Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Connected to a wide circle of those who share a deep longing for a more authentic, nature-connected and soul-infused life.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Located on a 1400-acre nature preserve owned by the Rolling Ridge Foundation and protected by a conservation easement with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Exploring the connections of spirit, faith and the wild earth.


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Tulip Poplar Bark Basket Workshop

June 1, 2019 // Learn how to identify, select and transform a Tulip Poplar tree into your own berry basket. Each student will leave the class having made their own basket from pre-cut logs.

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 "...make me attentive to my mortality that I may begin to die now... to grudges and indifference, to certainties that smother possibilities, to my fascination with false securities, to my addiction to sweatless dreams, to my arrogant insistence on how it has to be; to my corrosive fear of dying someday which eats away the wonder of living this day..." // Ted Loder . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #tedloder
 "Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year." // Ralph Waldo Emerson
 On Saturday, June 1 come learn to create a beautiful and unique bark basket made with materials sourced completely from the forest at Rolling Ridge. // Bark baskets have an ancient history in forested landscapes all over the world.  There is a short window between May and June in this region when Tulip Poplar bark can be “slipped” from the tree and fashioned into a basket.  These baskets are easily assembled given a knowledge of the materials and a patient hand.  Learn how to identify, select and transform a Tulip Poplar tree into your own berry basket. . . . Full details and registration at our events page ( #barkbasket #basketry #basketmaking #tulippoplar #tulippoplarbark #rollingridgestudyretreat #primitiveskills #wildcrafting
 Voices of the Wells: Restorying the Heroine's Journey // May 31 - June 2, 2019 is now open for registration! This very popular annual retreat includes openings for wandering in solitude, sharing dreams and stories, ceremony, the rhythm of drums, and sacred circle dance. // " is time for women to reclaim our heritage as well-tenders and hear again our ancestral stories from many traditions; stories that remind us about our belonging to the animate Earth, about our capacity for courage, for healing, and for re-weaving the beautiful garment of our world." // Details can be found on our event page, linked in profile (Collage art by Doug Van Houten:  #rollingridgestudyretreat

“You are in this time of the interimRolling Ridge Study Retreat
Where everything seems withheld.
The path you took to get here has washed out.
The way forward is still concealed from you.
The old is not old enough to have died away
The new is still too young to be born.”


-John O’Donohue