• June 29th - July 2nd, 2017
    FIrefly Gathering 2017
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    It's tax deductible and helps us spread the love!
  • Primiative Earth Skills & Permaculture Workshops
    Leicester, North Carolina
  • Bushcraft and Campcraft
    Trapping
    Traditional Living Skills
    Hunting and Fishing
  • Fire, Metal and Stone Classes
    Homesteading and Survivalism Classes
    Gardening and Permaculture
    Plant Medicine and Food
    Plant Medicine and Food
    Plant Medicine and Food
    Plant Medicine and Food
  • Get Involved
Dates in 2017 are June 29 to July 2.  Our 10th  annual Firefly Gathering will be held at a new location this year in Leicester, NC, about 18 minutes from the center of downtown Asheville, NC.  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. In addition to two class sessions each of the four days, we offer evening entertainment, basic infrastructure, and on-site camping.
We encourage you to check out the Firefly Manifesto to find out how we have all  come together for four days every summertime for nearly a decade to share skills and commune with each other and nature.

 

Classes and Programs

Bushcraft and Campcraft
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Hunting and Fishing Hunting classes include instruction in the use of hunting tools such as archery, and knife and tomahawk throwing.  We also offer classes where you can learn to make hunting tools like... Read More

Fire, Metal and Stone Classes
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Fire-Making We have crossed many significant thresholds on our journey to becoming modern human beings: walking upright, language, art, religion, horticulture and irrigation. Perhaps the most important is the careful cultivation and taming... Read More

Community and Storytelling
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Communication & Community Building Ancient Chinese knowledge teaches that “the community that practices nonviolent communication together, stays together.” OK, so maybe it’s a new Asheville saying, but the skills of empathic engagement, peacemaking... Read More

Natural Parenting and Mentoring
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For Closely related classes, please check out our Community and Storytelling Classes. Classes that Matter for Raising a Healthy Next Generation In 2015, we added a new track of classes specifically geared toward... Read More

Plant Medicine and Food
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We have a range of classes about plant medicine and food.   Food and Fermentation Our Food and Fermentation track includes classes on everything from wild edible mushrooms and open-fire cooking to advanced... Read More

Natural Building and Appropriate Technology
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Natural Building Clay. Straw. Wood. Stone. Debris shelters. Wattle-and-daub walls. Timber-framing. Tiny homes. Three-season shelters. Putting a roof over one’s head is one of the most important ways we empower ourselves and become... Read More

Gardening and Permaculture
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We have a range of classes about plant medicine and food. For Closely related classes, please check out our Homesteading / Survivalism Classes. Organic Gardening Learning the basics of organic gardening is the... Read More