Perennial Workshops

Firefly is incredibly excited and grateful to make the life-changing skills that we offer at our Annual Gathering accessible to more people through Perennial Firefly! 

This program of year-round workshops serves to broaden our reach into every season of the year.

“We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. And touch. And hear.”

Richard Louv (Author, “Last Child in the Woods”)

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. We are incredibly excited and grateful to announce Perennial Firefly! This program serves to broaden our reach 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!

Upcoming Workshops

Join us for our upcoming Perennial Workshops!


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NEW: Don’t miss out on our “Bundle” options, which combine two classes for a discount.  

Join us for our upcoming Perennial Workshops!

Click the workshops below to register now. 

Please note that our workshops have a limited spots, and fill quickly! 

Early registration is recommended.

“We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. And touch. And hear.”

Richard Louv (Author, “Last Child in the Woods”)

Energetic Exchange

Sliding Scale Ticket Pricing

Part of our vision at The Firefly Gathering is shifting cultural paradigms. Currently folks with access to more wealth have more opportunity for growth and connection. This is not an equitable approach.

We feel that the classes, experiences and skills we offer are important for everyone’s well being. To help achieve this goal, our workshops are priced at three levels, allowing each participant to pay at the rate that feels most viable.

To engage in mutual community support, please consider the following options and select your price at checkout.

  • For those who have enough to share, thank you for being a Sponsor. This is an opportunity to support someone else in participating who may not otherwise be able to.

  • The Standard pricing reflects what it costs to produce the class and cover basic expenses.

  • We offer an additional Equity Discount for those from the following communities who support reparations and/or an equitable redistribution of wealth and would not have access to this workshop without this discount:

  • Indigenous or Native American, Black, Latino/a/x

  • Other peoples of the global majority, or racialized communities

  • Ethnicities underrepresented in the Southeastern earthskills community

This discount is supported by Sponsors and Firefly’s fundraising efforts. In the future, we intend to expand this price tier to include other marginalized and oppressed communities, as we have the funding to do so.

This is equity. We care deeply for each other, and are working to transform the world into a culture of abundance and opportunity for all. Thank you for helping us. This is what keeps Firefly going and helps build more sustainability, resilience, and connection in our community and our world.

Equitable Pricing Model

Part of our vision at The Firefly Gathering is shifting cultural paradigms. Currently folks with access to more wealth have more opportunity for growth and connection. This is not an equitable approach. We feel that the classes, experiences and skills we offer are important for everyone’s well being. To help achieve this goal, our workshops are priced at three levels, allowing each participant to pay at the rate that feels most viable.

To engage in mutual community support, please consider the following options and select your price at checkout.

  • For those who have enough to share, thank you for being a Sponsor. This is an opportunity to support someone else in participating who may not otherwise be able to.

  • The Standard pricing reflects what it costs to produce the class and cover basic expenses.

  • We offer an additional Equity Discount for those from the following communities who support reparations and/or an equitable redistribution of wealth and would not have access to this workshop without this discount:

This discount is supported by Sponsors and Firefly’s fundraising efforts. In the future, we intend to expand this price tier to include other marginalized and oppressed communities, as we have the funding to do so.

This is equity. We care deeply for each other, and are working to transform the world into a culture of abundance and opportunity for all. Thank you for helping us. This is what keeps Firefly going and helps build more sustainability, resilience, and connection in our community and our world.

FAQ

Thank you for your support in our ongoing efforts to keep each other healthy and safe. Please read through and familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:

To protect other workshop participants, please stay home if you are at risk of spreading Covid-19 or any other communicable illnesses. Please see our Credit Policy (below) for credit and transfer options in the event that you cannot make it to a class.


We are currently focusing on scheduling outdoor classes and as Buncombe County is no longer enforcing a mask mandate, masks are currently optional at perennial workshops (we will have some available for anyone at any time).


At the start of each class, in an ongoing effort to cultivate a culture of respect and consent, we will offer colored lapel ribbons to all class participants which will indicate the level of comfort folks have with distance requirements in general. Please pay attention to other’s color choices and respect their preferences.


Red: I prefer social distancing/personal space whenever possible.
Yellow: Please ask consent before entering my personal space.
Green: I welcome others into my personal space.

Yes, if you notify us at least 7 days prior to an event you can recieve a credit equal to the dollar amount that can be applied towards any ticket (while tickets last) and is not an actual ticket. Credit is valid for 3 years.

To receive credit or to transfer your ticket to another person, notify us in writing by email at registration@fireflygathering.org at least 7 days prior to the start of the class or event you’ll miss. No post-deadline requests accepted. 

Email us at registration@fireflygathering.org to redeem your credit. We do not offer refunds. There are no credits for no-shows. Read more about our credit policy here.

Firefly retains the right to cancel any event or class at any time due to low registration, public health concerns, or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, all tickets will automatically become credit for future events and classes, with the option for refunding if credit is not desired. See our Credit, Cancellation, and Covid Policy for more information.