Firefly Gathering would not be possible without the generous donation of both time and money from our extended community. There are many ways to support the Gathering, and we look forward to working with you to create a beautiful event.


Firefly Gathering is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and donations are a vital part of this transition. There are many extra expenses involved in the process such as legal fees, and general donated funds this year will go to covering these extra costs so that we can continue to price our tickets affordably.

Scholarship funds go directly to sponsoring folks from underserved communities and to people with special situations that preclude them from paying or from doing worktrade in order to attend Firefly. We award scholarships to people whom we believe will spread the skills and philosophies shared at Firefly to communities that would otherwise not be exposed to them. Every $240 contributed means another person gets to attend this life-changing event who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate. Funds can also be directed to supporting our instructors as well as supporting our outreach program.

We also accept sponsorships. Firefly would not be possible without the support of local and national businesses who reflect our values. Our newsletter and social media accounts reach over 14,000 people, and our 700 event attendees can experience your product at the Gathering and receive printed materials with your logo on them.

For more information about donations or sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at

To learn more about how we use the funds we receive from donations and ticket sales, click here to view our Financial Statement.

To support the Gathering with a donation, please click the button below. You will be redirected to our Paypal page.


Worktrading is an opportunity to get more involved with the inner workings of Firefly Gathering. It’s ideal for folks who cannot afford tickets and for folks passionate about working hard to help create this special experience with a large, motivated group of wonderful people.

2021 worktrade applications will be available next year.


The Firefly community has been blessed to work with many skilled instructors throughout the years. They provide an abundance of classes spanning a broad range of topics, skills, and perspectives. We seek out local masters in each field who are excited to come and share the skills and knowledge that they have refined over years of study, practice, and instruction.

Our goal is to offer a wide range of classes that share skills to connect us to the land and our cohabitants, to ourselves and one another, and to our ancestors and our future generations.

We hold space for new and upcoming instructors each year to balance our seasoned, well-known instructors. This mixes up the courses provided and adds new and exciting approaches to age old concepts.

2020 teaching applications will be posted in spring. Instructors who have taught in the past do not need to apply again; you are already in our system.