The eighth annual Firefly Gathering is now history!

We had a grand time -- taking and teaching classes, sharing wisdom and insight, getting inspired and being inspirational, helping each other, playing in the great outdoors, and dancing under the moonlight to the music of some truly talented local musicians.

In case you missed it, we sincerely hope you'll be able to join us next year.

The dates for Firefly 2016 are June 16-19,

with extended camping/intensives June 20-22.

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Many people who attended have already filled out paper surveys, but if you weren't among them, please visit the link below for a short 10-question survey about your experience this year.  We'd very much appreciate your feedback, so we can continue to improve the Firefly Gathering by tailoring it to your needs as much as possible.

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The gathering offers a wide range of classes for adults and children on eco-homesteading, primitive skills, permaculture and nature connection that are designed to enhance your everyday life.

Firefly gathers a bevy of inspiring, amazing people. Besides classes we offer evening entertainment, basic infrastructure, and on-site camping. If you want to learn more about the gathering and the intensives, please check out our new drop-down menus at the top of the page.

We encourage you to check out the Firefly Manifesto, to find out why our motley crew of tree huggers, survivalists, primitive-skills hobbyists, rednecks, and woods-hippies has been gathering together for 4 days every summertime for 8 years to share skills and commune with each other and nature.

Can't come to Firefly, or interested in more learning and playing throughout the year?

Check out our sister organization, for classes on Eco-homesteading, Organic Gardening, Primitive Skills, Natural Building, Carpentry, and Permaculture.