In 1971, Stephen and Ina May Gaskin led 300 followers in caravans of psychedelically painted school buses through 42 states from San Francisco to Tennessee. At the end of the tour The Farm was bought, and the The Farm Midwifery Center was established, one of the first out of hospital birth centers in the US. It was developed as a free midwifery service for women.    

In 1971, Stephen and Ina May Gaskin led 300 followers in caravans of psychedelically painted school buses through 42 states from San Francisco to Tennessee. At the end of the tour The Farm was bought, and the The Farm Midwifery Center was established, one of the first out of hospital birth centers in the US. It was developed as a free midwifery service for women. 

 

 Stephen Gaskin holds a replica of the type of bus they caravanned across the country in 1971.  

Stephen Gaskin holds a replica of the type of bus they caravanned across the country in 1971.  

 Ina May Gaskin peals peaches in her kitchen.

Ina May Gaskin peals peaches in her kitchen.

 Aerial view of The Farm at dawn.

Aerial view of The Farm at dawn.

 Ina May Gaskin in her garden.

Ina May Gaskin in her garden.

 The babies born at The Farm Midwifery Center.

The babies born at The Farm Midwifery Center.

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 In 1971, Stephen and Ina May Gaskin led 300 followers in caravans of psychedelically painted school buses through 42 states from San Francisco to Tennessee. At the end of the tour The Farm was bought, and the The Farm Midwifery Center was established, one of the first out of hospital birth centers in the US. It was developed as a free midwifery service for women.    
 Stephen Gaskin holds a replica of the type of bus they caravanned across the country in 1971.  
 Ina May Gaskin peals peaches in her kitchen.
 Aerial view of The Farm at dawn.
 Ina May Gaskin in her garden.
 The babies born at The Farm Midwifery Center.
HomeBirth_7.jpg
HomeBirth_8.jpg
JEarnshaw_Homebirthsupplies.jpg
HomeBirth_9.jpg
HomeBirth_10.jpg

In 1971, Stephen and Ina May Gaskin led 300 followers in caravans of psychedelically painted school buses through 42 states from San Francisco to Tennessee. At the end of the tour The Farm was bought, and the The Farm Midwifery Center was established, one of the first out of hospital birth centers in the US. It was developed as a free midwifery service for women. 

 

Stephen Gaskin holds a replica of the type of bus they caravanned across the country in 1971.  

Ina May Gaskin peals peaches in her kitchen.

Aerial view of The Farm at dawn.

Ina May Gaskin in her garden.

The babies born at The Farm Midwifery Center.

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