The Firefly Gathering is a grassroots, community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Western North Carolina, providing educational and cultural programming to the Asheville area since 2007. By offering a cyclical sharing of traditional craft and wisdom in community, we reconnect people in the Southeast with the teachings of the past to engage with the rapidly changing present to co-create a sustainable future.

By offering a cyclical sharing of traditional craft and wisdom in community, Firefly reconnects people in the Southeast with the teachings of the past to engage with the rapidly changing present to co-create a sustainable future. 

Annual Gathering

The Annual Gathering will be held June 7th – June 12th, 2022 at Deerfields in Mills River, NC.

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Near the summer solstice each year, around 1,000 people convene from around the globe for the Firefly Gathering. Here folks come together to share skills and ancestral knowledge with the common goal of expanding their capacity to live well with Earth and one another.

Days are filled with classes of all kinds, while evenings bring live music, dancing, and of course the fireflies, who dazzle us with their beautiful display of light! A variety of nature connection programs guide children and teens to engage through learning and play.

Click here to learn more about our Annual Event.

Near the summer solstice each year, around 1,000 people convene from around the globe for the Firefly Gathering. Here folks come together to share skills and ancestral knowledge with the common goal of expanding their capacity to live well with Earth and one another. Days are filled with classes of all kinds, each offering skills to connect us with Earth, our human heritage, and the great wonders of life. Evenings are filled with live music, dancing under the moon and stars, and of course the fireflies, who dazzle us with their beautiful display of light! A variety of nature connection programs guide children and teens to engage through learning and play. For many, coming to The Firefly Gathering is a life changing experience. 

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Perennial Workshops

The Firefly Gathering has long had an intention to make the life-changing skills that we offer at our Annual Gathering accessible to more people.  Firefly’s Perennial Workshop program broadens our class offerings into every season of the year. Whether you’ve been curious about our annual gathering, but haven’t yet made it; or if you’ve attended in the past but simply want more, this is a great opportunity to learn! 

Click here to learn more about our Perennial Workshops.

The Firefly Gathering has long had an intention to make the life-changing skills that we offer at our Annual Gathering accessible to more people.  Firefly’s Perennial Workshop program broadens our class offerings into every season of the year. Whether you’ve been curious about our annual gathering, but haven’t yet made it; or if you’ve attended in the past but simply want more, this is a great opportunity to learn! 

Click here to learn more about our Perennial Workshops.

Community

In addition to Perennial and Annual Firefly, we are also focusing on Community Connection. This program is designed to unite various communities and organizations in Western North Carolina to share resources, support each other, and create a web of commonality. 

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Community Connection is a project that unites various communities and organizations in Western North Carolina to share resources and support. The past few years have shown us that strength comes from the ground up, from the support networks we as individuals build, and from each other.  We provide volunteers the opportunity to give back to the larger Asheville community through elder initiatives, work days in local community gardens, free public social events and more. We seek to identify the emerging needs of this rapidly changing time through the lens of nature and our elders and meet those needs by weaving a strong web of change that ALL can be a part of.

Click here to learn more about Community Connection Opportunities.