Firefly, the Largest Annual Earthskills Gathering in the World, Starts June 29

Categories: Education, Survival, Homesteading

Firefly Gathering 2017, the largest earth-skills gathering in the world, will be held in Leicester, North Carolina, June 29-July 2. The gathering offers classes teaching emergency survival, building an off-grid home, gardening and permaculture, and useful trades such as working with metals and leather.

10th  annual Firefly Gathering will be held at a new location this year in Leicester, NC, about 18 minutes from the center of downtown Asheville, NC.  The gathering offers a wide range of classes for adults and children on eco-homesteading, primitive skills, permaculture and nature connection that are designed to enhance your everyday life.

Firefly gathers a bevy of inspiring, amazing people. In addition to two class sessions each of the four days, we offer evening entertainment, basic infrastructure, and on-site camping.We encourage you to check out the Firefly Manifesto to find out how we have all  come together for four days every summertime for nearly a decade to share skills and commune with each other and nature. 

Eight classes will be offered –two each of the four days, and class registration will occur upon arrival.

Course categories include: Plant Medicine and Food; Permaculture and Gardening; Natural Parenting; Fire, Metal, and Stone; Homesteading / Survivalism; Natural Building and Appropriate Technology for Living Off-Grid; Animal Husbandry; Martial Arts; Bushcraft and Campcraft; Crafts in Basketry, Fibers, Leatherwork, Clothing, and Making Natural Dyes. The full list of classes with their descriptions can be found here.

In addition to the adult classes, Firefly has Cooperative Childcare for ages 18 months-7 years, Kids Classes for ages 8-12, and a Teen Camp for ages 13-18.

Evening entertainment of stories, music, dance, and fellowship will be provided.

The General Schedule for the classes and evening events can be found here.

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