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

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. Learn more about us and our work here.

Upcoming Events

Firefly Gathering 2024

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Annual Gathering

Each summer hundreds of people come together in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina for the Annual Firefly Gathering, the largest earthskills gathering in the country. Skilled instructors, artists, musicians, speakers and thinkers  co-create this experience to expand our capacity to live well with one another and our beloved Earth. For many, coming to The Firefly Gathering is a life-changing experience that they return to year after year. 

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! 

Donate

The Firefly Gathering is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are a vital part of our operation. With the vision of growing and inspiring a strong and diverse community of earth-centered peoples, The Firefly Gathering offers multiple avenues of support to make skill-sharing more abundant and accessible. In addition to supporting our skill-sharing opportunities through the Annual Firefly Gathering and our year-round Perennial Workshops, donations also make equitable pricing options possible for these events, through our Equity Fund and Equitable Pricing Model.

To learn more and support Firefly Gathering with a donation, please click the button below. 

Thank you so much for your generous support!