• June 21 - June 24, 2018
    FIrefly Gathering 2018
  • Support our Scholarship Fund!
  • in Leicester, North Carolina
    Primitive Earth Skills & Permaculture Workshops
  • Hunting and Fishing
    Trapping
    Bushcraft and Campcraft
    Traditional Living Skills
  • 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
    Join Firefly as a teacher or worktrader
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.

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Classes & 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

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