Woodslore, Weeds, and Wildwoods Wisdom Walk with Doug Elliott

Naturalist Doug Elliott sharing stories in the forest

About Woodslore with Doug Elliott Whether he’s pointing out poison ivy, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, pondering the “nature” in human nature, telling wild snake tales, or […]

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.

Winter Botany and Wild Foraged Tea w/ Marc Williams

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Workshop Description: Winter Botany and Wild Foraged Tea Join ethnobotanist and long-time Firefly instructor and friend Marc Williams as we unravel the mystery of botany and plant identification during the […]

Our Magnificent Trees: Identification, Uses, Folklore, and More with Luke Cannon

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Autumn is a wonderful time for learning about the magnificent trees of our region and their incredible uses and folklore. Beyond being beautiful and inspiring (especially in the fall!), trees […]

Fungi & Wild Mushroom Identification Walk with Luke Cannon

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Join Luke Cannon in discovering the astounding world of wild mushrooms and fungi on this forest walk near Asheville, NC! More than a botanist, Luke Cannon is a long-time pursuer […]