Experiential Learning

Our programs emphasize immersion in nature and first-hand sustainable living experiences.  Alternative Spring and Fall Break, courses for academic credit, “green” workshops, organic gardening and food preservation, and a youth peace camp are a few examples of our program offerings. Programs can be customized to fit the needs of your school, college, university, church, work team or other group.

Solo, Family, and Group Retreats

Nestled in a mountain setting our eco-lodging offers an ideal retreat destination for individuals and groups alike.

Home Sites Available

Join a growing community committed to sustainable living with 45 home sites and 150+ acres set aside as wilderness.

Simple, Natural, Meaningful

Narrow Ridge is honored to provide an alternative to conventional burial in the first 'green cemetery' in the state of Tennessee.   Our natural burial preserve offers a return to a simpler, more natural manner of laying our loved ones to rest while preserving the beauty and natural integrity of their final resting place.

Earth Literacy Programs
Experiential Learning

Our programs emphasize immersion in nature and first-hand sustainable living experiences.  Alternative Spring and Fall Break, courses for academic credit, “green” workshops, organic gardening and food preservation, and a youth peace camp are a few examples of our program offerings. Programs can be customized to fit the needs of your school, college, university, church, work team or other group.

Natural Burial

Simple, Natural, Meaningful

Narrow Ridge is honored to provide an alternative to conventional burial in the first 'green cemetery' in the state of Tennessee.   Our natural burial preserve offers a return to a simpler, more natural manner of laying our loved ones to rest while preserving the beauty and natural integrity of their final resting place.

Eco-lodging

Solo, Family, and Group Retreats

Nestled in a mountain setting our eco-lodging offers an ideal retreat destination for individuals and groups alike.

Community Land Trust

Home Sites Available

Join a growing community committed to sustainable living with 45 home sites and 150+ acres set aside as wilderness.

THERE'S MORE

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Enrollment is open but limited for our Fall Vision Fast. Need-based scholarship is available. Apply now.

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Spend a summer living off-grid in our gorgeous Strawbale Lodge!

Accepting applications now

The world is eminently sensible as it is. That is the basic tenet of Earth Literacy. The Earth – our planetary world – and all the communities of life that inhabit it, make wonderfully good sense. Well, almost all. We humans may be the exception. It is too early to tell. We are a very young species, and we’re … (continue reading)

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Our tasks are mighty. Together we can grow our impact.

 

What is Earth Literacy?

We are all teachers and we are all learners.
We are all part of just one community.
We are aware of our relationship with others, nature and the divine.
We seek to look closer & deeper so as to see farther & wider.

Begin here until we can be together again.