Earthskills and Culture: Q & A with Mama Tortuga

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In our latest blog post, we ask Johanna Castillo (aka Mama Tortuga) why she feels Earthskills Gatherings are important to human culture. Her response is timeless.

Earthskills as Connection: Q & A with Talcon Quinn

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“By showing others how to do a skill, every single time, my relationship with the skill evolves and I become more intimate with it.“

Remember the Timeless Art of Hide Tanning

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Hide tanning is treasured today for its deep connection to ancestors, reducing waste, honoring the loss of life, and its practical and aesthetic applications.

The Age of Deer


In celebration of Erika Howsare’s new book, The Age of Deer, we are excited to share this excerpt with you. In this new work, Erika shares a first-hand account of her first time at the Gathering.

New Herbal First Aid Immersion Program at Firefly – Info & Application

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Ready to deepen your herbal medicine training and gain hands-on experience to hone your first-aid skills? Learn more about Firefly’s Herbal First Aid Immersion at this year’s Annual Gathering!