-fuel dependence enslaves us. So how do we break free? How do we reclaim the gifts of our ancestors and start building the birthright back for our children?
The answer: humble yourself, show up, and practice, practice, practice. No deep transformations ever occurred without some discomfort. Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Then practice, practice, practice.
Are there any rules?
Not too many.
But some common sense considerations are in order.
Please, no car stereos.
This is a "leave no trace" event. Please bring a trash bag with you and leave nothing but footprints. Leave the land more pristine than you found it.
Pay what you can, work trade if you can't!