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.


Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Blog


I am so distant from the hope of myself…

I recently participated in a conversation in which dissatisfaction or dissonance was a recurring theme poignantly and piercingly captured in a line quoted from a Mary Oliver poem: I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have goodness, and discernment…...


Strange as it may seem, our flaws, discords, and long, perhaps even unreachable goals are what make our projects viable and strengthen our community. The frays in our hopes and plans are what catch the light.

Processes and Small Circles

“I pin my hopes to quiet processes and small circles, in which vital and transforming events take place.” // Rufus Jones

The Latest from the Mountain

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 "Berries, cucumbers, and squash ripen in the garden faster than we can harvest, weeds grow amok, spirea and wine berries lace themselves across the forest paths, a raccoon removes the window screen and consumes all the cornbread, a bear demolishes the dumpster lid and flings garbage everywhere, grasses spring tall minutes after the mower passes, a forgotten open gate welcomes deer to the beans, an indigo bunting flashes past the car window. Foxes, rabbits, copperheads traverse our landscape and dance in our dreams. Anything could happen in this profligate season on our imperiled and precious planet." // A new essay by Lindsay McLaughlin, now up on the blog (linked in our IG profile) #rollingridgestudyretreat
 We are looking forward to seeing everyone who is coming out for the Fall Volunteer Workday in a few weeks! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 1 and come spend the day at beautiful Rolling Ridge.
 We're more than half way there! . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #solarholler
 The sun is working hard today! Help us make the most of all that energy by donating to our solar project GoFundMe! #rollingridgestudyretreat #solarholler

“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