Gathering Ground Is Auctioning an Original Painting by Steve Lynch of Koyen Family Farm

Gathering Ground Is Auctioning an Original Painting by Steve Lynch of Koyen Family Farm To help raise funds for our programs, we are auctioning off an original painting by Island artist Stephan M. Lynch. It depicts the historic Koyen Family Farm. About the painting, Lynch says, “This oil painting on stoneware was inspired by a … Continue reading Gathering Ground Is Auctioning an Original Painting by Steve Lynch of Koyen Family Farm

Applications are open for Summer 2022

Spread the word! If there is a young adult in your life who loves to be outdoors and hands-on learning, Gathering Ground's summer program might be for them!For young adults 18 to 27 with an interest in environmental studies, sustainable agriculture, food justice, conservation, and communal and ecological living, Gathering Ground's summer program provides the opportunity to … Continue reading Applications are open for Summer 2022

Reflecting on 2021 and Preparing for 2022

Double your impact so we can double ours!  Every donation received by midnight on December 31st, will be matched! That means you have 10 more days to give to Gathering Ground and your impact will be doubled! $100 becomes $200.Every dollar given to Gathering Ground will go to support our programs which help connect people to … Continue reading Reflecting on 2021 and Preparing for 2022

Review of the summer Internship

by Sophia Hagen Having grown up on Washington Island, I’m always seeking opportunities to go home during the summer, so I was excited to learn about Gathering Ground and their educational internship opportunity. While at the time I didn’t know enough about agriculture to have much of an interest in the subject, I have every … Continue reading Review of the summer Internship

Dinner in THe Vineyard was a success

Gathering Ground hosted its third annual fundraiser celebrating local farms and local chefs on Sept 12. The event included a cocktail hour with passed appetizers, a five-course meal, cider and wine, and live music by Island musicians, Pauline, and The Bell-McDowell Band and a silent auction. Thank you to everyone who made the Dinner a success: our … Continue reading Dinner in THe Vineyard was a success

Gardening with Native Plants and Wildflowers

Russell Rolffs, Gathering Ground's farm manager and owner of Hoot Blossom Farm, shared with us his growing knowledge about Native plants and Wildflowers during a Zoom Coffee Talk in February. Hoot Blossom Farm is selling starts and 2 and 3 year old plants for your garden. Hoot Blossom will donate a wildflower plug to Gathering … Continue reading Gardening with Native Plants and Wildflowers

Nature Writing with Write On and Gathering Ground

By Nora Boxer, UWM graduate student in creative writing This January, I was given the opportunity to participate as a student in Write On, Door County’sThe Craft of Writing Series via a scholarship made possible through Gathering Ground. Thefocus of the three-week series was Nature, and it was led by writers Camille Dungy and ScottRussell … Continue reading Nature Writing with Write On and Gathering Ground