The 2018 Firefly Gathering is now history.
The organizers and staff extend their deepest gratitude and appreciation to everyone who participated in making our 11th gathering one of our best and most successful ever. Heartfelt thanks to the worktraders who helped set up and run the event, to the instructors who contributed their valuable skills and wisdom, and most especially to the paying campers who helped us cover the bills.
We sincerely thank our hosts Amy Eldridge and Bob Wise
for so graciously sharing their Farm at Green Heron Pond for the second year.
2019 Dates will be announced as soon as possible!
For Lost & Found information, please visit our Contact Us page.
Classes & Programs
We have a range of classes in Crafts Examples include Basketry, Fibers, Leatherwork, Clothing, and Making Natural Dyes (see below for more about these) Check out our Permaculture and Organic Gardening classes, as... Read More
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-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
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
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
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 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
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