Transition Asheville hosts Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center reps on Aug. 20

Press release from Transition Asheville:

Our next event, taking place on Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Asheville, will feature representatives from the Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, located in northeast Tennessee. Its website,, describes the Center as a “nonprofit organization established to study, teach and demonstrate sustainability with solar powered rental facilities and homes that have been “off the grid” since 1991. Narrow Ridge is dedicated to providing experiential learning.”

It goes on to say, “We are located at 1936 Liberty Hill Road, on the ‘north side’ of Grainger County, 5 miles from Washburn, TN and 15 miles east of US 25E. Beginning on 40 acres in the 1970s, the Center has grown to encompass and protect more than 500 acres of mountain land. Components include an Earth literacy resource center and library, eco-friendly meeting and lodging rental facilities, a recently initiated natural burial preserve, and three community land trusts.

“Academic and experiential programs include social ecology courses, Vision Fasts, sustainable living and natural immersion experiences, and alternative spring break opportunities. Our growing agricultural effort includes a demonstration garden and orchard that provide experiential learning opportunities and supply food for program guests. Ongoing community events at the Center include Music Jams, Film Nights, Equinox and Solstice Celebrations, community potlucks, Yoga classes, and our annual Hogskin History Day, which celebrates the beauty, history, culture and music of our area.”

If you are interested in volunteering and internship opportunities, Narrow Ridge invites you to schedule a visit by calling 865-497-2753. For more information about the event, contact Rebecca Mahan at 812-334-0176 or

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