The Farm is an 860 acre family-owned working strawberry farm in Northern Alabama, nestled at the base of Sand Mountain. The Jones family is descended from the original homesteaders and still work the land today to the eighth generation.
The property serves as not only a home away from home for August Corps, but as both inspiration for new work and the backdrop for its harvest.
On the land sits fields, forest, natural spring creeks, mountain bluff and a cavern with electric lighting and walking path. The Farm is located two hours outside of Birmingham, AL and 45 minutes from Chattanooga, TN.
The Corps holds a summer training retreat for two weeks in July. This time is devoted to ensemble training and development of our new show culminating in a workshop performance in the Cavern space for an invited audience at The Farm.
In order to keep AC’s training retreat cost-free for ensemble members, AC partners with Jones Farm in a work exchange program. Participants perform tasks to support the daily function on the farm before morning training in exchange for room and board.