Private Retreats

We are honored to collaborate with many community and professional groups doing important work.

This calendar shows a partial listing of groups who will hold their event or retreat with us in 2022. Whether you are an organization, business, state agency, yoga studio, school, or family looking for a unique wedding or reunion spot, you can book your own event or retreat with us.

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Dates: June 8, 2022

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is working to uproot the causes of violence and to build a world free of oppression where actions, beliefs and systems support all people to thrive. You can read more about Vermont Network and their mission here.

Race and Environmental Justice Committee of Providence

Dates: June 2-5, 2022

REJC is a group of Black, Indigenous, and people of color representing communities living at the frontlines of environmental racism in Providence. In 2021, their committee decided to implement health and wellness plans to sustain and strengthen their members and their communities, as well as their own organization. Being able to afford time to rest and retreat is often a luxury that is mostly inaccessible to people of frontline communities. Retreating as a form of resistance and healing practice is core to the values of being able to “co-create and co-lead collaborative efforts for a better relationship to earth and each other”. We are thrilled to be hosting them this year. You can read more about REJC and their mission here.

NOFA-VT Celebrates 50 Years

Dates: June 10, 2022

Past and present NOFA-VT board members and staff will gather at Knoll Farm to celebrate 50 years of movement-building. Read more on their website.

Farm to Institution New England

Dates: July 12-14, 2022

Farm to Institution New England is a six-state network of nonprofit, public and private entities working together to transform our food system by increasing the amount of good, local food served in our region’s schools, hospitals, colleges, correctional facilities, and other institutions. The FINE network consists of non-profit organizations, government agencies, institutions, foundations, farms, food distributors, food processors, food service operators and others. Learn more…

Yoga, Mindfulness, Journaling Retreat at Knoll Farm

with Align Retreats

Dates: July 15-17 2022

A relaxing weekend at Knoll Farm to enjoy a digital detox, realign with your goals and reboot your nervous system. Let by Align Retreats, this experience will include yoga, meditation, journaling and other creative explorations. Sign up, or learn more here.  

Island Foundation Conservation Resiliency Fellowship

Date: July 18-21, 2022

Local and global conservation issue areas are becoming more polarized and those addressing the issues feel that these issues are becoming more difficult to address. To make matters worse, we have been isolated from one another for multiple years at a time when connection and support matters most. All fields of conservation are feeling ecological grief, and the lack of attention to the stress upon our conservation leaders is increasingly taking a toll on the mental and physical wellbeing of those in the field.

How do we keep those involved in conservation going? While our current recovery from the Pandemic and the divisive political climate play roles in the pressures on our wellbeing, there are also key issue areas within the field that should be addressed to minimize burn out. This includes first addressing that burnout and lack of human resiliency are real issues that keep us from doing our best work. Then, recognizing the complexity and challenges of working in conservation that range from risking one’s own life daily to save endangered species, to addressing disparities in equity and justice, to simply managing the overhead costs associated with educating the public.

The challenges facing conservation are so vast that more work, more information, and more hours cannot be the only answer; in fact, we have proof that it’s not. What’s also critical is for us to be our better selves: clear-headed, compassionate, courageous, wise, and determined. What we need most now are closer and more honest relationships among practitioners because that builds resiliency and adds to our collective wisdom as we face these shared challenges in conservation work.

We need to be better allies to one another, support each other when grappling with grief and fatigue, discover how we are different, and explore what we each bring to the challenges. In short, we need to learn how to revitalize ourselves so we can revitalize our field and do more courageous work when it is most needed.

The Island Foundation, in partnership with New Learning Journey and Peter Forbes, would like to provide an opportunity for 16 Conservation-minded grantees to take part in a three day, in-person gathering (July 18-21, 2022) at Knoll Farm, in the mountains of Vermont. The goal is to address conservation fatigue by building relationships and increasing resiliency.

The Philosopher’s Retreat

Dates: August 1-5, 2022

A group of academics from around the country meet for a week of discussion, debate and retreat.

ACLU Vermont

 Date:  August 8 – 10, 2022

The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont is dedicated to advancing the civil rights and civil liberties of all Vermonters. Since its founding in 1967, the ACLU of Vermont has been the state’s premier guardian of liberty, working in the courts, the legislature, and in communities to preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. MORE…

JP Centre Yoga Centre Retreat

Dates: August 31-September 5, 2022

Join Daniel Max and Brenna Matthews for JP Centre Yoga’s True Nature retreat for a mind-body reboot with daily yoga, meditation, philosophy, and artistic expression to help reconnect to one’s own true nature.

“Embracing diversity and honoring that which connects us all, our mission is to establish a community model that celebrates physical, emotional, and spiritual awareness for JP Centre Yoga and beyond.”

Sculpture School

Knoll Farm is home to Eddie Merma’s Sculpture School.  For more information about Eddie’s programs and to register please go to the Sculpture School Website. 

Past Retreats and Events

ShareMRV

Dates: July 27-28, 2021

ShareMRV is a grassroots organization focused on food justice through nourishing resilient food systems in the Mad River Valley. Learn more…

Farm to Institution New England

Dates: July 28-30, 2021

Farm to Institution New England is a six-state network of nonprofit, public and private entities working together to transform our food system by increasing the amount of good, local food served in our region’s schools, hospitals, colleges, correctional facilities, and other institutions. The FINE network consists of non-profit organizations, government agencies, institutions, foundations, farms, food distributors, food processors, food service operators and others. Learn more…

The Philosopher’s Retreat

Dates: August 1-8, 2021

A group of professors from around the country meet for a week of discussion and retreat.

Cx Associates

Dates: August 9, 2021

Cx Associates is in the business of decreasing building energy use as a way to combat climate change through all of our service areas. They focus on innovation and best practices to deliver results that make a difference in individual buildings, or across efficiency programs. Learn more…

Vermont Foodbank

Dates: September 23-24, October 7, 2021

As a member of Feeding America, the mission of Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. Thousands of our neighbors struggle to meet their food needs. Each year the Vermont Foodbank and our network of partners throughout the state serve as many as 153,000 Vermonters in need of emergency food assistance. Learn more…

ECO AmeriCorps

Dates: September 15-17 2021
ECO AmeriCorps provides participants an opportunity to shape a lifelong career in environmental conservation, while immediately placing feet on the ground in a fight for Vermont’s environment.

Angie Andrews Retreat

Date: September 24-26, 2021

“There is nothing like gathering groups of women to support each other on their journey.  That is why I love offering virtual and live group programs. In my programs we explore ways to connect more deeply with intuition and live from a heart centered place.” Learn more…

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