New Website to be Launched Soon!


Please stay tuned for our new and improved website at this same web address.

Narrow Ridge is hopeful to resume offering public events in the near future. In the meantime, tours of Narrow Ridge and the Natural Burial Preserve are available by appointment (donations appreciated). Please wear face masks and practice social distancing when visiting Narrow Ridge.

Summer Residency in Earth Literacy and Sustainable Living

Narrow Ridge Summer Residency in Earth Literacy and Sustainable Living 2021

When: May 17 - July 31

Who: for 5 individuals, likely college students or recent college graduates

Where: Residents will live in a “Covid Bubble,” in Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center’s Strawbale Lodge, a newly renovated, solar-powered, eco-dwelling.

How to Apply:
Residency Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references (at least 2 of which are professional/academic references) to: [email protected] .

Vision Fast
Saturday, June 5
to Sunday June 13

Vision Fast at Narrow Ridge…a guided experience for persons seeking clarity and peace about life directions centered around three days and nights of solitary fasting in a mountain wilderness setting.

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center (www.narrowridge.org) in rural Grainger County, Tennessee, is offering a Vision Fast Program on June 5 – 13, 2021. Participants in this program will experience two and a half days of preparation and training, three days and three nights of fasting alone on a mountain near Narrow Ridge Center, and two and a half days of processing including a sweat lodge ceremony. Past participants have reported significant increases in clarity about life directions, decisions, and purpose, in addition to finding the experience profoundly restorative in terms of feelings of health and well-being. Wilderness Fasts have been part of the rites of passage of many different cultures since time immemorial.

Earth Day 2021
Virtual Celebration
April 22, 6 - 8 pm

A Free & Virtual Earth Day 2021 Gathering Songs/poetry/stories/networking/action Thursday April 22 (stay tuned for streaming options to be posted at www.facebook.com/narrowridge) Program 6:00 – 7:00 pm Open Mic 7:00 – 8:00 pm (sign up during program) Share an Earth-themed song, poem or story and group information! SPEAKERS/PERFORMERS Kelsey Solomon, poet Maggie Longmire, singer-songwriter Bill Nickle, Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center Mitzi Wood-Von Mizener, Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center Jennifer Alldredge, TN Power & Light/Knoxville Chapter Thomas Fraser, Hellbender Press Osborne/Krause, contemplative folk duo Hosted by Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center