Reclaiming Gifting

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By Justina Prenatt The long nights are a gift. The shivering dark and quiet, the nourishment from long sustaining winter squashes, the healing support of elderberry we harvested in summer, now used to quell seasonal ick – they are all gifts. Our lives, our vast array of experiences, every instance of … Read More

Introducing the 2018 Primitive Skills Intensives

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We are so excited to announce that we are bringing back two waves of Primitive Skills Intensives in 2018: one before the gathering and one after. These in-depth workshops will appeal to those craving a little more of the Firefly experience. Firefly’s Foundations Workshop will be offered the weekend before the event. … Read More

Primitive Book Nook: The World Until Yesterday

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Review by Bari Caton The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond Published in 2013 by Penguin, 512 pages This New York Times bestseller by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Jared Diamond fluently describes the many areas of modern life that could benefit from the ancient practices … Read More

Creating A Mission For Firefly

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The Firefly team is on a mission to make a mission. Like all successful organizations, we’re boiling down all we do into a pithy, concise, one-sentence statement that captures the essence of what the Firefly Gathering is all about. This will not only help define our common vision today, but it … Read More

Harvesting Lessons: My Journey to Firefly

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By Justina Prenatt Oct 1, 2017   I am an autumn baby, born days after fall equinox. Every year as we honor the harvest and the gradual return to the dark and composting stage of the seasons, I also celebrate my personal completion of another full cycle of living on … Read More