Preserving over 500 acres of Appalachian countryside through community land trusts and conservation restrictions. Lease sites in our Black Fox Community Land Trust are now available.
17th Annual Hogskin History Day: Sat, Sep 10
Join us as we celebrate the rich history and culture of our Hogskin Valley home and surrounding area. This year's theme is water. We'll enjoy good food, good music, local history, tours of eco-buildings and the Natural Burial Preserve, arts and crafts, children's activities, a cash raffle of up to $2000 and much more!
Immersion in the Natural World
Narrow Ridge offers opportunities to reconnect with the natural world through seasonal celebrations, organic gardening, day and night hikes, wild foraging and wild flower workshops, and solitary time outdoors.
7-minute PBS Video on Narrow Ridge
We are grateful to East TN PBS for this nice video that gives a brief overview of the work of Narrow Ridge.
Eco-lodging and Retreats
Narrow Ridge offers opportunities for retreat in our solar-powered, eco-friendly lodging. Overnight, weekend, or week-long stays are available for individuals; couples; families; and school, church, or work-related groups. Our lodging is perfect for Board and faculty retreats, team building workshops, alternative spring or fall breaks, family reunions, and 4-H or scout retreats.
MLK Conversation Friday, January 13 6:30 -9:00 p.m.
Join us on Friday, January 13 for the 10th Annual MLK Conversation: Standing Together for Justice and Equality at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center on Dandridge Ave in Knoxville. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm with presentations beginning at 7:00 pm by Clarence Vaughn, Rebecca Hussein, Angel Ibarra and Melanie Barron on the elevated threat level to at-risk communities and people.
This is an OREPA event which is co-sponsored by Narrow Ridge and other regional non-profits and faith-based communities. For more information call 865-776-5050 or visit orepa.org.
Narrow Ridge featured in Discover Grainger Magazine
Narrow Ridge is grateful to Tommy Campbell of the Rogersville Review and Discover Grainger Magazine for the fine 9-page article on Narrow Ridge in this year's edition of Discover Grainger Magazine. The article appears on pages 58-66 of the magazine which can be viewed below. Copies of the magazine can be picked up at the Rogersville Review office at 316 East Main Street, Rogersville, TN or at several Interstate Welcome Centers in East Tennessee.
“The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time:
the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.”
Narrow Ridge has a long history of creating worthwhile initiatives that embody its cornerstone values--Sustainability, Community, Spirituality. Examples include protecting 600 acres of rural land, providing a place for spiritual retreat and renewal for visitors and residents alike, establishing the state's first approved natural burial grounds, and building community both among those who come to Narrow Ridge because they believe in its mission as well as with local folk on the relatively remote, north side of Clinch Mountain in Grainger County.