firefly 2020 is cancelled

The 2020 Firefly Gathering has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is with great sadness that we announce that The Firefly Gathering 2020 will not take place this year and will resume in 2021 (dates TBA). We regret these circumstances deeply, as we were very excited about our plans and offerings this year. However, as the world experiences this great COVID-19 crisis together, one of the best ways we can serve each other is to limit our contact, thereby slowing the rate of transmission and hopefully keeping health care available for all who need it. We encourage everyone to remain educated from trusted sources of information. The best defense against the unknown is knowledge itself.

the site

The 2021 Gathering will be at Deerfields in Mills River, NC. We hosted our first event there in 2019, and were blown away by the beauty of this sacred land. Firefly is honored to return and invite you to join there again.

Deerfields is just 30 minutes south of Asheville, and offers a truly beautiful location for us to share and grow together.

The site boasts two spring-fed freshwater lakes, sweet creeks, and robust hiking trails that meander through mature and diverse forests. Come enjoy over 900 acres of unspoiled wilderness.

lake at Deerfields


Our mission is to share skills of outdoor and traditional living, natural medicine, crafts, and community resilience in Southern Appalachia to promote healthy, connected, and sustainable livelihoods on Earth.

In a time of disconnection, industrial specialization, environmental injury, and rapid climate change, we believe it is of the utmost importance to adapt the way we live to not only survive in the changing world around us, but to thrive within our contributions to the human experience.

Firefly Gathering is a community organization dedicated to sharing the skills that help us to live abundantly with the Earth. We are officially now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations are tax deductible.

Click here to meet our Board of Directors


Firefly Gathering offers scholarships to support underserved communities, people of color, refugee communities, indigenous communities, communities that speak English as a second language, folks who are not already established in the Earth skills communities, and at-risk youth.

We offer these scholarships with the hopes to foster a strong and powerful diverse community of earth-centered people steeped in the earth-knowledge that Firefly has to offer, who in turn can work in their own greater communities, spreading this knowledge and sharing the skills they have learned with others.

Click here to learn more and apply for a scholarship.

our sponsors

Sugar Creek Meat
J Edwards International
Roots Hummus
Mate Factor
New Sprout Organic Farms
French Broad Food Co-Op

Buchi Kombucha


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Want to speak to a human? Call us at 828-202-9469.

PO Box 18758
Asheville, NC 28814

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