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Sun, Apr 21


Hone Quarry Day Use Area

Listening to the Land - a Wild Church Gathering

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Listening to the Land - a Wild Church Gathering
Listening to the Land - a Wild Church Gathering

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Hone Quarry Day Use Area, Hone Quarry Rd, Dayton, VA 22821, USA


About the Event

Although "Earth Day" is every day, we gather to honor this April focus with a time set aside to practice listening more closely to the earth in the particular place of Hone Quarry. Our time together will include a longer time of solo wandering with a focus of  the act of wandering, and ways of listening into the subtle energies of the sacred land, waters and creatures. There is a conversation going on all around us all the time, we practice how to open to this. We hope you can join us!

Please bring/wear the following:

  • A folding chair or blanket to sit on
  • A symbol (object, drawing, photo etc) of some aspect of "nature" that is present for you these days
  • Your reuseable water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Journal and pen for jotting down inspirations, noticings, questions
  • Good walking shoes, comfortable layered clothing (the weather can change quickly)

We gather in the 'meadow' at the day-use picnic area of Hone Quarry. Hone Quarry is easy to find via GPS. Please note that you'll lose access to WiFi and cell service in the last few miles before you reach the sign for Hone Quarry. If you set your GPS before you go, it will be fine. When you turn onto Hone Quarry Rd (look for a large sign), the day-use picnic area is about 1.5 miles along a road with a lot of pot holes... Just drive slowly, go around when you can, your car will be fine. You'll see a sign for the picnic area and a wide open parking area, and our Shenandoah Valley Church of the Wild sign. If you reach the campground, you've gone too far. If you need a ride, let us know and if we can locate someone else from your area who's coming and willing to give rides, we'll let you know. 

There are two relatively "clean" pit toilets at Hone Quarry, usually enough parking, and just a quick 2-3 minute walk from the parking area across a bridge and to the meadow, with some rocky path. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to or text 540-405-9201. 

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