• FIrefly Gathering 2019
    June 13- June 16, 2019
  • Support our Scholarship Fund!
  • in Leicester, North Carolina
    Primitive Earth Skills & Permaculture Workshops
  • Traditional Living Skills
    Bushcraft and Campcraft
    Hunting and Fishing
    Trapping
  • Plant Medicine and Food
    Plant Medicine and Food
    Plant Medicine and Food
    Plant Medicine and Food
    Gardening and Permaculture
    Homesteading and Survivalism Classes
    Fire, Metal and Stone Classes
  • Get Involved
    Join Firefly as a teacher or worktrader

Support Firefly Gathering This Holiday Season

As we enter a season of giving, Firefly Gathering would be honored to receive your support. We welcome you to make a financial gift in the name of a loved one or to represent your own generosity at the link below. Your gift will directly impact the Gathering’s future as a non-profit but providing the funds to complete our registration, relaunch our website, and host our 12th Annual Firefly Gathering in June 2019 

Click Here to Support Firefly

2019 Dates: June 13th-16th at Deerfields in Mills River, NC

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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