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.”

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

Please note that our workshops have limited spots. Early registration is recommended.

DIY Blacksmithing w/ Tod Kershaw

Barnardsville (specific location shared later) Barnardsville, NC, United States

About the Workshop: DIY Blacksmithing What can I make with a  piece of scrap metal?  Is this something that can be worked in the forge?  Will it make a good […]

Get Tickets $50.00 – $125.00

Hip-Hop & Healing w/ Isa Whitaker

Asheville, NC (specific location to be shared later) NC, United States

About the Workshop: Hip-Hop and Healing Join multi-talented lyricist, Hip-Hop artist, and Firefly Gathering Equity Advocate Isa Whitaker for an afternoon exploring the roots of Hip-Hop. From learning history to […]

Get Tickets Free – $55.00

Basket Weaving: Willow Carry-All Baskets w/ Tyler Lavenburg

Weaverville, NC (specific location shared later) Weaverville, North Carolina, United States

Registration Closure: Thursday, September 12, 2024 About the Workshop: Willow Basket Weaving Welcome to the wonderful world of willow! Willow basket weaving is a traditional craft historically practiced throughout much […]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $475.00

Magical Mead Making w/ Marissa Percoco

Barnardsville (specific location shared later) Barnardsville, NC, United States

About the Workshop: Mead Making Experience the transformative power of fermentation in this deep dive into the ancient art of mixing honey (the nectar of the flowers of plants gathered […]

Get Tickets $35.00 – $75.00

“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.”

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

If you can’t find your welcome letter, or you’re running late to a workshop, or you have questions about an upcoming workshop, reach out to Ala, our Class Coordinator, by email or phone:

828-222-0875

[email protected]

Yes, if you notify us at least 14 days prior to the workshop date you can receive a credit (not an actual ticket) equal to the dollar amount you paid minus a 5% processing fee (see here for more details) that can be applied towards any Perennial Gathering or Annual Gathering ticket (while tickets last). Credit is valid for 3 years.

To receive credit, transfer your ticket to another person, or redeem credit, notify us in writing by email at [email protected] at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop or event you’ll miss, or 14 days prior to  the event you’re applying your credit towards. No post-deadline requests accepted. 

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.

No, only Service Animals are allowed at workshops. Please notify us if you are bringing a Service Animal by emailing us prior to the class: [email protected]