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


Facing West

May our prints be found to pause at times facing west, reminding those who come after to take in that setting sun, to hold each day to the last. 

Where the World is Breathing

…by the very speaking of the story, the greater forces of wisdom, generosity, courage, love are called into being in the world. 

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.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 "Who says, I'll be a thoughtful bird when I grow up? Stay humble, blend, belong to all directions. Fly love, love a shadow. And sing, sing freely, never let anything get in the way of your singing, not darkness, not winter, not the cries of flashier birds, not the silence that finds you steadfast pen ready, at the edge of four a.m. Your day is so wide it will outlive everyone. It has no roof, no sides." // @NaomiShihabNye ‐-------‐---------------------------------- Photography by @montejosh ‐-------‐---------------------------------- #rollingridgestudyretreat #naomishihabnye #commonyellowthroat #birdphotography #wildlifephotography #warbler
 Join us for an autumn harvest of the wild on the ridge. You’ll learn about what is available to forage in early fall. We will be looking at 10 plants in detail, discussing edibility, medicinal use as well as some primitive skills uses for some plants. // $15; suggested donation // With instructors Josh Evans, Kate Evans & Luke Bauer. Each one has been learning and practicing the foraging arts for nearly a decade and leads workshops that engage people in their local landscape. . . . More Info & Registration at the events page linked in our IG profile or directly at: . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #foraging #foragedfood #foragedmedicine #plantwalk
 Learn how to weave and make your own egg basket out of materials you harvest out of the field and forest! // October 12 // Experience the full process of putting together a ribbed egg basket after harvesting vines and branches from plants you learn to identify at this workshop. Each person should leave with a basket either complete or far enough in process to confidently finish at home. // With Luke Bauer (basket-maker, forager, woods-wanderer, and permaculturist) // More information and registration at the Rolling Ridge events page linked in our IG profile or directly at . . . #rollingridgestudyretreat #basketmaking #eggbasket #basketworkshop #foraging #permaculture
 Singing the Trees retreat // April 24-26, 2020 // Standing tall in majesty and wildness, the trees beckon. Moving in rhythm with wind and rain, these strong and pliable pillars flow with a song of life that offers wisdom and joy. In this place where language fails, music invites us into an ever-deeper relationship with all beings – and with our heart’s longing. Join us as we sing and chant, listen to the music around us, and walk in the companionship of trees. You need not consider yourself a singer nor even feel that you can carry a tune; all are welcome to join in! // with Leah Rampy & David Rampy // More info and registration at our events page (linked in profile or at #rollingridgestudyretreat #natureandsoul #natureandchant #musicretreat
“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