Celebrating 20+ years as an Earth Literacy Center

Music Jam, Saturday
May 23rd, 7 - 10pm

Narrow Ridge invites our friends and neighbors to join us for our open music jam on Saturday, March 28 from 7 to 10 pm at 1936 Liberty Hill Rd. If the weather permits we will meet at our outdoor stage just up the road from our Mac Smith Resource Center. Otherwise we will meet in the Mac Smith Resource Center. Guests are invited to share their talents in a forum that provides equal time to all who wish to participate. Our music gatherings are always a great way to get to know our neighbors and to witness first hand the amazing talent that exists here in our beautiful valley home. This a non-alcoholic event, that is free and open to all ages. Bring your friends, family, blanket or lawn chair (if outside), and good cheer. Contributions to the snack table are appreciated but not required (finger foods only, please). HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US! For more information contact Mitzi Wood-Von Mizener at 865-497-3603 or community@narrowridge.org.

Straw Bale Volunteer Work Project
Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015

We invite our friends and neighbors to join us as we work and learn about straw bale construction while assisting with the building of a home in the Hogskin Valley Land Trust. Lodging will be available to volunteers for $15 per night in our Strawbale Lodge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Lunches will be provided to volunteers in appreciation of their help. It is important for us to have an idea of how many will be joining in this effort so that we know how much food and lodging is needed. To reserve your place or for more information contact Mitzi at 865-497-3603 or community@narrowridge.org

Vision Fast at Narrow Ridge
June 20th - 28th, 2015

Why would you willingly put yourself into the middle of a mountain wilderness, alone with a minimum of shelter and no food for three days and nights?  For as far back as we can imagine human beings have sought out just such circumstances, often i times of transition, to see guidance, inspiration, and a deeper connection with the sacred.

Almost every culture on earth has traditions involving initiations or rites in the natural world: the Walkabouts of the Australian Aborigines, the quest of the Native Americans, the Himalayan cave for the yogi.  Jesus, the Buddha as well as Mohammad, all made their pilgrimages into the wilderness.

The Vision Fast at narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center returns you to Earth as the original source and teacher.  This can be one of the most powerful, life changing experiences of your life. . .